Thursday, June 17, 2010

Night #3

I can see the sleep training I chose to use is helping. Tucker LOVES his bed, he always has...he just needed to learn to LOVE his bed when he got tired and not fight it.

Last night while Nathan was lowering his mattress (b/c he is a monkey that loves to climb and soon will be climbing out of it) Tucker grabbed the side of the bed and whined. He was tired, and he knew that was his place to go and rest. I thought it was cute..they are sooo smart sooo young .

Back to night #3:
I laid him down after his bottle and he sang, played and tossed for about 5 minutes. He started to whine, so I went in a patted his bottom and loved on him. I left for the second time and he never cried, only fussed a little and more of the whiny voice. I went in and patted his bottom...the whole time I was patting away and soothing him he was still tossing and turning and I could tell he just wanted me to leave :( So I left him and he sang, and got comfortable and within a couple minutes was sound asleep. WOW, he is learning fast!!! And, he wants to be left alone to soothe himself:) I know he still needs me and wants me all the time but at this certain time he just wanted his alone time. Which all kids need I believe.

So we are for sure moving forward fast..and everyone was in bed happy last night


My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Sounds like you've got yourself one smart baby!

Alicia said...

Glad his bedtime routine is working out for you guys. He catches on very quick!

Ashley said...

I just really want to encourage you in this phase of working on nighttime sleep! We did the same thing with Evy and she is able to sleep anywhere, very easily. Also, please know that you aren't less of a mother because you are doing some sleep training. You create so many bonds with your baby, and working on sleeping doesn't make you an uncaring person. If it's done the right way, it is a wonderful thing. Just wanted to encourage you!!

Jin said...

You are doing a great job!

I think the way you are doing it is the best way- it works when Cooper doesn't want to go to bed. They HAVE to go to bed but you hate to let them cry so you go in there, pat their butt, say nice things (so they know they aren't alone) until they realize the screaming isn't going to get them to Mommas bed.

Liam did better with crying it out. When I would go in there he would get even more worked up and sleep would be further away. I would worry that he would resent me when he grew up, but so far he doesn't!!!

Your a great momma and you know what's best for your baby.

Isn't it time to think about the next one?