Takisha - posted on 10/09/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
Over the last 5 days I have been sleep training my baby with the Ferber Method. At first I was aganist the CIO method but became increasingly frustrated because my DD was getting up 6-7 times a night to nurse. Prior to the sleep training my DD would fall asleep with nursing between 7-8 pm and I'd put her in her crib but by 2 AM.... she slept in the bed with me because that was the only way I could get some sleep throughout the night and she would nurse maybe three times during the night. WELL... that changed to 6-7 times so I decided I needed to sleep train her. I had heard about the NO CRY Sleep Soloution book on Baby Center and intended on reading that and using that method BUT the book was checked out at my library so I checked out other sleep training books. That same night I got the books she would not stay sleep after nusing and placing her in the crib. I had experienced this pattern the night before REPEATEDLY. SO... I said I am going to go through that again.... so thats how the CIO method begin. Day 1 was tuff. I nursed her and then layed her in her crib awake, she cried. I checked on her after 5 minutes touched her belly and told her to go to sleep. She cried and I checked back after 20 minutes and by the third check she started to settle and fall asleep. She woke again after 3 hours and I nursed her and changed her diaper and then put in her crib awake and she winned for 15 minutes and fell asleep. She then woke up 3 more times with 2 hour gaps in between without crying. Day 2 was much better it took 20 minutes to fall asleepa intially verses the 50. AND she woke up 3 times instead of 4. Day3- She didnt nap much but slept 5 hours straight! And woke twice. Day 4 was like Day 2. I am seeing results with her night sleeping but napping is still a challenge. I have created a night routine before bed but not for naps. I am not sure if that would work....any suggestons? Is anyone else's baby associating feeding with sleeping?