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My newborn sleeps thru the night without sleep training – this is how!


Can you imagine? I haven’t had a full night’s sleep in 13 years! Finally, with baby number 6, I’ve cracked the code, and my baby is sleeping 10-12 hours a night. My top 3 baby sleep tips plus 1 game changer - in this episode about baby sleep WITHOUT sleep training, without crying it out, without fuss!


You Will Hear:

  • Where I started with baby sleep with my first (spoiler: it was a disaster!)
  • The top 3 tips I learned about baby sleep this time around that changed everything
  • A bonus tip I figured out myself that is a total game-changer and made everything click


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Have you tried any of these methods with your baby? What's your best tip to help baby sleep through the night?


xx Andrea

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Andrea Olson

About Andrea Olson

I'm Andrea and I spend most of my time with my 6 children (all under 12 yo) and the rest of my time teaching other new parents how to do Elimination Communication with their 0-18 month babies. I love what I do and try to make a difference in one baby or parent's life every single day. (And I love, love, love, mango gelato.)


  1. Avatar Megan on June 20, 2023 at 9:14 am

    Ah my baby boy is almost 6 mo old and still wakes every two hours…or more! Also quite a struggle to get him to nap during the day… I can’t imagine putting him down awake lol we almost exclusively nurse to sleep. I suppose that’s a lot of things I can try but it seems daunting! Would you say not nursing to sleep during the day and getting a sleep sack for the night would be a good place to start??

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on August 17, 2023 at 8:10 pm

      Every family has their own best dynamic, do what makes the most sense for you and your baby. Not nursing to sleep would be a great start as well as a sleep sack! You got this momma!

  2. Avatar Meredith on June 20, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    Sounds awfully like sleep training. Sleep training doesn’t mean cry it out necessarily. But it means respond x when the baby does y – as in don’t follow your babies cues. Also it’s very normal for a baby to wake up – it’s protective against SIDS for them to wake. It’s really crazy how pervasive sleep training is in the States. You’re saying “with sleep training” and this is 100% sleep training but you don’t even realise?!

    • Andrea Olson Andrea Olson on August 17, 2023 at 8:10 pm

      Thank you so much for your input!

  3. Avatar Kathryn on June 21, 2023 at 9:33 am

    @Andrea, I’m so glad that you got a good night’s sleep and that you feel like you found something that works for your baby. @Megan, biologically normal infant sleep is exactly as you’ve described and it sounds like you are doing an amazing job responding or your baby’s needs. All the nuances of infant (and toddler and preschooler!) sleep are not covered here, and there are no ‘quick fixes’ to alter the developmentally appropriate path for your child. You will see that, with the passing of time, your child’s sleep patterns become more adult-like. The amazing thing is, this will happen all on its own! If you are looking for advice, there is a completely evidence-based resource developed by researchers here in Australia. It’s called Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC), aka the Possums Program – It is heartwarming to see advice that is evidence-based but also completely aligned to our instincts as loving, attuned parents. Best of luck with your journey. Kathryn

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