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|Wed, 10-05-2011 - 10:27am|
This is my first time posting on this board. I have a 6 month old, 5 year old and 8 year old.
My baby used to sleep until 5am every night since she was less then a month old. She can put herself to bed as of 2 months old. She sucks her thumb and so she soothes herself to sleep that way.
When she hit 3 1/2 months she started waking up at 2:30, not so bad. Then we got home from visting relatives all summer and moved her to her crib since she had outgrown her bassinet while we were gone and she now wakes up every 2 hours. She still puts herself to bed and for her naps no problem (most of the time) Her bedtime is between 7-8 and she has good naps.
What sleep training method do you recommend? She shares a room with her 5 year old sister, who has to get up to go to school. I have thought about taking her sister out of the room while we do the sleep training. I read the No Cry Sleep Solution and that didn't work so well for us because when I put her back to her bed semi awake she thought it was time to play!
When she wakes up I bring her in my bed, nurse her laying down and then when she's done I bring her back to her bed, repeat, 2 hours later. At some point in the early morning I'll just leave her in with me but even sometimes she still wakes up while she's in there with me. I just need some solid sleep! When my son was this age I did the Ferber method with him and it worked wonders but I don't know if that is best in this situation since she already knows how to put herself to sleep and I have heard her put herself back to sleep sometimes too!
I'm so lost, any suggestions would be appreciated.