The results in more detail

  • Babies fell asleep more quickly
    •  On average, babies fell asleep 37% faster when using the three-step routine 
  • Babies slept for longer
    •  On average, babies slept longer when using the three-step routine 
  • Babies woke less frequently and for shorter periods
    •  There were over one-third (38%) fewer night-time awakenings, and the amount of time babies spent awake was almost halved (49%) 
  • Moms felt less fatigued and more energetic
    •  Moms also experienced a greater feeling of control and toddler bedtimes in particular were reported as 'easier' on a scale of 1-5. 

Results first published in:

1.Cross-cultural differences in infant and toddler sleep, Jodi A. Mindell, Avi Sadeh, Benjamin Wiegand, Ti Hwei Howd, Daniel Y.T. Goh; Sleep Med (2010)

2.My child has a sleep problem: A cross-cultural comparison of parental definitions - Avi Sadeh, Jodi Mindell, Luis Rivera; Sleep Medicine 12 (2011) 478-482

3.A Nightly Bedtime Routine: Impact on Sleep in Young Children and Maternal Mood - Jodi A. Mindell, PhD; Lorena S. Telofski, BA; Benjamin Wiegand, PhD; Ellen S. Kurtz, PhD; SLEEP, Vol. 32, No. 5, 2009

4.Mindell, J, Telofski L, Wiegland B et al. A Nightly Bedtime Routine: Impact on Sleep in Young Children and Maternal Mood. 2009, SLEEP, 32(5):599-606