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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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3 Comments

  1. Jennifer Alva
    March 7, 2015 / 3:17 AM

    Hi there!My daughter is just turning 7 weeks old. I am a strict BW adopter and my first child slept 8 hrs at 6 weeks. My second (now) has been more challenging. Her dream feed is at 11 pm and always at 2:15 ish she stirs and sometimes wakes up and sometimes I can use a pacifier to calm her down until she wakes up about 3:50 am. She seems stuck on these times and won't progress. Would you suggest I let her CIO? Or move her dream feed to 12? I am also wondering if I should do away with the pacifier if that is just causing this to be worse. Also she was born at 38 weeks gestation exactly. Thanks!

    • Valerie Plowman
      March 10, 2015 / 11:58 PM

      Dreamfeed shouldn't be later than you have it–moving it later means it is a night feeding. The pacifier can cause issues. It is hard to know for sure–go with your gut here. I wouldn't do CIO yet. She is still young and in the range for it being normal to be waking as she is. Give her more time. Some kids sleep though at later ages.

    • Jennifer Alva
      March 11, 2015 / 12:24 AM

      Thanks for your input. Before I got this I ended up switching the late evening feeding to midnight (I read in the book that this was an option if they seemed to get stuck). It has indeed worked so far and she wakes around 5:30 and stirs but a pacifier can put her back to sleep till 7 or so. The book says once you get an 8 hr cycle with her then pull back dream feed in 15-30 min increments back to 11

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