Online Sleep Training Class
This class is for 5-24 month olds
The ABC’s of Sleep for 5-24 month olds
“The ABC’s Of Sleep”-an online class providing step-by-step instructions for sleep training your baby. It is a balanced approach to help babies learn the skill of sleeping while teaching parents how to provide hands-on reassurance.
Is this class for me?
Please read the following statements
My baby is over 5 months of age.
All medical issues are being treated or resolved. (For example: reflux is under control or is appropriately treated with intervention/medication)
My baby is following his growth curve (gaining weight) and my pediatrician says sleep training is acceptable at this time
I understand there will be crying, but Cara will teach me how and when to intervene so my baby never feels abandoned.
I am ready for my baby to sleep independently in his/her crib.
I will make time to watch a 90 minute class (preferably all at once, but not required).
I can commit to following a sleep plan for 14 nights in a row.
I understand that I will have support and encouragement through my entire journey in the private Taking Cara Babies Facebook Group. I understand that I will not be alone on this endeavor.
I understand that Cara is a nurse, but this is not medical advice. However, everything taught in this class has been created using evidenced-based, scientific research.
If all of the above are true, you are ready for the ABCs of Sleep
Can you answer “yes” to any (if not all) of these questions?
Are you up multiple times a night even though your baby is older than 5 months?
Co-sleeping, but not much “sleep” is happening?
Replacing the pacifier multiple times a night sounds familiar?
Is your lack of sleep beginning to frustrate you or affect your daily performance?
Perhaps your baby has to sleep in a swing?
Does your baby have to be fed, rocked, or bounced to sleep?
Your baby sleeps less than 11 hours per night?
Is your relationship with your significant other beginning to suffer?
Does this sound too good to be true?
Your baby sleeps consistently 10-12 hours each night in the crib.
Bedtime is a snuggle fest, not a fight.
You and your spouse have time to connect in the late evenings.
You wake up refreshed and are greeted by a happy baby.
You have a flexible routine each day, but are not imprisoned by a strict schedule.
It’s NOT too good to be true!
“The ABC’s of Sleep” is a complete guide for parents desiring a restful night’s sleep for their baby and themselves. It is a sleep plan to follow to conquer rough nights.
Yes, there will be crying, but you will be attached to the entire journey so your baby never is abandoned or neglected.
For parents who know their nights need to change, but don’t know where to begin, you’ve come to the right place. This online class is a step-by-step approach to help your little one sleep in the crib the entire night while you provide reassurance all along the way.
What if my baby has to be nursed/fed to sleep?
The “ABC’s of Sleep” addresses that too. Cara lays out how to teach your little one to fall asleep independently.
What about night feedings?
We will gradually wean night feedings over the first week. If you or your doctor feel your baby still needs a feeding in the night, this class will show you how to maintain it.
What makes Cara qualified?
19 years experience as a neonatal and obstetrical nurse
13 of those years studying evidenced-based research in infant sleep, development, and attachment
Dedicated the last 5 years writing customized sleep plans while coaching hundreds of sleep-deprived parents
Combine all of that with the tender-heartedness of a mama who personally struggled with sleep deprivation and is madly in love with her four children…
…and you have the perfect combination of someone ready and willing to help tired babies and parents transform their life for the better.
What is Cara's method & philosophy?
Cara’s goal is for babies to learn to sleep through the night, but to shed the fewest number of tears in the process. She doesn’t believe in leaving babies to “cry it out” while parents are totally unattached to the process.
“The ABC’s of Sleep” is a balanced approach to help babies learn the skill of sleeping while teaching parents how to provide hands-on reassurance.
Sure, there WILL be crying as a baby protests the change to a familiar routine, but Cara will teach you how and when to intervene so your baby doesn’t feel abandoned or neglected.
SEE A DETAILED EXPLANATION OF CARA’S APPROACH HERE.
Do you include ongoing support?
For parents who purchase the online class, “The ABC’s of Sleep”, ongoing support, education, and encouragement is available at NO ADDITIONAL COST! Parents will be added to the PRIVATE Facebook Group moderated by Cara. Questions will be answered and guidance provided throughout the entire sleep-training journey. Furthermore, parents can connect with others who are or have been on the same path to restful nights.
You may also book a phone consult with Cara HERE to address your situation should you need it.
What is the success rate?
For parents who commit to following the plan laid out in the “ABC’s of Sleep” for 14 nights, there is 98% success rate with babies sleeping 10-12 hours each and every night. One hundred percent of those babies are completely attached to their parents after the 14-night journey is completed.
Will sleep training damage my baby emotionally?
There is absolutely NO EVIDENCE that crying with constant reassurance has any negative long-term side effects upon a baby. In fact, research proves just the opposite. Research shows that rested kids are joyful, attentive, and flourish in their environment! Cara shows you how to maintain a loving relationship with your baby as he learns to sleep through the night.
See research HERE.
Is this a one time fix?
Upon purchase of The ABC’s of Sleep, you will receive a 60 page printable booklet. This will guide you through the first two years of your baby’s life as developmental changes occur. It gives you a detailed plan to follow, night weaning instructions, nap guidelines, sample day schedules for each age group and answers to frequently asked sleep questions.
The first time you implement The ABC’s of Sleep, it takes about 14 nights to see those consistent 10-12 hour nights. Anytime sleep is derailed (due to travel, illness, or sleep regressions) simply follow the instructions in your booklet and your excellent little sleeper will return in about 3-5 nights.
See why sleep is so important HERE.