This is a cathartic post. It is written quickly, off the cuff, after a long twitter convo with some of my online friends. We were talking about Attachment Parenting and Crying It Out and the book Baby Wise, all topics that people, in general, have very polarizing opinions about. And I realized that, the more we talked, I was getting really anxious.
I blogged previously about baby sleep schedule; first I wrote a rambling introduction, then an explanation of the method that my friend introduced to me. I took a time out to devote an entire post to crying. And now, at long last, I will try to wrap things up and describe to you what our “baby sleep method” has become.
I know, I know, I know. I’ve been promising a post about what adaptations we’ve made to the sleep scheduling method that my friend Corrie told us about, and what kind of success we’re having with it. But, the more I think about it, the more I feel it’s on my heart to take a “time-out” and devote an entire post to the one thing most parents hate the most: crying.
I have read no books and only a few blog posts about baby sleep. I have done no research and know no statistics. A fellow mom, Corrie Tienhaara, shared her method of baby sleep schedules with me; she, in turn, learned it from another mother. Corrie is a stay at home mom with 4 kids, ages 6, 5, 2 and 5-day-old newborn. She recommended picking up a book called Baby Wise, but I’m unsure how similar her method is to what’s described in that book.
I’m not a structured person. I like to have a general pattern to my day, but I hate clocks and deadlines and appointments. I’d prefer to live in a culture where you met someone “in the late morning,” as opposed to “at 11:15.” So I’m not considering a baby schedule because I looooove schedules so much.
Hi, there! I’m Erin. I’m a crunchy Christian mom and artist. I love to eat local farm food and shop at thrift stores. I blog about our crazy life and baby girl (born April 2011). I love rainbows. My hair is messy. ^_^ I hope you enjoy my blog! (Read More about me here...)