I can't speak enough about the Babywise sleep method.
It's controversial, some people love it. Others, hate it. We're on the LOVE side. It's hard, so don't assume you can do it without some serious dedication and commitment, but if you do Babywise, I think all that's required of parents is worth it.
Because they SLEEP.
And all night.
For 12 hours.
Starting around 12 weeks.
It's a beautiful thing. But I'm worried about how we'll do with Lily and LG in the same bedroom when it's time for LG to cry it out...
Lily had the advantage of being an only child for those difficult weeks (it took her nearly 3 weeks to get a hold on the schedule firmly, once we implemented it around 9 weeks). LG won't be. Do I keep him in our room for naps until he's sleeping through the night? Normally we would keep baby in our room for the first maybe 8 weeks or so... but this would add another month to that - though just during the day. I don't love this option, but I feel like there's no other choice.
One thing I'm looking forward to is the predictable sleep schedule for both kids. If Lily stays on her current schedule (it may change and I'm fine with that, she's growing/aging and napping slightly less now), she would nap from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm. Then go down to bed at 7pm or max 7:30pm.
When LG gets "wise" he'll be napping from 8am-10am, 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm, 5pm-7pm. The bed around 8pm, or 8:30pm max. That's the first schedule for Babywise. As they grow/age they begin staying awake for 2 hours instead of 1 (maybe around 5months? I can't really remember, each kid kind of sets their own pace) and then eventually there are 3 hour awake times too (Lily's in this zone now, not napping til 10am in the morning, and staying up from 4pm-7:30pm in the late afternoons).
Just in case you missed that, BOTH OF MY CHILDREN WILL BE NAPPING FROM 2pm-4pm.
Probably not for long, as Lily will outgrow her current schedule and LG will take time to get into his, but still.
The awkward room switcheroos during naptimes and Lily and I listening to LG cry it out to establish his routine will be worth it for those glorious 2 hours to myself. Even with 2 kids under 2.
Moms who have done Babywise with more than 1 child, I'd love to hear your experiences!