quinn is not the best sleeper. not by any stretch of the imagination. i KNOW i have mentioned this before, but it bears repeating. mike and i do not subscribe to the "cry it out" method either. we prefer to be more gentle in the ways that we get quinn to sleep. i was so happy to pick up a copy of this book:
it is not a quick fix but it is one that has left mike and i feeling good about the subtle changes that we have begun implementing. sure, quinn might not sleep through the night for a few months, but at least there is an end in sight.
so far we have noticed a few changes in quinn's sleep. he awakens every 3-5 hours instead of every 2-3. he actually prefers his bed to being next to me most of the time (we still enjoy the occasional co-sleeping a few times a week when he just needs some extra loving). his naps are much easier and some even last more than 45 minutes! i think we are heading toward a better place. it could be that he is just getting his %$@* together or it could be that this book is helping. either way, i will take it!