Working on being snoozers over here

When he's not working or in class, Ty has been spending every waking moment studying for his first actuarial exam. Sidenote: crossing of fingers and sending of good vibes and praying for a pass totally welcome. Which leaves me a lot of time to myself. So, I have been working on getting Everett on a good eating schedule and sleeping-through-the-night pattern as of late. Both of which will come in mighty handy as today is my first day back to work (yay for working part time from home!) He has yet to sleep longer than 7 hours continuous, and that only happened once -- we are usually about 4-5 hour stints at night. But I just read a couple books that I found SUPER helpful, and they have been making a big difference over here. Everett has even gone down for naps without fussing, crying, or needing to be soothed multiple times recently (WHAT?!), and overall I feel way more competent when it comes to helping that guy get the sleep he needs. If you feel you'd like a little enlightening too, here are the goods.

The 90-minute baby sleep program - This was a nice eye opener as to sleep patterns in babies and how to maximize on them. It gives a good little guide into sleep timing and patterns in sleep development that can be expected in the first year of life. This was my fav, and it was a SUPER quick read.

Heathly Sleep Habits, Happy Child - Although it's a bit redundant and hard to re-find information (not the best-written book ever), this book's content was super insightful into sleep timing as well. It also gives good ideas on routines and soothing and has extra information on sleep training for multiples and colicky babies. As added content, it gives insight into baby behavior patterns (aka -- normal fussy behavior for all babies vs. hard-to-sooth babies).

Neither of these really fits the Babywise pattern well, but we have found they have really been good for us.

As an afterthought, I have a friend who had a lot of success with this one, but us...not so much. Could work for you though.


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