I was supposed to be a June mom but LO was born a few days early making him a May baby. I haven't posted on this board, but I admit to lurking a lot I want to thank you for all the posts on sleep training as they have been and I'm sure will continue to be very helpful! The rest of the June board isn't really going through any sleep training yet so its been nice to look to you ladies to see what is working for you.
We are in the process of breaking a paci addiction for sleep using Ferber. It got to the point that LO was waking 6-8 times at night just for the paci. One night, he woke up 3 times in an hour and 15 minutes! I know he wasn't hungry because I had just fed him. Last night was night 3 of sleep training and he is now only waking 0-1 times per night crying out for the paci (which we don't give him) and once to eat around 4:30am...a HUGE improvement. (FYI...He knows how to suck on his fingers so I know he has the ability to self soothe....I would never sleep train this early if he couldn't do that yet.)
This issue is naps have completely gone to crapola He used to go down for naps fairly easily if he had the paci but the past 3 days without it, he refuses to nap in his crib...just screams bloody murder. I've been trying the crib but if that doesn't work I've been letting him nap other places (on me, stroller, ergo, swing) but I'm worried that this is setting a bad example.
So my question: is it normal to see some regression in naps when starting to sleep train? I know I should get the night sleep under control first, then work on naps but I don't want to give him the paci in his crib just to get him to nap....I feel that sends mixed signals (ok for naps but not at night). We are allowing the paci outside of the crib (car seat, stroller, swing) and he is currently napping in his swing with the paci as I type this after a failed crib nap. Any advice on how to handle the napping at this point in the sleep training? He's just responded so well with night sleep that its hard to see him so tired during the day but refusing to nap in his crib.
This lurker thanks you so much in advance for your thoughts and advice!