I can't believe our little guy is three months old. Boy, how time flies. We started sleep training around 10 weeks. We are using the same method that we used with Elle and thus far it seems to be working. Here’s the gist: spread feedings at about by 4 hours so you end up having four feedings during the day at 8 a.m., Noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Baby can nap except in the last four hour stretch so he is super tired and hungry by bedtime. I tell ya that last four hour stretch is tough and I usually have a screaming baby around 7:30. No one ever said sleep training was fun though. While this style helps alleviate cry it out for the most part, there is some crying going on when you are trying to push the feedings and not sleeping.
So, we are down to one feeding at night and then he usually wakes at 7 a.m. The goal is to slowly decrease the amount he eats at night so that eventually he doesn’t wake up for it anymore. Of course I’m still nursing so that makes it a little challenging of knowing exactly how much he’s getting. I usually try to look at how many minutes he’s eating. He’s taking about two – three naps a day. One long one in the morning and one around 2 and then sometimes I’m bad and let him have a teensy cat nap at 6:30. Hey – I’ve got to make dinner. So we are in the conundrum that all parents face of bedtime with both kids. We’re currently putting them down around the same time and my hope is eventually we’ll combine story time for both kids and then put them in their beds. I’ll probably be putting them down by myself on at least half the weekday nights so any tips on how you’ve perfected bedtime with two?