So with yesterday’s talk about beginning sleep training, I didn’t point out one key factor. I’m jumping, no wading, into this very slowly. Right now, Harry still wakes up twice a night to eat (on average… sometimes it’s much more) and I know for a fact that he is not ready to drop both of those feedings. And I have no problem with that. (confession: I love those night time feedings. call me crazy.)
From the very beginning, Harry’s led the parade in our house. Feeding on demand, sleeping when he’s ready… it’s all led by him. And I plan on sleep training going the same way. He’ll let me know when he’s ready.
Right now the biggest goal with sleep training is training Harry to put himself back to sleep. He’s actually really good at this at night, and has been from a very early age. It’s naps that are the toughie. He fights naps so, so hard. Then wakes up after the minimal amount of sleep, and is happy as can be to get up. But he is exhausted. So he needs to learn to go back to sleep after that first REM cycle. And that’s what we’re working on now.
Just wanted to clarify.
PS Thank you to all the momma’s with the encouragement. You guys are so great. XO