Mary - posted on 05/06/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
My 4 month old used to sleep for 3-4 hours at a time, but now she's waking up every 20 minutes or so if I'm not laying next to her. I usually put her down to sleep in a crib in my room for the first part of the evening. Then when we're ready to go to bed she'll sleep with my husband and I. The baby seems to be at the stage where she gets anxious if we leave her alone. And thus the constant waking. How long does this phase last? Its a problem because I often have to finish chores, put my older daughter to bed and do some work in the evenings. A moment of me time would be nice too ;) I seem to recall my older daughter having trouble staying asleep as a baby, but my memory has faded on that subject. Any tips for AP style nighttime parenting w/ two kids?