Don’t even think about sleep training until you have read this ebook.

Chances are you ended up here as you are thinking about sleep training your child. You’ve probably looked at hundreds of websites, most of which will contradict each other when it comes to teaching your child to sleep more independently. You’re not sure which technique to choose as you’re not sure what technique will work for you or your child.

Luckily you ended up here.

Beginning to think about sleep training can be hard.

Which technique should you choose? How do I use the technique? Is it going to work for my child?

These are questions parents have asked themselves for decades.

Imagine being able to identify your child’s unique temperament, and see the techniques that will work for your child and those that won’t? How to implement the sleep training technique and knowing the daily routine that will work not only for their unique temperament but their age? The ebook ‘Working With Your Child’s Temperament To Achieve Blissful Sleep’ has everything you need.


I have been working with families for over 20 years and early on realized how each child’s temperament would determine who they are, how easily they feed and how easy they find sleep. I’ve worked with hundreds of families and every family I work with we treat the child like the individual they are; we adapt the routines and techniques we use to work not only for the child but the parents as well, they are the ones doing this day in and day out.

I have 5 ebooks available, one for each of the main temperaments Tracy Hogg, The Baby Whisperer identifies in the best selling book ‘Secrets Of The Baby Whisperer.’ Take the temperament quiz below and see the main temperament of your child (that is the temperament with the highest percentage). Download the book that corresponds with your child’s main temperament, and you are ready to work with your child and support them as you work on their daily routines and identify the sleep training technique you are comfortable with and which will work for your child.

Each ebook

~ Is set up for one main temperament.
~ Has daily routine examples for all ages.
~ Let’s you know how much wiggle room you have with these daily routines, depending on your child’s temperament.
~ Helps you get your unique child relaxed before sleep.
~ Let’s you know which sleep training techniques will work for your child’s temperament, which to avoid and what is the best age to start sleep training.







    As you might expect, this is the kind of baby every first-time pregnant woman imagines herself to have: good as gold. Pauline is such a baby – mellow, eternally smiling, and consistently undemanding. Her cues are easy to read. She’s not bothered by new surroundings, and she’s extremely portable – in fact, you can take her anywhere. She feeds, plays and sleeps easily, and usually doesn’t cry when she wakes up. You’ll find Pauline babbling in her crib most mornings, talking to a stuffed animal or just amusing herself by staring at a stripe on the wall. An Angel baby often can calm herself down, but if she gets a little overtired, perhaps because her cues were misread, all you have to do is snuggle her and tell her “I can see that you’re overtired”. Then, turn on a lullaby, make the room nice and dim and quiet, and she will put herself to sleep.

  • This is our predictable baby, and as such, he’s fairly easy to handle. Oliver does everything on cue, so there are few surprises with him. He reaches all the milestones right on schedule – sleeps through the night by three months, rolls over by five, sits up by six. He’ll have growth spurts like clockwork – periods during which his appetite will suddenly increase because he’s putting on extra body weight or making a developmental leap. Even as young as a week, he can play on his own for short periods – fifteen minutes or so – and he’ll coo a lot and look around. And he smiles when someone smiles at him. Though Oliver has normal cranky periods, just like the books describe, he’s easy to calm. It’s not hard to get him to sleep, either.

  • For an ultra sensitive baby like Michael, the world is an endless array of sensory challenges. He flinches at the sound of a motorcycle revving outside his window, the TV blaring, a dog barking in the house next door. He blinks or turns his head away from bright light. He sometimes cries for no apparent reason, even at his mother. At those moments, he’s shouting (in his baby language), “I’ve had enough – I need some peace and quiet”. He often gets fussy after a number of people have held him, or after outings. He’ll play on his own for a few minutes, but he needs the reassurance that someone he knows well – Mum, Dad, a nanny – is close by. Because this type of baby likes to suck a lot, Mum may misread his cues and think he’s hungry when he’d do just was well on a dummy. He also nurses erratically, sometimes acting as though he’s forgotten how. At nap time and at night time, Michael often has difficulty falling asleep. Touchy babies like him easily get off schedule, because their system is so fragile. An extra-long nap, a skipped meal, and unexpected visitor, a trip, a change in formula – any of these can throw Michael for a loop. To calm the Touchy baby, you have to re-create the womb. Swaddle him tightly, snuggle him into your shoulder, whisper a rhythmic sh….sh….sh sound (like the splashing of fluid in the womb) close to his ear, and pat his back gently, mimicking a heartbeat. (This, by the way, will calm most babies, but it works especially well with a Touchy baby). When you have a Touchy baby, the quicker you learn his cues and his cries, the simpler life is. These babies love structure and predictability – no hidden surprises, thank you.


This is a baby who seems to emerge from the womb knowing what she likes and doesn’t like, and she won’t hesitate to let you know it. Babies like Karen are very vocal and even seem aggressive at times. She often screams for Mum or Dad when she gets up in the morning. She hates lying in her own pee or poo, and she says “change me” by boisterously vocalising her discomfort. Indeed, she babbles a lot and loudly. Her body language tends to be a bit jerky. Karen often needs to be swaddled to get to sleep, because her flailing arms and legs keep her up and over stimulated. If she starts crying and the cycle is not interrupted, it’s like a point of no return, and her crying leads to more crying until she’s reached a fever pitch of rage. A spirited baby is likely to grab for her bottle at an early age. She’ll also notice other babies before they notice her, and as soon as she’s old enough to develop a good, firm grasp, she’ll grab their toys as well.

  • I have a theory that babies like Gavin have been here before – they’re old souls, as we call them – and they’re not all that happy to be back. I may be wrong, of course, but whatever the reason, I assure you this type of baby is downright mardy, as we say in Yorkshire – he’s mad at the world and lets you know it. (My coauthor informs me that the Yiddish equivalent is farbissiner.) Gavin whimpers every morning, doesn’t smile much during the day, and fusses his way to sleep every night. His mum has a lot of trouble keeping baby-sitters, because they tend to take this little guy’s bad humour personally. He hated baths at first, and every time anyone tried to change or dress him, he was fidgety and irritable. His mother had tried to breastfeed him, but she had a slow letdown (the pace of milk working its way down and through the nipple), and Gavin was impatient. Even though she switched him to formula, feeding is still difficult because of his cranky disposition. To calm a Grumpy baby, it usually takes a patient mum or dad, because these babies get very angry and their cries are particularly loud and long. The sh…… has to be louder than the cry. They hate to be swaddled, and they certainly let you know it. If a Grumpy baby has reached a major meltdown, instead of shushing say “It’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay” in a rhythm while gently swaying front to back.

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Which book should I choose?

Buy the book that corresponds to your child’s main temperament, that is the temperament that had the largest percentage. Do make sure you read through the descriptions of all the temperaments (above) especially the temperaments with the highest percentages.

Is this suitable for all ages?

This depends on the temperament of your child. The more laid back and easy going your child is the earlier you can start some sleep training. Between 4 and 6 months is quite normal. There is no maximum age for sleep training.

Which sleep training techniques are covered?

You’ll find the instructions on 3 sleep training techniques; cry-it-out, fading, and The Michi Method.

Will this resolve all my sleep issues?

You’ll find suitable routines for your child and information on sleep training techniques, which will work and which will not as well as information on implementing the sleep training technique. These books are not magic wands, just reading one will not make your child sleep through the night, but will give you the information you need to begin working with your child and sleep training.

What if I have questions?

Of course, you’ll have questions, I invite you to join our private Facebook group. You’ll find the group full of other parents with children of similar age and temperament who will offer you support, you’ll also find me in the group.

Why does the book contain cry-it-out if it isn't a technique you use?

Cry-it-out isn’t a sleep training technique as I am working with children who have more intense temperaments; cry-it-out doesn’t work well for children with these temperaments. Or, families who I work with are looking for a more gentle, hands-on technique.



Angel Temperament Book


Texbook Temperament


Touchy Temperament
Spirited temperament

Spirited temperament

Spirited Temperament
Grumpy Temperament

Grumpy Temperament

Grumpy Temperament

The information provided in these ebooks and this website is not intended nor is implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. I suggest you always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers before you begin working on your child’s sleep and ask any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or the health and welfare of your baby, toddler or child.

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