Dee - posted on 02/17/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My girl was exclusively breastfed - and I never did cry it out - this meant i was up every few hours for the majority of her first year.
I used cry it out at 10 months old - and she dropped her night feeds in a few days - it was amazing - she slept better ever since as she can now self soothe.
Recently - her morning wakes have been at 6am like clockwork ... sometimes earlier ...
she fusses until 7 and then i go in and give her milk and get her ready for the day ...
I noticed she is always grumpy and tired in the morning.
So yesterday I went in at 7am and gave her milk and put her back in bed.
She went straight back to sleep!!!!
Today, she woke at 6.15, and fussed till 7 - and then started crying really hard - so i went in, gave her milk, and she put her head on my shoulder seeming tired - so i put her back to bed, and she went to sleep???
So iI have no problem doing this - but my fear is - will this become a bad habit which becomes earlier and earlier?
Have any of you had experience with this?
should i give this feed and put her back to bed - or give her the feed and keep her awake till her morning nap - I dont want to go backwards!!!
what is the better thing to teach her?