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It seemed impossible to do, but we did it!! After, 7 months AnnDrew sleeps in her own bed all through the night. AMEN AMEN. Don’t get me wrong, I loved co-sleeping and found it to be very convenient. You never have to leave the bed when your baby sleeps with you. When they are hungry, just pass the nip lol. There were a few times where we attempted to put AnnDrew to sleep in her bed that ended in epic failures. A few weeks ago, I was determined to make it happen. I was on google reading all the mom sites trying to find something that could help us. I stumbled on this one site that had an article called “Teach Your Baby to Sleep (In Just 7 Days)” and was instantly like say whaaaaaa now. I said well damn, if I can get it done in 7 days, sign me up!
I showed the steps to Drew and he didn’t think that it would work lol, but we decided to give it a try. I found that the first night was the worst for us. She woke up every 2-3 hours. Probably looking around like “Mom, quit playing! Whose bed is this?? Take me back to OUR bed.” During the day on day 1, I started the training by putting her down for naps in her crib to try and begin a routine. Before, I would always let her nap in our bed because that was easier for us. During the night, I was worried about night time feedings. I wasn’t sure if we should be waking her up to feed her if she was sleeping for a long time. Our pediatrician said since she started eating solids, it is ok to let her sleep through the night. She also said if the baby was really hungry, she would keep crying. The second night she would wake up and whine a bit but we let her cry and she went back to sleep within a few minutes. The article says the third day may be bad, but by our third day AnnDrew was hip to game and sleeping in her bed.
It’s crazy because I would wake up just to look at the monitor to see if she was sleeping ok. So I would wake up tired just from waking up to check on her and she was knocked out lol. I definitely feel it is worth a try. It feels so good to be able to have the bed to ourselves and stretch out like we want.
Here is the link for any moms that want to give it a try –> Teach Your Baby to Sleep (In Just 7 Days)
I hope this can help someone. 😉