Episode 4: Forget Self-Soothing

To self-soothe or not to self-soothe? You’ve read all about it, everyone is telling you to teach your baby to do it but is teaching your child to self-soothe what you really want to be doing? Family sleep expert Alanna McGinn shares her thoughts on the term self-soothing and tells you to forget trying to teach your child to self-soothe. Instead teach them this.

Downloads From This Segment:

Your 4 Key Baby Sleep Tools

Articles That May Help:

Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child – Toxic Stress

Is It Harmful For Him to Cry to Sleep? 

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By | 2018-08-28T16:16:56+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Podcast|2 Comments

About the Author:

Alanna McGinn is the creator of The Good Night Sleep Cleanse and Founder of Good Night Sleep Site a family sleep consulting practice helping babies to adults sleep better. Alanna and her global team are working with families to overcome their sleep challenges. You can follow her expert advice on The Marilyn Denis Show, The Goods, and Your Morning, and national publications like Today’s Parent, Maclean’s, Prevention, and Huffington Post. Alanna strives in helping families and corporations overcome their sleep challenges and have happy well-rested smiles in the morning.


  1. Rosaline September 7, 2018 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    so excited to have these tools available! The community spirit around parenting is really incredible.

    I’m trying to download the 4 key baby sleep tools but am not able to? (no link?)

    Thanks for your help!

    • Alanna McGinn September 7, 2018 at 11:14 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for tuning in! I appreciate the support. The link is working on our end. It’s near the end of the post.

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