Amy - posted on 06/12/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )
I am finally ready to sleep train my 6 month old baby girl but I am a bit overwhelmed by the amount of sleep associations I feel need to be broken to do it right. SHould I cold turkey all of them the night we decide to start sleep training? That means we will forgo the swaddle (sleep association 1), the swing (sleep association 2), the motion of the swing (sleep association 3) and also me breastfeeding or rocking to sleep (sleep association 4)!! I purchased a transition swaddle but I'm sure it will still be tough for her to be without but I can't imagine how it's easy for them to self-soothe if they can't reach their hands.
Any suggestions or words of encouragement? Her wakings and time it takes to get her back to sleep is beginning to get out of control.
Thanks so much!