Our DD began doing long stretches during the night at about 8-9 weeks old, and about 14 weeks we started some light sleep training to try and eliminate her single MOTN feeding. Things were going well, but then she caught a nasty cold that she hasn't been able to shake for about a month (and she's 18 weeks now). It's been the worse over the past week, and we finally got her on some anitbiotics for a sinus infection. However, her sleep has totally gone out the window--waking up multiples times a night; unable to fall asleep without a pacifier; crying for much longer stretches. I can tell she doesn't feel good so I'm of the mind to put sleep training on hold until she's better...but does that create bad sleep habits?
Would love to hear your feedback or similar experiences! Thanks in advance for the insight.
Re: Sleep training with ongoing cold?
I'm not trying to be mean, and I know this isn't what you are asking but why on earth would you sleep train such a young baby? If she's waking to eat at night she must need the calories. 14 weeks is far too young to try to take that away and why would you even want to?
Nothing you do at this point in time will create bad sleep habits. Stop with that thinking. Your baby is very, very young and SICK so she needs extra attention right now. Whether it be a pacifier, snuggles or to eat in the night, you just have to do it.
I absolutely would not try any sleep training while she is sick and needy. I personally wouldn't have done any this young to begin with but you know your baby and the decision is yours...obviously.
I'm sure you have the best of intentions so please don't get offended by my post and disregard it.
You must feel guilty about the swing and that's why you mention CPS. Chill dude.
And of course you NEED sleep. Everyone does but sometimes the needs of your little tiny baby have to come first.
I was incredibly polite to her, and helpful. You really should relax a little and have a little more confidence in your parenting so you aren't intimidated by me.
Funny you mention trolling....sounds an awful lot like what you do with my posts. You are too funny. If you can't handle my communication style and my advice then ignore me. That's perfectly fine by me.
It's way too early to sleep train.
@Jtsma10 : please please get some professional help, hun. All of your posts sound so angry, demeaning & aggressive. It's concerning to me that you feel the need to berate & act like this. It appears you are going through some real emotional turmoil & lashing out.
LFAF Summer 2016 Awards:
Sigh. That's how the internet works. You put something out there but you cannot dictate the types of responses you get.
The OP isn't butthurt so why are you?