So, I was flipping through "what to expect the first year" because it is the end of dd's first year and I wanted to see if I missed anything
Well, as it turns out, I did miss something. I found out (on pg 261) that I am softhearted and weaknerved because I chose not to CIO.
Anyway, the book recommended something called systematic awakening. One is supposed to keep track of the babies sleep schedule for a week and get an idea when exactly they will awaken. Then one is supposed to wake them a half hour before they would awaken naturally, and then just put them back to sleep using whatever methods work (rocking, nursing, etc.).
By lengthening the time between the awakenings and then phasing them out, supposedly the child will sleep through the night.
Is something like this healthy? I am not expecting much from a recommendation from a book that calls me weaknerved...but I was just wondering what others thought.
I would think it would make a very grumpy baby...
ALso, dd went a few weeks waking every 45 minutes. It wasn't long before I was waking every 44 minutes. Wouldn't something like this just shorten the child's sleep cycles?
just curious what other mom's think of this...
mom to Anna...1 yo next week!