Congratulations!! You’re finally ready to bite the bullet with your baby and say “buh-bye” to overnight feedings, comfortings, and just annoying “false alarm” cries that still get mommy up and out of bed. HELLO, FULL NIGHT’S REST!!
NOT SO FAST, THOUGH!
First, you need to train your baby to sleep through the night. Yes, train. Like a dog. There are TONS of baby sleep training methods out there. Some of them have fancy names and others say to just leave your baby outside so he doesn’t wake you up when he cries in the middle of the night. OKAY, the last one may have just been a bad thought that crossed through my head at 2 a.m. one sleepless night. Either way, there are lots to chose from.
Whatever method you do choose, here are some tips that I learned the hard way as I was sleep training my first baby.
- Be consistent. If your method says to stand on your head every night until your baby falls asleep without you rocking them, then do it EVERY NIGHT. Once they pick up on the pattern, you are home free and your baby will start getting drowsy every time he sees mommy stand on her head…or whatever you preferred method is! 😉
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