How To Help Your Little One Prepare For Sleeping In Their Own Room - By Dr Angelique Millette

Fourth Trimester: The First Months and Beyond | Parenting | Newborn Baby | Postpartum | Doula

Nov 27 2017 • 53 mins

Dr. Angelique Millette is a Family Sleep Consultant, Parent Educator, and creator of The Millette Method™. We welcomed her back on our show for a third time because she is simply that amazing. Here's what we discuss:

How to prepare a baby for sleeping in their own room in a way that emphasizes safety and love for the child

When to start thinking about making the transition from room-sharing to the baby being in their own room (around 12-24 months is pretty typical)

What considerations to make for having siblings sleep in the same room together

How sleep solutions vary from child to child

How to identify and address nightmares and sleep terrors

We discuss the phases of preparation for helping a baby prepare for sleeping in their own room, including practical exercises you can do at home with your child right away. For example, you can use pretend play to demonstrate safety, as well as draw pictures and tell stories about the bedtime routine. Listen to Episode 47 of the Fourth Trimester Podcast for the details.