How to Teach Your Baby to Be a Good Sleeper

Mighty Mommy welcomes sleep expert and author Dr. Janet Kennedy to discuss the best ways to sleep train your baby early on. Learn how to make your baby into a good sleeper for life.

Cheryl Butler
2-minute read
Episode #318

Welcome to Mighty Mommy’s Quick and Dirty Tips for practical parenting.

Today we have a very special guest on the show: Dr. Janet Kennedy, a clinical psychologist and founder of NYC Sleep Doctor, a consultation and psychotherapy practice where Janet is dedicated to treating a variety of sleep problems in babies, toddlers and even adults.  

After years of helping people solve their children’s sleep troubles, Janet has distilled her advice into a new book called, The Good Sleeper: The Essential Guide to Sleep for Your Baby (and You).

As we all know, sleep is an absolutely crucial aspect of every child's life (it's also often the key to survival for frazzled parents).

Janet's  book features a refreshingly straightforward approach for training infants to become great sleepers for life. .

Click the arrow in the player above to listen to the whole interview, or download the podcast episode from iTunes to learn: 

  • Why some babies can have trouble with sleep.

  • What some parents unwittingly do to negatively affect their baby's sleep habits.

  • The best ways to get your baby to sleep early on.

  • How early you can start to sleep train your baby. (Hint: Much earlier than you think!)

  • How long sleep training takes.

  • What to do about daytime naps.

  • The number one factor that contributes to making a child into a good (or bad) sleeper.

  • And much more!

If you want the most insightful, honest, effective way for instilling good sleep habits into your baby's life, be sure to pick up a copy of Janet Kennedy's book, The Good Sleeper.

What do you think about Janet's approach to sleep training? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below, post your ideas on the Mighty Mommy Facebook page, or email me at mommy@quickanddirtytips.com. Also, visit my family-friendly boards at Pinterest.com/MightyMommyQDT.

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About the Author

Cheryl Butler Project Parenthood

Cheryl L. Butler was the host of the Mighty Mommy podcast for nine years from 2012 to 2021. She is the mother of eight children. Her experiences with infertility, adoption, seven pregnancies, and raising children with developmental delays have helped her become a resource on the joys and challenges of parenting. You can reach her by email.