The last few weeks we have been teaching my son how to sleep on his own, in his own bed. I never thought I’d sleep train after the horrible experience I had with my daughter. Then, a mother of 4, who I am learning from recommended a woman who has a gentle approach to teaching our little ones how to get their much needed rest. She was advertising a discount at the time I was researching her and I figured for $50 I couldn’t resist. I thought at least I’d learn some interesting things. I listened to her videos which were relatively short and talked with my husband and we decided to try it out. I love co-sleeping, however when I have to work early I tended to wake him up waaaay too early!
The whole process can take as little as 3 weeks or more if you wanna go a little slower pace. It’s been a tough transition a few times because we went from co-sleeping to on his own. Since he’s our last baby I miss our night time cuddles but a good sleep routine is so important, especially for a growing child.
Finally, we got to the second to last phase and he slept 3 nights without nursing and the last night he slept a whole 11 hours! I was so excited! Then, last night he woke up every half hour starting at 130 and at 3 I told my husband I was going to bring him into our bed because something wasn’t right. Turns out he has an infection!! Poor baby! So, we will handle this and get back to our routine but until he’s better I’m enjoying the cuddles… even if I have to work a 10 hour shift on three hours of sleep.
My husband tried reassuring me that he was okay but I knew that something was not normal. He felt bad that he was wrong but we are both glad I trusted my intuition and went to him when he woke up the third time.
Have you ever not listened to your instincts? What did that look like? Ok the flip side, did you trust and listen to your intuition and how did that feel?
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