I started implementing Baby Wise at around 6 weeks (you can start sooner). She's been sleeping through the night (in her own room, in her crib) since. I can't imagine having a 1 year old and still waking up with them! 12 hours every night! Sleep is too important to every one in the home. (side note--it's not a cry it out method! I couldn't fathom that. You organize their day and the night falls into place!)
Erin.... tell us more about Baby Wise??
My LO is 18 mo and has been sleeping since 4 months. We read 12 hours in 12 weeks and it worked like a charm!! I have passed the book on to several mamas and all have had success. Highly recommend it. Good luck!!
I started sleep training on the first week pretty much. But I never left my baby to cry it out. I’d let him complain, talk, even some nha kind of thing lol but once he’d cry meaning it is pick him up. You should start ASAP. But keep in mind, sleep process are waves. The wonder weeks come and go and they change all the sleep patterns all the time, doesn’t matter if your baby is or not trained. The only different between a self soothing baby is that you won’t have to worry that in the future he will want you to go back to sleep! :) it does not mean he won’t wake up at night! Unless you go on the route of letting him/her cry :) but once again, keep in mind those are NORMAL phases
We did it at 4.5 months after over a month of hourly night waking and with our doctors blessing. At 3.5 months she said wait it out a few weeks and see if it’s a phase. It was really hard and took a few weeks for the crying at bed time to stop. Based on my personal experience i don’t plan to do it with my second until I get desperate or he gets older because it was harder and took longer than I expected with my first. But you have to do what’s best for you and your family. Nobody but you knows what your breaking point is or how much sleep you need to function as a mama. Also we get 1 year maternity leave in Canada, if you are working you may feel more desperate for sleep sooner. Good luck mama! We started with straight cry it out and I found for myself and for baby when we switched to the go in and check method it was easier and we got better results.
There’s so many different options, choose what works best for you. I couldn’t stand letting him cry it out so i didn’t. I rocked him to sleep every night until he was 10 months old, then he got to a point where he didn’t want to be rocked, he would not fall asleep while nursing in my arms anymore. So one night I nursed him outside of his room and then went and put him down and he did amazing. I was so shocked. He’s a great sleeper. Try new things, he might surprise you. Good luck!
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