Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sleep Training Update

A little while ago I posted "Sleep Troubles" I focused on the problems I was having with training Lulu to go to sleep on her own. After several nights of tears, wailing, and having to put her back again and again and again we finally succeeded! My beautiful little girl goes to sleep in a room by herself!

Before we went to my mother's house her bedtime was between 8:30 and 9:00. Later than I wanted but I was just happy she was going to sleep so well. At my mother's there was no bedtime. With my four nieces and nephews there I knew there was no point in putting her to bed before them. She simply would not go to sleep if she could hear them. I don't know what time they where going to bed but I was lucky if Lulu was in bed before 10.

This complete upheaval and destruction of her bedtime worried me. When we got home my fears came true. The first two or three nights she went to bed at different times, we where back to wailing and constantly getting up, I was at my wits end having to do it over. What I didn't realize was that since we had already done it once the second time only took a couple of nights.

Then came the true blessing! Once she settled into a new routine she now goes to bed between 7 and 7:30! She gets up around 7 and takes a two hour nap in the middle of the day! I used to envy mother's who got their children to sleep early in the evening and now I am one of them!! I just keep praying this new routine last.

The 6 step routine goes like this:

1) She gets ice cream if she went to bed nicely the night before.

2) she gets a bath.

3) she says good night to everyone.

4) She walks to her room and crawls into bed!

5) I pray with her.

6) She goes to sleep!

Now that is a good night routine!

8 comments:

  1. FYI - the neices have an 8:30 betime, nephews have a 9 pm bedtime. At home. At Grandma's was up to Grandma ;)

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  2. Phoebe, I am not sure what time they where going to bed but I can assure you no one was going to sleep at 8:30! lol!

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  3. I am totally wowed and prapreed to take the next step now.

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  4. Thanks for sharing. Always good to find a real exrpet.

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  5. Big help, big help. And sueprlaitve news of course.

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  6. Wow! That's a really neat ansewr!

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  7. Action reuqiers knowledge, and now I can act!

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  8. Now I know who the brainy one is, I'll keep lokonig for your posts.

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