Unfortunately the quickest way to a restful night’s sleep is very hard on the old heart strings. It’s called the extinction method and asks for you to put your child down to sleep and then not go back in again. Believe me, it's tough. Daron has to sit on me when we do it with our kids, but they are always so much happier once you can lay them down and they can go to sleep and stay asleep unassisted. I know, I know, you are probably thinking, “What a heartless bitch,” but trust me. I am a push over about many things, but sleep is not one of them, and ultimately my children thank me for it. Sleep training, however, cannot start until your babe is four-months-old and at least fourteen pounds. But in my experience most parents wait longer, until the babe is over six-months-old.
Speaking of sleep, I've had very little of it as baby Vivienne is only one-week-old. You'll have to forgive me if my blog posts get a little loopy, but when one is writing them at 3 in the morning while pumping they tend to be a little strange!