Archive for tag 'sleep training'

Sleep Training: The Second Go-Round

The nine month sleep regression hit us hard in the Oatmeal house. We went from an easy bedtime with one wake up around 4am, to a full-on bedtime war and multiple wake ups nightly. Naps were nearly impossible; I would either have to walk Little Oats around the neighbourhood in the stroller, or drive around [...]


Sleep-Training: Choosing Our Method

When LO was 6 months old, we decided to try sleep training. We had just moved her bedtime up to 7:30, her bedtime routine was set, and I was tired of spending over an hour rocking and nursing her to sleep. Naps were completely trash; she averaged about 40-60 minutes per day. We had moved [...]

Lila's practically unused crib. We had high hopes before reality hit!

Middle of the night musings on sleep training, or lack thereof

As I’m writing this, of all our family members, there is only one of us sleeping in his or her designated bedroom. That would be my six-year-old daughter. Except that she is sleeping in a sleeping bag on the floor rather than her bed. Nevertheless, at least she is in her room. And will remain [...]

Travel and the 18 Month Sleep Regression

When Lil Miss Wagon was 19 months old, we took a trip to visit family about 4 hours away. Before our trip, LMW was sleeping beautifully: going to bed around 6:15pm and falling asleep on her own every night, sleeping all night long. Plus she took a 2-3 hour nap every day. Her 5am wakeups [...]


He’s sleeping through the night, right?

Oh, if I had a dollar for every time a friend, or family member, or random stranger at Target asks me this question… Unfortunately, the answer is still no, by my definition of bedtime to morning, Little Lion is still not sleeping through the night. This has been a source of a lot of feelings [...]

ducky jammies

Our Twin Sleep Successes and Failures

When our boys were little bitty and we were so tired we literally thought we could not go on, I separately asked two of my friends with twins when their babies started sleeping through the night.  They both had almost verbatim answers, “Well, I’m probably not the person you want to ask.  I think our [...]


The Standoff

We never sleep trained Lil Miss Wagon. She always fell asleep drinking her bottle before naps and bedtime, and had no problems transferring to the crib. Eventually we were able to put her down awake and she was able to fall asleep on her own with no problems. We never had to let her cry, [...]

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