Category Archives: Sleep

Sleep training – live report 25

A tale of progress…

Everyone settled well on night 25. At some point during the night Multimummy heard someone stir – but it was minor, the memory is vague and the only real clue is that the monitor is off the charging stand when she is woken by BabyBoy at……wait for it….. Continue reading

Sleep training – live reports 23 and 24

Night 23 was more of the same…early morning waking by BabyBoy. The question then loomed, what else can we try??

The only thing we could think of was the theory of changing his sleep patterns during the night. This is done by disturbing baby earlier in the night, so that hopefully he’s in a deeper sleep by the time early morning rolls around.

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Sleep training – live reports 19 and 20

I’ve let two days elapse in this sleep training log as the plan is now to move BabyBoy’s bedtime earlier and we moved it back only five minutes on night 19 (unintentionally, life got in the way) and then 10 minutes last night.
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The Importance of Monitors

I was a bit iffy about baby monitors for the first few weeks after BabyBoy and BabyGirl were born. In fact, for around 6-8 weeks I didn’t use one at all. At night they slept in our room, during the ‘day’ (ie until we went to bed, often after 10pm due to feeds) they slept in moses baskets in the living room.

The trouble was, in my hyper-aware-control-freak state every snuffle was a cause for peeking into the baskets to see what was happening.
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Sleep training – live report 18

Where we decide to incorporate a new strategy into our sleep training.

This was Multidaddy’s report from last night:

‘BabyBoy slept through until 5.30am. He was then on and off until 6.30am, when I went in and started the day.’

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Sleep training – live report 17

Another Multidaddy-in-charge-of-monitor-in-another-room report…

‘BabyBoy called out a couple of times, but it was literally one noise each time and then he went back to sleep. He didn’t actually cry until 6.40am’
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