Sleep training? when to start

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Claire posted this 17 December 2019

Hello moms! I am thinking ahead to sleep training our second. We (admittedly) messed up with our first baby and she was a terrible sleeper until after one year! Yikes. I don't want to go through that again. I think I'd be comfortable trying something after four months or so. What method worked best for you? And at what age did you begin? 4 months came to mind, because I remember that is one our firstborn went through a bad sleep regression. Any tips appreciated!

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Millie posted this 21 January 2020

We start sleep training at 3 months. I'm a huge sucker so usually for the first two nights I leave the house while my husband handles it. The crying doesn't bother him like it does me. Also, he doesn't have milk letdown to deal with. lol

Blair posted this 20 January 2020

I've tried CIO and the pick-up method. I feel weak. I cave in to quick. I just let baby fall asleep on me. I need a method that seems a little easier for baby. My oldest is such a horrible sleeper. I can see this being worst with more than one kid. I feel as if I need to take off work a few days to establish a method and stick with it. 

Sara posted this 20 January 2020

I start sleep training around 3-4 months. I've done it with all 4 of my kids and its been a lifesaver. It was hard with the first, but got progressively easier with each child as I let some of the stress of crying it out go. lol

Emily posted this 17 December 2019

We tried the pick-up-put-down method around 4 months. It ended up just making our baby more upset to see us. Finally bit the bullet and went with cry it out. It worked after 2 nights!