Last time I posted about sleep training, I said we basically gave it up. Actually, after a few days, we modified it just a bit with great success.
The modification is this: Follow the sleep training, but if the baby sounds scared or distressed, go in and soothe immediately.
Sebastian has two types of cries:
- Fussing, frustrated “Why can’t I sleep” cry.
- Scared, distressed, in-pain cry.
If it’s the first type, we follow the sleep training, and allow him to try, checking on him in intervals. If it’s the second type, we go in to soothe him immediately. This is pretty successful, and he falls asleep pretty well (usually within 10 minutes).
I will say – Mary often doesn’t use sleep training, and opts to lay next to him and boob him to sleep. Since I don’t have that tool, I resort to sleep training, and it works for me.