SLEEp training basics
BY SLEEP TRAINING KIDS
When we had newborns, they ate more like every 1-2 hours. And, they were only able to stay awake for *very short* periods of time. In other words, for the first 3 months of their lives, I was just feeding them almost constantly.
As our babies got older, their sleeping began to condense into naps, although they still had to be held in order to sleep.
But... for some babies (like ours) nothing works. You do what you have to in order to survive and get as much sleep as possible.
At somewhere between 6 and 8 months, we've been able to (finally!) transition our kids into their crib.
Oh, and if you ask me... this spot is one of the roughest. Why? All those darn sleep regressions to deal with. And, in my opinion, the worst is 11-12 months old sleep regression.
By this time, my kids have all weaned. They're done nursing, although I do let them take a sippy cup of water to bed.
Most of my kids are done with naps - usually sometime between 18 months and 2 years of age. Rough, huh? The only perk is this: those cranky kids who don't nap go to bed earlier - and still wake up at the same time.