The time it takes for your baby to learn any sleep training method will depend on their starting point. If your baby can fall asleep independently but has trouble connecting their sleep cycles, it will likely take two nights, and the first night will probably have an hour of crying. But if your baby is also re-learning their sleep habits, it will take a week or two to sleep through the night, and the first night can be up to three hours of crying.
When a baby is sleep training, each sleep session (like nap or night) is composed of crying, fussing, calm, and asleep. The total time a baby is asleep divided by the total amount of time they are in their sleep space is called their total night efficiency. With the Ferber Method, our Lovebug families typical progress like this:
We recommend first prioritizing sleep habits and then starting the Ferber Method. That approach will make it much easier on the entire family. Want to get started? Learn more about the Lovebug approach here.
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