How I found Mini DH during his first nap.
Doesn't he look comfortable? Like he's living the life!
I just got off the phone with my mom. We were
going over Mini DH's schedule so she can figure out when would be best to take time off work when we go to visit. It got me thinking that he's on a great schedule at this point. I don't want to jinx it by saying this, but I am extremely pleased with the routine we're on so far. Here's a typical breakdown:
8am - Wake up. Doc Handsome gets Mini DH from his crib and brings him into our bed. I nurse him laying down so we can sneak in a few more minutes of shut eye. Followed by about 15 minutes of wake up cutesy noises from the baby. Then there's the morning diaper....the loaded one.
10am - Mini DH takes about a 1 hour nap after he's been up for approx. 2 hours. This has been Doc Handsome's area of expertise since I am usually at work for this nap time.
2 or 3pm - Mini Dh take a longer nap. Usually lasting from about 1 to 2 hours. His last nap for the day.
8pm - Bedtime! Starts off with a bath usually every other day, some stimulation including learning and play time. Nursing and then off to his bed.
Night times he usually wakes up 1-3 times. He's still mastering that part. I nurse every 4 to 5 hours. So 1 to 2 times a night depending on IF he even wakes up. he good thing about him waking up is that he returns right back to sleep. We go in, cover him with the blanket, tell him "it's ok, we're still here" and then leave the room. Within 10 minutes, he's out. All naps and bedtimes are in the crib. He's getting really confident at soothing himself now. Which we feel is an advantage. I can say the "cry it out" method has proven to be successful for our family. I know each parent has their own opinion and thoughts about what is best and what should be done as far as sleep training. (And everything else right...?!?!) I think what works for one family, might not work for the next. So for that reason I try to reserve passing judgement as much as possible. I would like to think that I am open to hearing all different types of parenting techniques and styles. I always do a TON of research on anything related to Mini DH. It just so happens that for sleep training this is what we settled on.