About a month ago, I blogged about our little non-sleeper and that we had eventually reached a point where sleep training seemed our last resort. So I thought it time to give you a little update on, well, whether we’re sleeping yet.
Sleep training is not for sissies. I did lots of research on how to go about it but truth be told, every child is so different and while many sources claimed that your babe would eventually put themselves to sleep after about 30 minutes, our Se bear did a full 2,5 hours one night. All in all, our sleep training helped but didn’t quite get our Se bear sleeping through.
Our first 2 nights we left her to cry, while only going in every 10 – 30 minutes to put her dummy in. By night three, she only twice (this is from 6 wakes a night) and again we dummied. We did 11 days of sleep training that looked like this…but unfortunately on night 11, Se stayed awake for 2,5hours from 1 – 3.30am. I eventually did pick her up and fed her.
We tried so hard to keep up the sleep training but eventually realized that a feed at 2am was the only thing that got her back to sleep…and that that was okay.
I used to be opinionated about motherhood (before becoming a mom) but have realized that you, as a mama, are doing the best you can. Only YOU know your babe, and what she/he needs (and what you need too). Sleep training took our Se bear from waking 6 times a night to only once-twice a night and that was a major break through for us. This has lasted over 2 months now and for the past 5 days, she has only woken at 12:30ish for a feed after which she sleeps til morning.
There are definitely some parenting tips that work across the board, but for the most part parenthood is all about working out what works for you and your babe… And just as you think you’ve got it all figured out, they change or throw a new curve ball in the mix (hello teething) 🙂
PS: You’re doing a GREAT job mama!