Tips to get a Baby on a Schedule & Sleep Through the Night by 12 weeks
night I thought I would share our journey on getting both of our girls sleeping through the night and on a schedule by week 12.
Research says that babies and children that get 12 hours of sleep at night tend to have better focus and temperament and tend to excel in life. I would have to say that now my girls are 3 and 5 yrs old and still sleeping from 7:30pm to 7am and they have excelled academically and socially. I give a lot of credit to the rest that they get. Also, it has helped mommy and daddy get the rest we need and gives us time to spend together which makes for a happy marriage :) All the way around I would have to say it is a win.
We didn't do the cry it out method. We always would go in and comfort her and give it about 10 min at a time. Using this method we found that she never really cried unless something was wrong. Because with this method she always new what to expect and wasn't hungry or tired. Which is usually the reasons they tend to cry to begin with.
I have shared this schedule with many friends and family that have had success with this schedule also. This is the schedule and plan that got us to both of our children sleeping through the night. Every child is different. But, I hope this helps you and your baby get the rest you both need on your new parenthood journey.