Thursday, February 12, 2009

Getting your baby to sleep

Okay, so I know this is against the rules, but I scanned and uploaded the magical chapter on sleeping (with a teaser at the beginning and end so you'll still want to buy the book). I did this because I wish someone had told me earlier how to get Olivia to stay asleep. Note that this method is intended for babies 2 weeks and older. Also included is a "typical schedule" at different ages so at least rookie moms like me have some idea of what to strive for.

Olivia is 6 weeks old and each week she seems to be pushing the nighttime feeding later and later... 2am, 3am, 4am... Last night she slept for a 7.5 hour stretch (gold star! I've never been so excited to see the clock read 5:15am!) and then went back down for another 3.5 hours. Of course I couldn't sleep because of the gale force winds, but that says a lot for having white noise in the nursery. OJ took a 3-hour nap mid-day (another gold star!), but since then she's been fussy, not wanting to sleep or eat, screaming and clawing at my neck from the Baby Bjorn - ugh. But last night! It was awesome. One in a row.

1 comment:

Tammy said...

A sleep book I really like is Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth. I think that book is part of the reason Nicholaus is practically never fussy. I'm glad things are going well. When the temps get warmer we will have to meet up.