our little daughter is now 4 1/2 months old and has so far been sleeping in our room in a bassinet. We feel it's time to move her to her bedroom and crib and train her to sleep through the night.
Currently she wakes up 2 times a night to feed. There was one day recently she slept for 8 hours. She sleeps swaddled and with a paci. But at her daycare, they don't swaddle. At daycare most of her naps are 30 min long.
In the last 3 days we have left her cry to sleep and she goes down in max 30 minutes. But still swaddles and with paci. And we want to start sleep training in her room next week, but have some questions.
- We are thinking of cutting swaddle and paci and make it a clean break. We think that if she has the paci, will wake up without a paci and not be able to soothe helself. Thoughts?
- How do we know she is not really hungry if she wakes up crying in the middle of the night? We just ignore and let her cry?
- As far as setting a schedule, let's say we need to wake her at 6am every day so Mom can feed her and give her to me so I can get her ready for daycare and mom can go to work. We need to maintain the schedule on weekends and holidays as well?
I really appreciate your input.