Ferberizing 7 Weeks

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ca_pink - May 20

Hi - I have a 7 week old. Is she too young to ferberize? If you've sleep trained your child... at what age did you sleep train him/her?

 

newbie - May 20

i did not ferberize but i did combine ferber and 12 hours sleep by 12 weeks old methods. i get dd to sleep about ten ( i rock her and give her a bottle) i put her down in her bed and turn her white noise machine on. she will usually sleep until 4 and if she wakes up before then i leave her to cry it out. Unless it seems she is crying in pain. if she wakes up at 4 she gets a bottle, changed, maybe rocked back to sleep but if she will not go back to sleep while being rocked she goes back into bed anyways until 7-8 oclock then we get her up for the day. this has worked great and she seem to like it too. she is less cranky in the day and ready for bed around ten every night now. we actually started putting her down at 11 and then she decided on 10. we started doing this beacause she was getting very cranky at night and would not sleep with us. at the first sign of sleepiness we head for the rocking chair with a bottle. i know this has saved my sanity and hers and my dh and i dont fight as much anymore.

 

newbie - May 20

my DD is almost 4 months

 

Bonnie - May 20

I did a form of CIO (let baby cry but check on him every 15 minutes with a few comforting words). I never read any of those books. There are a million out there and everyone one with a so-called expert opinion. I worked with my pediatrician and Mason's tummy GI specialist. But to answer your question. Babies can sleep through the night when they have doubled their birthweight and/or are at least 12 pounds. This usually happens around the 3 month mark, but every baby is different. Mason was trained at 9 weeks. He was born 8 pounds and by 9 weeks he weighed 15 pounds and was eating 32 ounces a day, so he was ready. It just depends on what size your child is. Sleeping through the night can also mean 7:00 pm to 7:00 am or it could mean something like 10:00pm to 6:00 am depending on your baby's internal clock.

 

newbie - May 20

sorry i wish i could of been clearer on my response but dd was waking up from her nap. my dd was a preemie. thats the reason i didnt use the ferber method completly and combined the two. in 12 by 12 is says that they must eat at the very least 28 ounces in the day and over time you decrease the ounces at night and add them to daytime feedings. they must weight 9 lbs. at the very least. i started weaning her into it as soon as she hit 9 lbs. but i also had to be careful because of reflux. and thats what i meant when i said crying out of pain.

 

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