So my little boy is 13 months, and have to say we had him in every bad habit possible when it came to sleep and bedtime, being our third we really had let him rule the roost, our little Boss Baby!! His night time consisted of falling asleep on the couch after our other two went to bed otherwise he would scream the house down if put in the cot awake. He always only stayed in there asleep 2-4 hours at most then was so hard to settle he always ended up in our bed until morning time meaning little sleep for me with him pulling my hair and bouncing around the bed. Even by day he would never go into his room screamed in my arms even if we opened the door!!
I am only on night 15 and he’s a new man already, I am gobsmacked, was hard the first 2 nights but got easier and easier as the nights went on.
We still haven’t mastered day time naps, he will sleep in buggy in the morning but I cannot make him have a second sleep, I have walked miles with him or drove, as we are rarely home at that time of day with school collections and after school activities.
However even at that he is up in his cot by 7 asleep each night and now the last 4 nights has slept straight through until just after 6. Thank you so much for the sound advice and guidelines in your book, it is great to have it to refer back to when in doubt!
From a much less sleep deprived Mum