How effective is the Ferber method of sleep training?
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Proper sleeping pattern in your baby is a vital part of child health care and development. Getting a baby to sleep through the night is challenging for any parent. Find out what the Ferber method of sleep training is and if it actually works!
When babies are first born, their sleep cycles tend to be very erratic. While they do sleep for a cumulative 17-18 hours in a day, they will only sleep for 2-3 hours at a stretch. For parents, this means having to get accustomed to their little one’s sleep routine until it starts to stabilize. If your baby is like most, then chances are this stabilization won’t happen on its own. To your baby, waking up and sleeping at odd hours will seem perfectly normal. You will need to help them internalize a normal sleep pattern so they can start sleeping through the night - and most importantly, allowing you to start sleeping through the night as well! The process of teaching your baby is popularly known as ‘sleep training’. Among the many sleep training techniques used by parents everywhere, the Ferber method has become one of the most popular. Here is everything you need to know about the Ferber method for sleep training and whether you should start using it for your baby. Also read our blog on The Ultimate Indian Baby Food Chart for 0-12 Months.