Abby, Izzy, Ally

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Baby Wise?

The girls are miraculously all laying down for a nap right now, so I have a little time to update the blog! I've been working hard to follow the Baby Wise method, which is all about getting your baby to sleep through the night and take naps. The major difference in this method is you do not rock the baby to sleep... simply lay her in her crip and she'll eventually know it's nap time and soothe herself to sleep. And yes, you are supposed to let the baby cry herself to sleep if necessary. Unfortunately, the book doesn't tell you what to do if they never stop crying! It's very stressful on the mom, I can tell you that! The major problem I have is they wake each other up with their crying. Izzy goes to sleep with no problems, but Abby and Ally lay there and it seems they're in competition with each other trying to see who can cry the hardest and longest. If one starts to fall asleep, the other wakes her up with her crying. The book does have a chapter on multiples and it says they will get use to each others' crying, so this is hell week as they get used to it. Up to this point, I've just been letting them fall asleep in their bouncy seats and boppy pillows, but they're old now that we need to get a sleep schedule down. They're still sleeping thru the night. Our last feeding is at 10:30, and they wake up again at 6:30 or 7. Eventually we will get rid of the late night feeding all together, but I'm afraid of what time they'll wake up if I do that. I don't want to go back to the 2 and 3 AM feedings! Ugh!

Babies are awake... guess I'll write more later!!!

1 comment:

  1. I don't have multiplies so I can't help you there. But I do have 3 kids who all slept through the night early. I never had sleeping problems with any of them, never got up at night with them, even on trips. They are excellent sleepers. But yes it did take some time at the beginning to get them to that point. It was HARD but oh so worth it. People say "you are/were lucky" to have good sleepers. And I know it had nothing to do with luck and everything to do with the hard work I put in to it. But worth it in the end.