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What is Your Sleep Goal

What does “a good night’s sleep” look like for you?

Imagine for a moment that a genie has appeared, and promised to instantly solve your child’s sleep problems… What would you wish for?

Share your answers in the “Comments” section below.

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1 hour ago

I would like my baby to fall asleep independently and stay asleep. She’s waking currently up to 12 times per night and it’s exhausting.

16 days ago

I want my 3 month old to be able to sleep in her crib for longer than 20-30 minutes. I want her to be able to find the best way to self soothe that way not only her Daddy and I, but most importantly baby girl gets to sleep peacefully and obtains the rest she deserves. I want baby girl to not require me to hold/nurse her to sleep.

26 days ago

I just want to be able to put her to sleep without it taking hours on end. And eventually put her down and have her stay asleep for longer than 20 minutes.
I want to start having a life again, for myself and with my husband, without the stress of wondering if baby will go to sleep, and when, and for how long.
I want to have some kind of schedule to follow, even loose, so I can plan something for my day.

1 month ago

I want my 11 months baby girl to fall asleep by herself and sleep through the night or if she wakes up in the middle of the night find the way to go back to sleep. I also want to be able to be a person and a woman again beyond being a mom, I need time with my husband, to talk, to watch tv together and connect as we use to. My mom, who helps me so much needs a break too, she always wake up and stays by my side when my little girl is awake during the night.

1 month ago

I want to be able to set baby (8mo) down in her own bed awake and “tuck her in” and know that she’ll quickly and peacefully fall asleep on her own. Even if we still get up in the night to nurse, I want the setting back down to be easy and restful.

1 month ago

I want my now 10 month old to sleep in his own bed and to sleep through the night. I want him to also stop fighting his naps while at my sister and mom’s house

1 month ago

I want my almost 2-year old toddler to be able to fall asleep without nursing and stop waking (me) up every 2 hours each night. I want my brain to start working again and I want more time for myself and my partner in the evenings.

1 month ago

2 months of life with my daughter and loving our contact naps but aware that there is a nursery placement looming in 1.5 months time so want to help my daughter feel safe to sleep well without me.
Less reliance on being rocked to sleep, able to nap in her crib without a dummy or being held to fall asleep first. I want her to feel as safe and secure as when she sleeps on me which seems impossible but that’s the real goal. I’d like bed time to be 7/7.30 instead of 9.30/10pm. Also as she gets older to have a solid foundation for healthy sleep and sleep through the night.

1 month ago

I want my 3.5month baby to sleep trough the night, wake up no earlier than 7am, go to sleep without crying and props and have longer naps during the day.

Isabelle Fernandes
1 month ago

I want my 2 weeks old son to be able to sleep in longer stretches at night without having to depend on a feed or rocking to fall asleep. Additionally, I want his naps to be as per the required standard for his development. This would help me get my rest and be able to interact with him in a better way during the wake windows.

1 month ago

I want my 15 month old to self soothe throughout the night. I want to get more than 3 hours of sleep in my own bed.

1 month ago

I just want to sleep through the night again!

1 month ago

I want my 4 month baby to get a good night sleep (8-10 hours straight) so all me and my family get to rest to. A way so he can sleep himself without me nursing and bouncing him around.

1 month ago

To get 6-8 hours of straight sleep and for my 7 month old to put herself back to sleep without nursing

1 month ago

I would like my 5 week old daughter to be able to sleep longer during the nights so I get a proper rest too and to stop falling asleep while she’s feeding.

2 months ago

I want to help my 12 month old sleep through the night and I want to start sleeping through the night too.

2 months ago

I would like my daughter fall asleep without nursing her before bedtime and without her dummy and then to sleep 11 straight hours without me nursing her every two hours.

2 months ago

My 3 months boy is sleeping quiet good at night (with his favorite song, breastfeeding and walking at same time), about 4-5 hours without waking up, and then walking up every 2 hours for breastfeeding, but I think I don’t have enough milk, that’s why he can’t get more and sleep longer ( at nights I am only breastfeeding, at daytime also giving formula 60-100ml brest other formula, together 170-180ml).
We have a problem with daytime Naps, when I put him into his crib he is waking up immediately or after 5-10 minutes. And I need to walk and breastfeed again to make him sleep again.
After torturing 3 weeks I have found out the solution, just putting him to a stroller and swinging (he is usually almost sleepy at that moment), then he waking up in 40 minutes and I swinging if noticed it early or breastfeeding if he already active . I’ve just bought this program and hope to be able to put my baby to a bed at daytime also and at night sleep easier.
I’ve read about proses and I think than it was necessary, that’s why we started to use something to make baby sleep.
In hospital and 10 days after I was just putting baby to a crib after feeding and he sleeps well.
But then he started became nervous before sleep.

Last edited 2 months ago by Zara
2 months ago

I want my baby girl to fall asleep on her own without me breastfeeding her and not wake up every hour or two in the night. She is currently co-sleeping, I want her to sleep through the night in her crib without any night wakings so that I can give time to other things like household chores, office work, spend time with my husband, self care etc. Finally me and baby can have well rested night and feel refreshed and happy in the morning

2 months ago

I want my baby girl to fall asleep without me holding or rocking her to sleep. For her to sleep all night and not wake up every hour or two. Or stay awake for an hour wanting to play at 3am. I want to wake up at 5 or 6am and not be drained, to be able to workout or do something for myself before the kids wake up.

2 months ago

I want my son to be able to fall asleep on his own and be able to sleep through the night without so he can get the sleep he needs.

Hailey Burris
2 months ago

My sleep goal is for my son to fall asleep without a pacifier & stay asleep throughout the night. I want this for him so he can wake up refreshed & me so i can be the best mommy!

2 months ago

My sleep goal is for my son to fall asleep independently to get a good restful uninterrupted day and night sleep, waking up happy and refreshed.

2 months ago

My sleep goal is to sleep uninterrupted and without sharing my bed with my son halfway through the night. I want my son to sleep independently and get a solid nights sleep. My hope is he will be much happier and less irritable

2 months ago

My sleep goal is to help my son establish a good sleep routine. He is 2 months and wakes 1-2 times a night for feeding and diaper changes then at 6am for the day but I want him to be able to sleep longer so we can all get more and better sleep. I’d like him to nap well during the day and be able to self soothe and fall asleep on his own without nursing or rocking to sleep.

2 months ago

I would like my 10 month old to sleeo through the night, without waking up, for at least 6 hours each night. Hopefully even longer. And be rested again.

2 months ago

I would like my 8 month old to sleep through the night and without my help. He sleeps 2 x naps a day 1 hour in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon. He wakes 3-5 times a night and only falls back asleep when he is cuddled.

Erin Gibson
2 months ago

I would like to sleep (fall asleep- he usually wakes a few minutes after I’m starting to doze off) without being woken up OR having trouble sleeping because im waiting to be woken up.

2 months ago

To have my daughter go down for naps, nap for an appropriate time, and go down for bedtime without needing a crutch

2 months ago

I hope he can at least sleep for 6 hours consecutively ….

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