Sleep Training 101

Up until Morris was 5 months old he was a terrible sleeper. He would wake hourly, for no apparent reason, and would need to be rocked/nursed/walked around the house until he fell back asleep (I wish I had had a dockatot). I was exhausted and frustrated. I did a bunch of reading and was given some sleep training info from a friend who had done it successfully.  We desperately needed our evenings back as a couple and our sleep back at night.  And so the day Morris turned 5 months this is what we did to sleep train him.  (*Disclaimer: I am NOT a sleep coach, this is just worked for us… please see below for a recommendation of a gentle sleep coach if my method doesn’t work for you)

a close up photo of a two hour old fair skinned baby boy sucking his thumb, when he's older his mother would sleep train him

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A Good Night’s Sleep

I knew before she was born that I wanted to co-sleep with Rose.  Morris was a terrible sleeper as a baby and only slept well in my arms while I spent the night awake making sure he was safe and I wasn’t rolling over onto him. We tried 3 different bassinetes and a swing, but he wanted to be close to me. I was dreading the same sleepless nights with Rose so when a friend told me about the DockATot it sounded like the answer to my baby sleep prayers, and it has been.  I sleep soundly next to Rose, in her DockATot, knowing that she is safe.  .

The DockATot is handmade in Europe from all natural, 100% cotton material that is OEKO-TEX certified.

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