Both of my kids have been awesome sleepers. They weren't at first though and my little man was harder to sleep train than my daughter was. Before I had my first, I was clueless. I wanted someone to hand me a manual and say, "Here. This is what to do and when to do it." I never found that manual... but I did find BabyWise.
Here are five things I have learned from BabyWise:
1 - The 'Eat, Wake, Sleep' cycle is golden! Feed them right when they wake up so they don't become reliant on their feeding to put themselves to sleep.
2 - Consistency is key. Nothing will happen if you are not consistent. No progress will be made.
3 - 'Begin as you mean to go', meaning start from the very beginning and begin how you want things to turn out in the end.
4 - Having a schedule can make life with a baby easier and even predictable (yes... I said predictable)! PLUS, schedules come easily for them... if you implement a schedule, they will naturally follow it.
5 - Putting your baby down in their bed awake and walking away to help them put themselves to sleep can actually change your world... and theirs.
I am not saying it was easy. I have had my fair share of frustrating nights and have experienced that 'crippling fatigue'. But there is one thing that has made it a ton easier. The key is BabyWise ...and your commitment to it. It isn't easy, but it is oh so worth it!
If you want to talk to me more about BabyWise please contact me. I would love to discuss the book if you have read it OR if you are interested in reading it. I have made a document full of personal notes that I would be willing to share for free. I have even included a detailed breakdown of the BabyWise schedule and when each merge takes place. I hope to hear from you!