So for the last few days we have been working on sleep training again. It seems to be going fairly well. Still some rough patches, but it's only been a few days.
We've been combining CIO and soothing. At night I put baby down and I set my CIO limit to 20 minutes. There were a couple books I read that said let them cry no matter how long, but I'm not willing to do that.
So, I feed baby a bottle, then lay him down.
If he's still crying at 20 minutes I go in and use the binky and rub baby's tummy. I don't pick him up.
He usually sleeps until 2:30-4 (it's been changing since we started this) and then wants a full bottle. I don't pick him up, but feed him the bottle in his crib. Then I go back to bed. If he fusses, I use the binky and tummy rub.
Naps are still a bit of a challenge. Some days he sleeps better, some not. He does seem to be tired right at the 2 hour mark after waking up in the morning. One day he slept for 2 hours, one day he slept for 20 minutes. He will typically take a nap after I get home from work at 2:30 for a couple hours.
I am still working on getting his bed time up from around 10pm to between 7 and 8.
As I write this post he has been doing his 20min CIO. It's still hard on me to let him cry for 20 mins, but I don't want an 8 year old who can't get to sleep!!! (exaggeration probably I know)