After getting some good advice yesterday on what to try to get Claire to sleep through the night, we started Operation SLEEP last night. ;) I decided to start small and just try putting Claire to bed a little earlier than normal. She had adequate naps yesterday so I figured she might not be tired any earlier than her normal 9 pm bedtime. But we started wind down time about 1 hour earlier than usual and I attempted to get Claire to sleep about 45 minutes to an hour earlier.
She fought it a little bit but we were able to put her down at around 8:20 pm. So approximately 30-40 minutes early. I just knew she would be up in no time so I anxiously waited all night for her to wake up.
Call it beginners luck, but she slept all night and I had to wake her up to go to work this morning! I guess we will keep trying this method for several nights to see if it makes a difference or not. But we were happy with at least ONE full night sleep!
So we will see what happens! It would be nice if this was the answer, but I am not usually that lucky. But it's definitely worth a try and is the "easiest" suggestion to start with.
The Scott Family