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March 17, 2010


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Sleep training my first at this age WOULD have been horrible. She just wasn't ready to learn how to self-soothe. She was almost 2 before she really started to figure that out, I think.

My second... well, I think it would have been fine. We didn't do it then, but just recently weaned her off of one of her nighttime feedings- during the 5 month "no training" period. She is already a pretty good self-soother, and she's not even 6 months old.

So I now think it really does depend on your kid. Which makes it soooo hard when you are a sleep deprived parent trying to figure out what to do!

I so, so empathize with your awakening twins.

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