In short – there are many. And unless there are significant limitations, you’ll use the one you choose.
I haven’t chosen one method and made it my “signature approach”. Instead I’ll tell you about a range of methods that can help children learn how to fall asleep independently, from the extremely gradual and gentle to more direct ones. I’ll list advantages and challenges, I’ll let you know what to expect and explain why it will happen. I’m an expert on sleep and you’re an expert on your family, together we’ll agree on the approach that suits you best, after taking into account a good number of factors.
One of the keys to success is staying consistent – and that’s much easier when you’re comfortable with what you’re doing because you understand exactly how it works. And when you have a personal cheerleader by your side (me!).