Looking back, I have no idea how I survived 6 months of this! But at the time, I thought it was normal. I had no idea that 20 minute naps weren't healthy and that a sleep cycle for a 6 month old is about 45 minutes. He never cried because one peep and I would run to him.
Anyway, I found Maggie Moore of Get Moore Sleep on instagram and started to read about her philosophy and educate myself on sleep training, wake windows, and all things baby sleep. The timing was perfect because she was hosting her first ever Moore Sleep in a Week and I got in it. The course taught me about safe sleep, the ideal environment, schedule and naps, windows that are appropriate, and four different sleep training methods.
A few more weeks went by since he was weak and still recovering. I was letting him sleep with me in bed and I had taken some time off from work to make sure he was back to his normal self. I picked a night where I knew I could give him my time and energy.
And I kid you not, it was as simple as that. One horrible night of 45 minutes of crying and he figured out what worked to help him connect his sleep cycles. Naps took about 3 weeks to fully get together because I was going from 4-5 naps to 2-3 naps depending on the length.