My husband and I want to stop using the monitor at night for our 6-month old, and are wondering how to set an official "wake-up" time for her.
Our daughter is consistently inconsistent with her nighttime wakeups, and we want to get her to go back to sleep on her own without us coming in to give her the pacifier.
She goes to bed by 7:30pm (routine starts ~6 or 6:30) every night. Some nights she sleeps straight through until 5 or 6am, when she wakes up crying and I feed her. Other nights she wakes up anytime between 2 or 4am. We let her cry for 10-20 minutes, then she either falls back to sleep on her own or we put a pacifier in and she falls back asleep. She sometimes then repeats this cycle until it gets to be 5 or 5:30am, at which point I feed her.
Can we stop going in to comfort her during the night? Should I only feed her at the same time every morning? How do I push this morning feed to 6:30am?
She is always awake when she goes down for naps and for bedtime. When we comfort her during the night we just replace the pacifier in her mouth. We use a white noise machine and we have blackout shades in her room. I always wait until 5am at the earliest to feed her.