For those of you with successful sleepers (and success in my book is anything close to a six hour stretch during the night), I have some questions!
On napping during the day. . .
Do you wake your baby(ies) from naps that go longer than three hours? Or just let them sleep?
How many hours a day would you say they get (total) from napping?
Do they sleep all of their naps in their crib (or bassinet)? Or do they get naps in swings, strollers, carseats, etc.?
And on Crying It Out (Parent Controlled Crying, Ferber, etc.). . .
What age did you start?
How long did/does your baby(ies) typically cry?
Any advice? Resources or books that helped you?
We are not really thinking about doing CIO yet. Our pediatrician and my Mom Hero Amy (IVF B/G Twins) both say no to that until 4 - 5 months when infants have the ability to self-soothe. However, I want to start reading ahead so that I am prepared if (and probably when) we need to go down that route. I am eager to hear about real life success stories and how you got there!
Oh, and our own personal success for today? I put Will down for his morning nap. . . and took a shower with the monitor in the bathroom. I kept waiting for the wail that I thought was coming for sure. Instead, by the time I was out of the shower, toweled off, and in my clothes for the day, he was fast asleep! And stayed that way for an hour and fifteen minutes! Other than that, he is napping in his swing during the day and sleeping in his crib at night.
One small victory at a time. . .