When we first came across this Goodnight Sleep Trainer, our first reaction was probably not dissimilar from your own. "You don't need a gadget to do that... Seriously is there a "toy" for everything?...Wait, what if it works?" This little doo-dad tracks how long your howler monkey has been down and when it's ok to head back in versus letting a little self-soothing happen. The Good Night Sleep Trainer retails for $29.99 from Think Geek and although the idea behind it isn't new, the gadget to accompany the idea is. Developed by pediatrician, Dr. Tucker, this device helps train and maintain a balance between letting a baby cry, self-soothe back to sleep, and you coming in to provide the baby comfort.
In theory you should be seeing results in 2-4 days and getting a full nights sleep in just a few weeks. Although this method is similar to what many parents already try, we know it can be hard to do when you've had less sleep all week than most people get in one night. You can read more on how it works or order one for yourself or for a friend here.
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