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Bedtime

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How to Help Avoid Bedtime Meltdowns

I was barely showing during my pregnancy when the questions and advice started rolling in. Well-meaning strangers asked me about my sleep training philosophy, but with three months left until my due date, I hadn’t even thought about it yet. It wasn’t until my daughter was born and I was in a sleep-deprived state, dealing with bedtime meltdowns, that I started frantically searching for answers from two recommended books: Baby Wise and Secrets of the Baby Whisperer.  By the time she turned three months old, we were ready to implement our version of sleep training. Unfortunately, although our method worked and she began consistently sleeping 12 hours a night, she was never happy about going down. She screamed and cried for up to 10 minutes before falling asleep, and often still does to this today (she’s almost two). I’m still learning, and certainly, do not claim to have this all…