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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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!

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

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. 

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