Recently baby g entered baby boot camp and subsequently brought d and I along for the ride.
Sending a baby through a boot camp sounding a little rough? Well don't worry it isn't as bad as it sounds although there may be a little delay of gratification involved there isn't much pain experienced.
I purchased a book titled "12 Hours Sleep by 12 Weeks." Sounds awesome right? I thought so too.
In the book the author lays out a four step program to wean your baby off night feedings and get them to sleep 12 hours!
After reading a good portion of the book I have started implementing some of the techniques and steps the author lays out.
Ironically I haven't actually started on step one because I had to work baby g up to being ready for step one.
Now here comes my dilemma. . .the first step of the program is to start to encourage your baby to eat every 4 hours once they reach 8 weeks. Well baby g was still eating every 2 hours at 6 weeks old. This is where the prep to even start the program begins. For the past two weeks I have been pushing baby g to eat every 3 hours in preparation to move to eating every 4 hours and we are just now really falling into the 3 hour schedule.
Now all that being said here is my problem, being the concerned parent that I am I asked the pediatrician whether or not it was ok to be pushing baby g to eat every four hours. She said that babies really should be eating every 2-3 hours. Then in the literature they gave me it says he should be eating every 3-4 hours. Go figure.
The idea behind the methodology is that you aren't decreasing the amount of food your baby gets you are simply condensing it. Makes sense to me. I am still leery of sending baby g through the rest of boot camp however as I worry it would be detrimental to his health.
What is your opinion? Boot camp or no boot camp?