Monday, June 20, 2011

Babywise

Have you read this book?

 I have.  It has been either a great blessing or a great curse. I'm not sure which yet.  I've implemented a feeding schedule for Olivia since we got home from the hospital.  Okay, I've TRIED to.  Depending on the day, our little miss either decides she is starving every hour, or that she is too tired to be bothered with food at all.  I feel like I am either depriving her or forcing her to eat.  
My biggest frustrating though has come with the sleeping schedule.  The book says to put her down for a nap and leaver her because everything should be parent-directed.  It says it is healthy for a baby to cry for 15-20 minutes.  The problem is, Olivia will scream indefinitely.  There is no self-soothing and putting herself to sleep.  Only when I pick her up after twenty minutes will she calm down.  As long as she is not being left in her bed by herself, she is a very calm baby.  She can be rocked to sleep/fed to sleep very easily, just not put in bed for a nap or bedtime.  I've seriously been pulling my hair out. 
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