Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sleep Training Night 5

She's definitely got the sleep training stuff down. Last night we did the routine, put her down at 8:00pm, she kinda whimper-cried for 5-7 minutes and then fell asleep. We woke her at 10:30pm to eat, then she woke up at 2:00am and 5:30am. We all got up for the day at 8:30am. Not too shabby. I'm hoping after a few weeks of this, she starts stretching those night feedings. Right now we're at about a 3 1/2 hour schedule.

Big news today is we started the nap training stuff. Meaning that we are doing a shorter version of the bedtime routine for her naps, then putting her down sleepy but awake in her crib in her room. She had been falling asleep for her naps while I held her because it was literally the only way I could get her to sleep. But that was NOT my favorite! Not because I don't love the cuddling - I totally do - but because then she didn't sleep as soundly and she would wake up if I ever moved or anything. But I figured that was better than not taking a nap at all, so I'd been doing it. Not anymore. We started today putting her in her crib. It's been ok...I'll post about it later. The day isn't over yet! But I'm definitely making sure to cuddle in her wake times because we both love it a lot!!

But I have to say that so far my experience with scheduling has made both Isis & her parents much happier & less stressed & better rested! So things are good! We're just working out the details now!

Sleep Training Night #1
Sleep Training Night #2
Sleep Training Night #3
Sleep Training Night #4


Chris and Jenay Franco said...

Thank you so much for your detailed posts! I was having a really hard time finding some information on Sleep Training for 6wk olds without it being Baby Whisperer or Sleep Props. None of that seemed to be working, and we are at our wits end! It was really encouraging and comforting to read about your success, as we are just starting today. Thanks again!

Taxi Scab said...

You have inspired me to start this method. Out of curiosity how did it all work out in the end? Anymore advice?

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