My babies are sleeping through the night. For over two weeks now, we put them down about 10 and they get up about 6. I hesitated posting anything for fear that I would jinx whatever good thing we had going on, but it has been almost 3 weeks!
While most people say they leave the NICU on a feeding schedule, we left after they had moved to on demand, and they stayed there. We mostly fed on demand, occasionally aiming to get them on the same schedule. But it was getting hard. I borrowed the Baby Whisperer from the library, and skimmed through it. One line really stuck out: if your baby is sleeping 6 hours during the day, that is 6 hours not at night. Sure enough, our guys were having a 6 hour stretch almost every day. So I decided to go for the schedule. I have tried to be somewhat flexible, but stay as close as possible to the schedule. We have modified it a bit, and currently they eat every 4 hours. Within a few days of finding a schedule that worked for us, they started sleeping through the night.
It has been heaven, and quite necessary.
My problem is daytime sleeping. We don't do it well at all. They have stayed on a newborn pattern of just sleeping when and where they want between feedings. They don't go down well in their beds, in fact as time goes on the napping is getting worse, to the point where they only nap well if we are driving.
Any suggestions? Do you know any tricks for getting a 4 month old baby to nap well?
And a few people have asked about my little quiz below: Brady is on the top. Carter is on the bottom. Most people who played along got it right!