We started on Wednesday. DD is now STTN, and able to put herself to sleep for naps/bedtime. When she wakes up in the MOTN, she puts herself back to sleep.
The first few times are hard, but it really doesn't take long for them to catch on, if you stick to it firmly. Totally worth it!
This is my second child I've done it with, and both times I am impressed at how quickly they catch on.
Thanks for the encouragement, ladies!
Last night it took about an hour for her to go to sleep, and she made it until 4:30. By 5 she was back asleep til 7. I'm nervous about the nap training that will go on today, but we'll see how it goes! Hopefully tonight goes well and it just gets better from here on out
JandACoffee:We are sleep training right now also (2nd night) but we are doing the Sleep Lady Shuffle method. If Ferber is too hard, you might want to look into that. I just couldn't stand to have her cry by herself (not that I think anything is wrong with that, but I just couldn't do it). She cried a total of 18 minutes in two rounds last night (8 minutes then settled for about 10 minutes then cried another 10 minutes). Tonight so far she rolled around 5 minutes, fussed for 8 minutes and then fell asleep. She only really cried out once, and I just rubbed her back for a few seconds and shh-ed her and she quieted right down... She might still wake up yet, but she has been down about 30 minutes now.
By chance, is your little one a stomach sleeper? Last night, I put my 6 month old daughter down on her back and she cried for 5 min, I went in rubbed her belly and her arm, then left for 10 min, then came back in and flipped her on her belly and I patted her back and she settled down and soothed herself to sleep. I know everything I read says make sure you put her on her back, but she was able to put herself to sleep on her belly. Thoughts? (I know this could open a can of worms)
Also, What are you supposed to do if they wake up in the middle of the night? My daughter was up at 1 and 4:30 looking for food both times. At one I fed her and put her on her back. Then at 4:30 I found her on her belly wedged in a corner of the crib with her face smashed against the bars. I moved her and ended up having to nurse her to go back to sleep. I put he back in her crib on her back and she slept until 7. I need help getting her to sleep through the night.