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2 Create Your Sleep Logs 59 Nap Log Baby s Name: Age: Date: Time baby How baby Where baby Where baby How fell asleep fell asleep fell asleep slept long? 1. Review Table 2.1 on page 48: How many naps should your baby be getting? How many naps is your baby getting now? How many hours should your baby be napping? How many hours is your baby napping now? 2. Do you have a formal nap routine? 3. Are your baby s naptimes/lengths consistent every day?

3 60 The No-Cry Sleep Solution Prebedtime Routine Log Baby s Name: Age: Date: Key: Activity: active, moderate, or calm Noise: loud, moderate, or quiet Light: bright, dim, or dark Activity Noise Light Time What we did level level level 1. Do you have a formal, consistent bedtime routine? 2. Is the hour prior to bedtime mostly peaceful, quiet, and dimly lit? 3. Does your bedtime routine help both you and your baby relax and get sleepy? 4. Any other observations about your current bedtime routine?

4 Create Your Sleep Logs 61 Night-Waking Log Baby s Name: Age: Date: How long How long Time How of a sleep awake; baby baby stretch How baby what we fell back fell back since fell Time woke me up did to sleep to sleep asleep Asleep time: Awake time: Total number of awakenings: Longest sleep span: Total hours of sleep:

5 62 The No-Cry Sleep Solution Sleep Questions 1. Review Table 2.1 on page 48: How many hours of nighttime sleep should your baby be getting? How many hours of nighttime sleep is your baby getting now? How many total hours of nighttime and naptime sleep should your baby be getting? How many total hours of nighttime and naptime sleep is your baby getting now? How do the suggested hours of sleep compare to your baby s actual hours of sleep? Gets hours too little sleep Gets hours too much sleep 2. Is your baby s bedtime consistent (within 1 2 hour) every night? 3. Do you help your baby to go back to sleep every time, or nearly every time he or she awakens? How do you do this? 4. What have you learned about your baby s sleep by doing this log?

6 160 The No-Cry Sleep Solution My Personal Sleep Plan for My Newborn Baby I will learn more about babies and become confident in my beliefs. The book(s) I will obtain and read now are: I will put Baby to sleep often in the cradle, crib, or bed. I ll reserve sleeping in my arms for special moments. I will remove my sleepy (instead of sleeping) baby from the nipple and help him go to sleep without something in his mouth. I will avoid creating a sucking-to-sleep association. I will learn the difference between sleeping sounds and waking sounds. I will let my sleeping baby sleep! I will make night sleeping different from daytime naps. I will keep nighttime quiet, dark, and peaceful. Taken from The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley

7 Create Your Personal Sleep Plan 161 I will not let my baby take too long of a daytime nap. The longest I will let my baby nap is: I will watch for signs of tiredness. I will watch for: quieting down, losing interest, looking glazed, fussing, yawning; and I will put my baby to sleep when I see these signs. I will make my baby s sleep environment cozy and comfortable. I will make myself comfortable for night feedings and be accepting of this stage of my baby s life. I will fill my baby s tummy before sleep. I will enjoy restful feeding sessions during the day. This is what I should be doing. Relaxing and enjoying my new baby. I will simplify my life. My baby is my priority right now. I will have realistic expectations. My new baby will develop sleep maturity over the next few months. I can be patient until then. Taken from The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley

8 162 The No-Cry Sleep Solution My Personal Sleep Plan for My Baby (Four Months to Two Years Old) I will get myself ready. My baby is old enough to sleep all night without my attention. He is biologically able to sleep all night, and many babies do. It will be good for my baby and it will be good for me. I am committed to doing things tonight that will help my baby sleep better. I don t want my baby to cry, so I am willing to be patient and make changes day by day. Soon we will both be sleeping all night long. I will get my baby ready. My baby is healthy. My baby is eating well during the day. My baby s sleeping place is inviting and comfortable. I will follow a bedtime routine. This is our nightly routine: Approximate time Activity Taken from The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley

9 Create Your Personal Sleep Plan 163 I will establish an early bedtime. My baby s new bedtime is: We begin our bedtime routine at: I will follow a flexible yet predictable daytime routine. This is a rough outline of our typical day (write in your planned awake time, naps, meal times, bedtime, and anything else that helps you organize your day): Approximate time Activity I will make sure that my baby takes regular naps. Times for my baby s naps are: I will watch my baby carefully for signs of tiredness: decreased activity, quieting down, losing interest, rubbing eyes, looking glazed, fussing, yawning; and I will put my baby down for a nap at those times. The ways I will encourage naps are: Taken from The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley

10 164 The No-Cry Sleep Solution I will help my baby learn how to fall asleep without help: (Idea One) I will spend daily quiet time letting my baby play in his bed. I will help my baby learn how to fall asleep without help: (Idea Two) I will encourage my baby to fall asleep for naps in these various places and ways: I will introduce a lovey. I will keep a lovey with us when we snuggle, and when I put my baby to bed. I will make night sleeping different from daytime naps. I will keep our nighttime quiet, dark, and peaceful. I will develop key words as a sleep cue. Our key words are: I will use music or sound as sleep cues. Our nighttime music/sounds are: Taken from The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley

11 Create Your Personal Sleep Plan 165 I will change my baby s sleep association. I ll use Pantley s Gentle Removal Plan as often as I can. Other things I will do: I will help baby fall back to sleep while continuing to co-sleep. I won t respond too quickly; I ll wait for true awake sounds. I ll shorten the duration of my nighttime help routine (nursing, rocking, or offering a bottle or pacifier). I ll use the gentle removal plan as often as I can. I ll scoot away from Baby after he falls asleep. I ll try to use key words and pat or massage Baby back to sleep. I will help Baby fall back to sleep and move him to his own bed. These are the things we will do: Taken from The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley

12 166 The No-Cry Sleep Solution I will have my partner help Baby fall back to sleep. These are the things we will do: My helper will tend to Baby when he wakes, by doing these things: My helper will transfer Baby to me if Baby and/or helper gets upset, and then I will do these things: I will help my baby fall back to sleep step-by-step. This is my plan to shorten the duration and type of my nighttime help routine in these steps: Phase One Phase Two Phase Three Taken from The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley

13 Create Your Personal Sleep Plan 167 Phase Four Phase Five Phase Six I will write a bedtime book and read it to my baby every night before bed. I will create a bedtime poster that shows our routine and follow it nightly. I will be patient, I will be consistent, and soon we will all be sleeping. I will have sleep success if I am persistent, consistent, and patient. I need to just relax, follow my plan, and do a log every ten days. After I do each log, I will analyze my success and make any revisions to my plan. Soon my baby and I will both be sleeping. Taken from The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley

14 174 The No-Cry Sleep Solution Ten-Day Nap Log Baby s Name: Age: Date: How many days have you been following your plan? Time baby How baby Where baby Where baby How fell asleep fell asleep fell asleep slept long? 1. Review Table 2.1 on page 48, or copy the information from your first log: How many naps should your baby be getting? How many naps is your baby getting now? How many hours should your baby be napping? How many hours is your baby napping now? 2. Do you have a formal nap routine? 3. Are you watching for sleepy signs and putting your baby down for a nap as soon as you notice he s tired? 4. Are your baby s naptimes/lengths consistent every day?

15 Do a Ten-Day Log 175 Ten-Day Prebedtime Routine Log Baby s Name: Age: Date: How many days have you been following your plan? Key: Activity: active, moderate, or calm Noise: loud, moderate, or quiet Light: bright, dim, or dark Activity Noise Light Time What we did level level level 1. For the past ten days, approximately how many days did you follow your formal bedtime routine? 2. Is the hour prior to bedtime mostly peaceful, quiet, and dimly lit? 3. Does your bedtime routine help your baby wind down and prepare for sleep? 4. Is your nightly routine consistent, acting as a bedtime cue for your baby? 5. Is your bedtime routine relaxing and enjoyable for you?

16 176 The No-Cry Sleep Solution Ten-Day Night-Waking Log Baby s Name: Age: Date: How many days have you been following your plan? How long How long Time How of a sleep awake; baby baby stretch How baby what we fell back fell back since fell Time woke me up did to sleep to sleep asleep Asleep time: Awake time: Total number of awakenings: Longest sleep span: Total hours of sleep:

17 8 Analyze Your Success It s time to think about what s happened since you began following your sleep plan. It s also the time to tweak your plan and make any changes that you ve learned are necessary to help your baby sleep better. Because we can t sit down over a cup of coffee and talk about your baby (wouldn t that be nice!), I ve created this chapter to help you figure out which parts of your plan are working, and which ones need to be changed. Start by using the information from your logs in Chapter 7 to complete the comparison chart that follows. Fill in the times from both logs and the amount of change: Number of naps Length of naps Bedtime: Asleep time Awake time Number of awakenings Longest sleep span Total hours of sleep First log Ten days Amount of change 177

18 178 The No-Cry Sleep Solution Now take a few minutes to answer the following questions that will help you analyze your efforts. If you can, talk over the information with your spouse, your parenting partner, or another mother who is working on her own sleep plan. You may even want to search out a group of mothers and create a support group either in person or by or bulletin board. The support of other parents who are going through the same things that you are right now can be very helpful and enlightening. Evaluate Your Sleep Plan During the past ten days, how closely did you follow your plan? I followed all parts of my plan exactly for all ten days. I followed some parts of my plan, but not everything. I started out great, but reverted back to my old habits. Plan? What plan? (Oops, better start over with Step One!) Have you seen positive changes in at least one area (for example: a fifteen-minute increase in naptime or sleep span; an earlier bedtime; a reduction in the number of night wakings)? What areas show the most change? Why do you think that s true? (What have you done to influence this?)

19 Analyze Your Success 179 What areas show the least change? Why do you think that s true? (What have you done to influence this?) What have you learned about your baby s sleep habits over the past ten days? What parts of your plan seem to be having the best influence on your baby s sleep? What changes do you think you now need to make? How are you going to make these changes?

20 Revise Your Plan as Necessary Every Ten Days 217 Ten-Day Nap Log Baby s Name: Age: Date: How many days have you been following your plan? Time baby How baby Where baby Where baby How fell asleep fell asleep fell asleep slept long? 1. Review Table 2.1 on page 48, or copy the information from your first log: How many naps should your baby be getting? How many naps is your baby getting now? How many hours should your baby be napping? How many hours is your baby napping now? 2. Do you have a formal nap routine? 3. Are you watching for sleepy signs and putting your baby down for a nap as soon as you notice he s tired? 4. Are your baby s naptimes/lengths consistent every day?

21 218 The No-Cry Sleep Solution Ten-Day Prebedtime Routine Log Baby s Name: Age: Date: How many days have you been following your plan? Key: Activity: active, moderate, or calm Noise: loud, moderate, or quiet Light: bright, dim, or dark Activity Noise Light Time What we did level level level 1. For the past ten days, approximately how many days did you follow your formal bedtime routine? 2. Is the hour prior to bedtime mostly peaceful, quiet, and dimly lit? 3. Does your bedtime routine help your baby wind down and prepare for sleep? 4. Is your nightly routine consistent, acting as a bedtime cue for your baby? 5. Is your bedtime routine relaxing and enjoyable for you?

22 Revise Your Plan as Necessary Every Ten Days 219 Ten-Day Night-Waking Log Baby s Name: Age: Date: How many days have you been following your plan? How long How long Time How of a sleep awake; baby baby stretch How baby what we fell back fell back since fell Time woke me up did to sleep to sleep asleep Asleep time: Awake time: Total number of awakenings: Longest sleep span: Total hours of sleep:

23 This is a comparison of your logs. Fill in the times and the amount of change: Number of naps Length of naps Bedtime: Asleep time Awake time Number of awakenings Longest sleep span Total hours of sleep Amount Amount Amount Amount First Ten of Twenty of Thirty of Forty of log days change days change days change days change 220 The No-Cry Sleep Solution

24 Revise Your Plan as Necessary Every Ten Days 221 Use this worksheet to examine your experience every ten days: During the past ten days, how closely did you follow your plan? I followed all parts of my plan exactly for all ten days. I followed some parts of my plan, but not everything. I started out great, but reverted back to my old habits. Plan? What plan? (Oops, better start over with Step One!) Have you seen positive changes in at least one area (for example: a fifteen-minute increase in naptime or sleep span; an earlier bedtime; a reduction in the number of night wakings)? What areas show the most change? Why do you think that s true? (What have you done to influence this?) What areas show the least change? Why do you think that s true? (What have you done to influence this?)

25 222 The No-Cry Sleep Solution What have you learned about your baby s sleep habits over the past ten days? What parts of your plan seem to be having the best influence on your baby s sleep? What changes do you think you now need to make? How are you going to make these changes?

26 Available Now! The No-Cry Sleep Solution Enhanced ebook Elizabeth Pantley's breakthrough approach for a good night's sleep with no tears, enhanced with videos of the author answering parents' most asked questions! The enhanced ebook contains 14 exclusive videos

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