Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

And they can change so much over time. My B took so much to get to sleep and now she's a champ. My little guy used to fall asleep in minutes on his own and now there is much more drama at bedtime. You're right about not spending too much time looking for the perfect answer. My sil has this BOOK that she follows to the letter and she gets really stressed with her SIX WEEK old when he's not following what the book says he should be doing. I believe in reading guidelines for helpful advice, but not thinking that one way is the ONLY way to help your child become a good sleeper.
I'm glad T has hit such a big milestone, what freedom that now gives you, an extra 1/2 hr a night!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I think that's the problem with these books and methods--new parents are so gullible because they just want to get some sleep! The best thing you can do is follow the rhythms of your child and work with those--as long as it works for you.