The “crying it out” technique has come in handy for us with a couple of tweaks of our own. Yesterday was a good day for sleeping with Lina<3. You were hard to put down.
During yesterday's nap time, the crying it out technique was used, as it was suggested that all sleeping time routines should be consistent. So here it went:
Nap time routine:upstairs, played on Mommy’s bed, diaper changed, wiped down, moisturized, brush hair, bottle of milk, burped and into the crib you went; kissed forehead, said “Mommy loves you”, laid you down, patted your back for one minute, left the room, and you heard me leaving and started crying even though you were drowsy; waited two minutes, back into the room, wiped tears and laid you down, said “Mommy loves you, it is okay, now go to sleep”, patted your back for another minute, left the room as you were drifting off. Sleep after a few minutes. Hooray!
So that was easy for nap time. Bedtime has the similar routine but it took a little bit longer.
Bedtime routine: upstairs by 7:30pm, played on Mommy’s bed for 20minutes, bath time, moisturized, diaper changed, brush hair, bottle of milk with cereal, burped, brushed your teeth and gums, and into the crib you go, as you cried out when being laid down; said “Mommy loves you, it is bedtime, and go to sleep”, patted your back for one minute, left the room as you cried a little when you notice Mommy was not there; waited two minutes, went back to the room, wiped your tears, laid you down, said Mommy loves you, it is okay, and go to sleep”, patted your back for another minute, and you started to drift off, but as soon as Mommy left the room, you cried, and stood up (Mommy saw you as you crawled really fast to the other end of the crib to stop Mommy); waited 4minutes, went back to the room, wiped your tears, laid you back down, said “Mommy loves you, it is okay, now go to sleep”, patted your back for another minute, as you drift off, left the room, as you whimpers as Mommy left the room, the whimpers got louder but you did not get up; waited ten minutes, went back to room, patted your back, left the room and but this time you had fell asleep before Mommy had to come to the room. You slept for three hours before waking up screaming your head and unable to be console. Mommy picked up and nursed while lying down, lol we both fell asleep on Mommy’s bed, bad, I know! When I woke up you were transferred to your crib, and you stayed for five hours (which was basically morning when you woke up again). There was only two times where Mommy had to come to you when you awoke and couldn’t fall asleep on your own and patted your back. It was the greatest five hours of sleep Daddy and I got, even though you did wake up at 5am! Hooray!
You are learning slowly to fall asleep on your own. So far so good. Wish us luck !