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How To Put A Baby To Sleep In 30 Seconds, According To A Sleep Therapist
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How To Put A Baby To Sleep In 30 Seconds, According To A Sleep Therapist

Chrissy Lawler is a mother of four, and founder of The Peaceful Sleeper.

Source: YouTube/Good Morning America
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Editor’s note: This article was originally published on July 19, 2021. It has since been updated.

If you've been having trouble putting your baby to sleep, here's some tricks and tips from an expert. Say hello to sleep therapist Chrissy Lawler. She's also a mother of four, and founder of The Peaceful Sleeper. According to her website, she says, "I’ve been practicing therapy for 9 years now, and I slowly started to realize that sleep issues were a common thread among all of my clients. So I got some additional training in advanced sleep medicine and learned that many of the mental health challenges we (and our children) face today stem from inadequate sleep. My goal as a baby sleep consultant is to take the stress out of sleep training and get everyone in the family a good night’s rest. I’m here to help you enjoy motherhood–not just endure it."

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The therapist founded The Peaceful Sleeper because she realized how critically important sleep is in all aspects of life. The mom-of-four also recognizes how parents are often under-informed or feel unnecessary guilty when it comes to sleep training their babies. So she's stepping in to help because good sleep can affect mental health and happiness. Speaking to Good Morning America, she explains how easy it is to get your baby to bed. It takes just 30 seconds to two minutes! She elaborates that parents should learn to identify their baby's sleep cues, which are more subtle signs that come before fussing, grunting, and squirming. This can help prevent overtiredness. Look for gazing off, sighs, redness around the eyes, and subtle yawns, she says. Lawler points out that sleep approaches between adults and babies are different. While adults get better sleep the more tired they are, babies need more sleep to get better sleep! So don't wait till your baby is all tired out. The more they sleep, the better they will sleep, she says.