(StatePoint) As many parents know, getting a little one to sleep through the night can be challenging and frustrating. The good news is there are steps you can take to help your child -- and the rest of the family for that matter -- get much needed sleep. Here’s what to know:
• When to start: There is no one-size-fits-all approach to sleep training and no wrong time to start. However, it’s easier to break habits that haven’t become ingrained, so starting around the 5-month mark is a good idea. By this age, you’ve likely identified your child’s patterns. This knowledge can help you create a routine that works.