its quite the naughty little thing in the mama community. either your baby sleeps through the night and you didnt teach them to, you just have one of THOSE babies
or they REALLY dont, and youre so tired they end up in your bed and youre one of THOSE parents.
or they are alright for a month, and then one glorious day they sleep 8 hours and you REALLY think youre on to something
and then they dont... ever again.
and then it hits a point and you decide "i will train this baby to sleep!"
and alas. here i sit. trying to will my 40 hr work week + a 5 month old baby who doesnt sleep through the night brain to function and write this blog post
and yes. ive read that book, ive actually read most of those books and i know its a baby by baby case but maybe if i combine advice from all the wonderful mamas i know i will come up with a magic potion that helps my little nugg stay in slumber land.
so im going to give you the deets on my babe and please ALL suggestions welcome. i will give one disclaimer.
i have pondered and prayed about cry it out and i have decided its just not good in my bones (heres a little more on why), it doesnt fit in my puzzle. you are welcome to suggest it but tell me all your other goods as well because i just dont have nerves
COHEN'S DAY/NIGHT ROUTINE
wake up (between 7-8am) ill say 8 for sake of this schedule
nap 1 (9-10am)
nap 2 (11-1145pm)
nap 3 (1pm-2pm)
nap 4 (3-345pm he has started to cut this nap out)
nap 5 (530-6)
BEDTIME ROUTINE begins around 7pm
massage and moisturize
feed both breasts + a bottle until content (usually about 20-30min of eating)
swaddle (not arms down but i cover his hands)
sing and rock
lay down in crib (usually asleep) 8-830pm
.... after about 12 am cohen usually wakes up 2-3 times. im not really sure how many times he wakes up because usually hes just in my bed and i just roll over and feed him.(i know im lazy lol). he never stays awake long enough to even eat but thats what soothes him.
-co uses a binky, he doesnt/ hasnt ever fallen asleep without a binky (usually spits it out once he is asleep)
-he is still swaddled but just to cover his hands, his legs are out and has full arm movement (he doesnt roll in his sleep, or even move that much haha)
- cohen is 5 months old next week
okay mamas let the tips ROLLLLL in :)