Posted in Newborns, Sleep

Sleep training

Good hello everyone! Any sleep training methods/books you all would recommend? My LO is 7 weeks old. From birth, we have been working on sleep training and getting him to understand the difference between day and night and sleeping in his bassinet. We were making progress but at 6 weeks, he went through a sleep regression and no longer wants to sleep in his bassinet. If we give in and have him sleep in our arms, he will sleep 3-5 hours. In the bassinet, he either wakes himself up immediately or sleeps max an hour. We have a consistent nighttime routine, white noise, dim room. I have even been putting the shirt I wore throughout the day in the bassinet but nothing has helped. Help!

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Nov 02

    So you really can’t sleep train that early. I think it’s 4-6 months. It cannot hurt to do the routine (will certainly help), but don’t have any expectations on how long they will sleep at a time consistently. They might be good for a while and then things change. They’re adjusting to so many things right now. I don’t have much advice for sleep training, as I am a avid cosleeper, but I’m sure someone else is out there with great Recs. I know there are some good books out there. But truly science wise, you have a few months before your baby can really even attempt to learn a routine.

  • Newmommy
    Nov 02

    We used wearable blankets the one that cover their arms. That’s when my baby started sleeping through the night in his crib. https://lovetodream.com

  • Lilina
    Nov 04

    Does your LO like swaddling? That is what we did up until 4 months. And now have transitioned to a sleep sack. Swaddle would have him sleeping from 8pm-2am!

  • Jennie
    Nov 04

    Your baby is going through lots of development right now. You'll see that when they go through a development like rolling over, crawling, walking it messes with their natural routines. As a newborn they're having so many developments that you can't see quite as obviously as the above mentioned. So all that to say expect lots of change. We meet nighttime needs the same way we meet daytime (meaning no CIO or refusing feeds, etc.). We just try to be consistent (daytime: eat then play. Nighttime: eat with as little disturbance as possible and go right back to sleep)

  • Sara
    Nov 06

    I would agree with people above: 7weeks is too early for sleep training and swaddling or weighted sleep sacks are great. However, I would recommend the website and book “Precious Little Sleep”. It has everything you need to know about sleep and sleep training. In this book she recommends putting your baby down drowsy but still awake from the time they are born and this should help you sleep train when they are a bit older.

  • Tiffany
    Nov 08

    I’m trying to sleep train my son. He’s 1. Def too early for your little one

  • Erin
    Nov 14

    I second the Love to Dream sleep sack! Having their arms in that position seems to be more comfortable for babies than down in a swaddle and being in the sack prevents the startle reflex from waking them up. I would say I actively started trying to get my baby to nap independently around 6 weeks and it only took about 2 days. The extinction method (shush, pat, walk out) what was worked for me. My baby is a great sleeper now. Message me if you have any questions. Good luck!