Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I mentioned that we use the Babywise sytem to help Clara build good sleep habits. It put her on a schedule that revolved around consuming a full feeding, followed by awake time, followed by sleep time. This goes on and on throughout the day - until after 7pm-ish when activity time is taken out of the equation and she just sleeps.
The "awake" time would be tricky when she was teeny tiny because she would naturally want to fall asleep after eating - but we got a nice little system down. This took the guesswork out of her needs for us - we knew when she was hungry and when she wanted sleep.
I highly recommend this book to people who likr the idea of putting their baby on a sleep schedule - I know its not for everyone. We liked using it - and helped us. ( we had 2 copies of the book given to us and another 3 friends recommend it to us!)