My son is 2. When he was 4-months, he gave up his 3 AM bottle, went to sleep at 7 PM and woke up around 7 AM. By 12 months, he was sleeping even later in the morning. He'd wake up around 8 AM and go back down for his morning nap at 9 AM for two hours. After a playdate and lunch, he was ready for his afternoon nap which lasted for about 2-3 hours. He's still on this schedule minus the morning nap.
Want to hate me more? As soon as I put him in his crib, kiss his little face, start the U2 lullaby CD that my husband is hoping will subconsciously encourage him to be his generation's Bono, within minutes, he's sound asleep. Come on, at 28 months, he still can't say mommy so put your middle finger down, okay?
I get that my kid is not the norm; I get that most kids require a little more finessing into dreamland; I get that most kids like to make sure mommy and daddy see the sunrise or tempt their folks into a deep depression by crying their eyes out before they finally give into the sandman. It's just not his way. Oh yeah, and my daughter is a sleeper too.
So what role did I play in sleep training my kids? Well, it was simple — I read the books, threw out the books, and then bought the right supplies. I also gave myself permission to sleep after the first four months of both of my children's lives.
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