What to do about sleep training 3 month old?

Raquel - posted on 12/31/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )




I started sleep training my 3 month old about 2 days ago and its going... alright. he'll cry for about 25 minutes, then gets the hint and goes back to sleep. but my problem is that hearing him cry for so long breaks my heart. I really have been debating whether to just try and comfort him or continue sleep training.

Did anyone else go through this?


Cleaver - posted on 12/31/2012




i did this when my son was 2 it took about a week before he didnt cry atall


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S&S - posted on 01/01/2013




I'm having the same problem. I'm getting The Baby Whisperer book and will try that method. I don't know if I believe in letting her cry it out yet, as it makes me sad that the main reason they stop crying is because they give up on you coming to comfort them. I don't let my baby cry for my than 5-10 minutes. I hear The Baby Whisperer method is a nice balance of the crying it out technique and comforting.

Samantha - posted on 12/31/2012




I haven't had to sleep train my baby as she started sleeping 7+ hours on her own, but I do know it is totally normal for it to hurt to listen to him cry. Do you swaddle him a night? I didn't swaddle initially but as soon as I did I began getting a few extra hours out of my baby. My baby goes to bed between 7-8 every night and I don't let her really nap past 4 pm. Setting a specific bedtime with restricted naps in the ate afternoon/early evening may help him sleep more thoroughly. Hope this helps!

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