If you are a few days into sleep training, and can’t understand why your baby seems to be crying more than when you first began, you aren’t doing anything wrong. The increase in crying, rather than a decrease, is a part of the process. It has to do with something we, in the sleep coaching community, call an “extinction burst”. It’s a very typical part of not just sleep training but any significant behavior change. Keep reading to learn all about extinction bursts, why they occur, and what actions you can take. Let’s get your child sleeping through the night.