No, your eyes aren't deceiving you. The title of this post contains the word "sleep" and "reflux" in the same sentence. To understand how these two terms, along with "training" can possibly go together, let us first dissect the concept.
Sleep training: The thing you didn't know you needed to know about, until you find yourself with a baby who won't just be cool with sleeping. I don't know much about this at all. My first son slept well from a young age and my second son had reflux and never slept well.
There are a ton of techniques out there, including CIO or CRY IT OUT, which in my opinion and limited experience, was not a desirable option for my family in this situation. My conscience couldn't take it. However, from stories shared online, a modified approach to this method can work for some families.
Around the web:
This was a big topic on BabyCenter.com's Surviving Reflux: Dealing with Colic, Reflux, & MSPI - Sleep Training a Baby With Reflux with several mama's chiming in with advice.
There are also some great tips in the article The 7 Worst Baby Sleep Training Mistakes You Can Make - Incredible Infant (see #4 - Outside Factors - for the wildcards of Reflux & Colic). The article also cites a resource from the Fussy Baby Site A Mom's Colic Primer - The Fussy Baby Site.
I also found a helpful chain on Hellobee, titled Sleep Training a High Needs Baby
From my experience, I think you actually first need to train yourself on a whole new set of behaviors needed to survive these turbulent times:
How did you sleep train your little one, or like me, did you have to find your own way?
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