- 8 years ago
And let’s not flame each other plz! I know sleep training can get people real riled up.
Right now Norah is 6 weeks, and we don’t plan to even start trying any sleep training until 12 weeks, but I’m a planner by nature. So far I know that I don’t want to CIO (I just don’t think I can do it- nothing against those who use it!)
At the moment we’re using the EASY method to get her used to a basic routine (this is probably more beneficial to me than to her, but whatever), and it’s working GREAT. Usually the routine goes Eat (bottle), Activity (diaper change), Sleep (she sometimes resists), and then I spend her nap trying to get chores done for my “You Time”… Right now we only let her stay up for an hour at a time and it’s really helping regulate her nighttime sleep. After her evening feeding (between 7 and 9) the Activity is her bath, and she usually conks out pretty quickly afterwards, as long as she didn’t miss a nap during the day. If she missed a nap, we have a witching hour between 9 and 11, but that’s getting more rare as we figure out better ways to help her nap during the day. So if her bottle is at 8 and then she has her bath, she’ll usually sleep until 11, have a bottle, and then get up at 3 and 7.
If I keep doing EASY, will she just naturally stretch her nighttime sleep length, or do I need to do something else? Anyone have a surefire method? When did you start using it?