has anyone ever read 12 hours of sleep by 12 weeks? looking for 'scheduling' ideas
Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:31 AM
from what i gather online it's feeding the baby every 4 hours, then keeping them up 4 hours before bedtime?
any success stories?
Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:36 AM
I also agree with the previous poster that being awake for 4 hours is a lot. They should take a nap after about 2 hours of awake time or so (maybe more, maybe less depending on the individual baby--my son goes 2.5 hours between naps, but my daughter is only going 90 minutes between naps and they are 5 weeks old).
My experience is that anyone can write a book on baby sleep, but very few books actually deal with it in a developmentally appropriate way.
Our twins--DD & DS#2: March 19, 2012
Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:48 AM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:49 AM
The reason I decided not to follow this book was that I didn't feel comfortable feeding my girls only every four hours with no flexibility, and the amount of awake time between feedings was more than my kids could handle. My girls were strictly on breastmilk and they were ready to eat after three hours. Making them wait an extra hour seemed kind of cruel. I'm sure the strict four hour schedule would work for many families... just not mine.
Oh - I forgot to add... my girls slept through the night (7pm - 6am, with one "dream feed" at 11pm) when they were 16 weeks old. We didn't follow any particular theory - just had a lot of consistency, and luck!
This post has been edited by idril: 23 April 2012 - 11:52 AM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:58 AM
this morning she slept from 4 am - 9 and i actually WOKE her at 9 because i had no idea what to do, lol.
at times she sleeps 3 hours, other times 5 so we are obviously just looking for a long stretch. ;)
during the day she naps in a swing; i'd love to get her away from that as well. however, when i put her in her boppy (where she does sleep now at night), she's all over the place and can't get comfy.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:45 AM
I used HSHHC as well since he was our pediatrician back then. My oldest did 12 hours by 12 weeks but she was fed at least every 2 1/2 hours. She was a big girl who loved to eat during the day and did very well at night. My twin girl was quite similar (by 4 months she was fine) and my son took about 6 months (he had severe reflux spitting up blood, medication, so things were not as smooth). Mine went to bed early, soothed themselves to sleep and yes, sometimes it did include CIO. They were not able to stay up that long but I had the twins on 2 naps by 6 months because I basically put them all on a similar afternoon nap schedule. Again, with a 6 pm bed time that worked out great. As far as the CIO, I only have 2 hands and I had 3 under 3. They are still excellent sleepers.
This post has been edited by Mom2S&Twins: 24 April 2012 - 03:47 AM
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:45 AM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:07 AM
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:21 PM
Posted 25 September 2012 - 09:09 AM
what i like about HSHHC is it explains what is going on developmentally at each age and allows the parent to make educated decisions that best fit their child and their situation. My DD would be a great sleeper regardless of what i did. DS requires a lot of effort and attention on my part to help him get the sleep he needs. Without HSHHC i would have been lost and he would be one cranky kid. Both started sleeping 8 to 10 hours at night at about 4 months and now sleep 11.5 to 12 hours at night.
This post has been edited by daisies: 25 September 2012 - 09:23 AM