It’s common for parents to hold off on making changes to their baby’s routine because they’re worried about protecting big brother’s or big sister’s sleep.
For example, parents may understandably delay on sleep training, night-weaning or transitioning to the crib because they don’t want crying to wake up the other children.
For families in this boat, we have two suggestions that can make these milestones easier:
(1) Get a white noise machine for big sibling’s room to help muffle noise during periods of transition.
(2) Begin any changes on a Friday night. The first few days of a change tend to be the most challenging for tinybeans, so starting on the weekend will allow you greater flexibility in terms of schedules and letting siblings sleep later if needed. ☺