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Do THIS When Your Baby Wakes At Night

First things first: I’m having a 2-Day “Flash Sale” on The Sleep Sense Program where you’ll receive instant access to everything you need to get your child sleeping straight through the night at the lowest prices ever offered.

You can grab it here:

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Next: I want to share the #1 thing you should do each and every time your baby or toddler wakes during the night.

Seriously, if I could ONLY give one piece of advice to parents, this might be it… because it really can make a HUGE difference in a really short amount of time.

Ready for it?

The #1 thing you should do when your baby wakes in the night is…


At least for a minute or two, you should do nothing — and here’s why:

All humans (babies & toddlers included) have natural sleep cycles.

For adults it’s approximately 90 minutes; and for babies it’s about 45 minutes.

This means that at the end of every sleep cycle, we all technically “wake up.”

Usually, that “wake up” is extremely short, lasting less than 20 seconds.

Our eyes flutter, maybe we roll over, look at the clock, and then fall right back to sleep. The next morning, we almost never remember that we woke at all.

Sometimes, a baby will start to fuss or cry during these wake-ups. And as parents, our first instinct is to rush to our child’s side.

And even though our hearts are in the right place, this usually does more harm than good.

Think about it for a second.

Can you imagine if every time YOU rolled over or made a noise during the night someone came bustling into YOUR room and started patting you on the head?

Pretty disruptive, right?

Instead, give you child the chance to get back to sleep without your help.

Now, if you’ve never tried this before, it’s going to feel pretty uncomfortable lying in your bed and listening to your child cry, so here’s what I want you to do:

Before bedtime tonight, decide how long you could allow yourself to listen to your child fuss or cry before initiating contact with your child (either by patting/soothing, giving them a soother, or picking them up.)

For the first night, I recommend at least 2 minutes, but it’s completely up to you.

Then, when your child wakes, grab your watch or phone and start a timer for 2 minutes.

If you want, you can QUIETLY sneak into your child’s room and check on them… but no touching for those 2 minutes. (It’s best if your child doesn’t know you’re there…)

Some of you are going to very surprised when — after a minute or so — your baby settles herself down and starts drifting back to sleep!

If it doesn’t work, trying waiting 3 minutes the next time it happens, then 4 minutes, then 5, and so on.

It really does work!


P.S. The 2-Day Flash Sale I mentioned at the beginning of this e-mail will disappear on Thursday, June 11th, but remember: Even though the price is discounted, you’re still protected by the same guarantee I’ve promised each of my 52,000+ customers over the past 10 years:

If you don’t feel The Sleep Sense Program is right for you — for any reason whatsoever — just let me know via e-mail ( or phone (206-923-9489) within 1 year and you’ll get a prompt, polite refund.

In other words, there no risk to you if you do decide to give it a try.

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