5 Summer Sleep Training Tips for Your Baby: A Gentle Approach

As summer rolls in with its warm, sunny days, getting your baby to sleep can become more challenging. At Rocky Mountain Sleeping Baby, we understand the importance of gentle and effective sleep training methods. That’s why we’ve compiled these five summer sleep training tips to help your baby rest peacefully without resorting to the cry-it-out method. Here are our 5 Summer Sleep Training Tips for Your Baby: A Gentle Approach.

1. Create a Cool and Comfortable Sleep Environment

During summer, the temperature can soar, making it difficult for your baby to sleep comfortably. Aim to keep the room temperature between 68-72°F (20-22°C). Use a fan or air conditioner to cool the room if necessary. Dress your baby in lightweight, breathable sleepwear and consider using a sleep sack instead of blankets, which can help regulate their body temperature and ensure they stay safe and snug throughout the night.

2. Maintain a Consistent Sleep Routine

Consistency is key to successful sleep training, especially during the summer when days are longer and routines can easily be disrupted. Stick to a regular bedtime routine that includes calming activities such as a warm bath, gentle rocking, or reading a story. A consistent routine helps signal to your baby that it’s time to wind down and prepares them for a restful night’s sleep.

3. Block Out Excess Light

The extended daylight hours in summer can interfere with your baby’s sleep schedule. Use blackout curtains to darken the room during naps and bedtime. This helps to create a conducive sleep environment by mimicking nighttime conditions, which can aid in producing melatonin, the sleep hormone. If you’re traveling, consider portable blackout shades to maintain your baby’s sleep environment on the go.

4. Adjust Bedtime Gradually

As summer days are longer, it might be tempting to let your baby stay up later. However, sudden changes to bedtime can disrupt their sleep pattern. Gradually adjust your baby’s bedtime by 10-15 minutes every few days to align with the longer days. This slow adjustment helps their internal clock adapt without causing too much disruption to their sleep schedule.

5. Incorporate Gentle Soothing Techniques

At Rocky Mountain Sleeping Baby, we advocate for gentle soothing techniques to help your baby fall asleep. Instead of letting your baby cry it out, use methods like gentle rocking, soft lullabies, or a comforting bedtime routine. These techniques can help your baby feel secure and relaxed, making it easier for them to drift off to sleep. Remember, a calm and reassured baby is more likely to sleep soundly through the night.

Contact Us for Personalized Sleep Training Solutions

Every baby is unique, and sometimes, despite your best efforts, sleep training can still be challenging. If you need personalized advice or support, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Rocky Mountain Sleeping Baby. Our team of sleep experts is here to help you find gentle, effective solutions tailored to your baby’s needs.

Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you in creating the perfect sleep plan for your little one.


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For further assistance, contact us at Rocky Mountain Sleeping Baby and let us help your baby sleep better this summer.

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Hi! I'm Kandra

I am a mom of 2 incredibly sweet, active boys. I live in Denver, CO but help families all over the world since all my services are virtual. I have built a team of the world’s most talented sleep consultants, who also happen to be moms who have been exactly where you are. Exhausted, overwhelmed, ready for help. My struggles with my oldest son’s sleep drove me to where I am today. Coaching parents through the entire sleep training process with Gentle Sleep Solutions That Work™️️

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Hi! I'm Kandra

I am a mom of 2 incredibly sweet, active boys. I live in Denver, CO but help families all over the world since all my services are virtual. I have built a team of the world’s most talented sleep consultants, who also happen to be moms who have been exactly where you are. Exhausted, overwhelmed, ready for help. My struggles with my oldest son’s sleep drove me to where I am today. Coaching parents through the entire sleep training process with Gentle Sleep Solutions That Work™️️

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