It’s happened to many of us parents. You have it all figured out and then boom, your baby gets sick and the sleep teach guru you were comes to a crashing halt. Fear not, your baby’s ability to sleep on his or her own does not just go away! Here are a few things to consider:
- Evaluate where you are in the sleep teaching process. Have you been training for just one night or one week? If the sickness arises on day 1 or 2 of your sleep teaching process, I would recommend to discontinue the training until your baby is feeling better. If you are at the point where your baby has made loads of progress, then attend to your baby as needed and continue to focus on them falling asleep unassisted.
- When your child is sick, consider sleeping with them in their room versus bringing them to yours. Simply putting a mattress on the floor next to the crib will help ease the transition once your baby is feeling healthy again. Being sick does not impede their ability to know how to put themselves to sleep.
- Resume your sleep teaching routine when your child is 100% healthy (no fever, vomiting or other signs of illness) for at least 24 hours. Consult your physician for the sleep teaching green light!
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