Every parent has a different threshold. Babies often don't sleep well, especially in the first few months. However, if your baby is 6 months or older and wakes up every two to three hours, isn't sleeping well, and fighting sleep negatively impacts your ability to function, these are some signs that hiring a sleep counselor is a good idea.
One of the most important aspects of in-home personalized consultation is having a well-structured bedtime. Children who rarely sleep often experience many sleep problems during their childhood. Bedding is a process that, above all, should bring joy. But it should be predictable and shouldn't take more than 30 minutes.
Set the night light so you don't have to worry about the darkness. A night light will also help you navigate the room if necessary. You can read them a story and after a few minutes slowly lower your voice to bring a calm and serene effect to the room. Your voice will make your child feel safe and secure enough to fall asleep.
Calmness is a skill that babies develop at 4-6 months of age. On the safe side, train the baby to sleep up to the six month mark, but be prepared to put in some effort first. Remember, it's not a good idea to start during pot training or while learning to walk, as these are the times that lead to insomnia.
However, if you have trouble sleeping after the first month, it's neither too early nor too late. Once babies are 2 weeks old and are gaining weight properly, they can exercise and sleep regularly.