Sleeping through the night??

Bianca - posted on 12/15/2009 ( 49 moms have responded )

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My daughter doesn't sleep much at night and she only sleeps if she's in our arms. The minute we put her down she cries. Can anyone help??

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Selena - posted on 12/23/2009

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My son is 9 weeks old.
He usually sleeps at least 6 hours at night and up to 8,-9 hours now.
He has naps during the day from 30-60mins, with one 2 hours sleep most days in the afternoon. He has a bath around 6-7pm then naps in for about 30 mins.
I feed him (I am breastfeeding only) between 8 and 9pm depending on when he napped. he takes a long feed, I make sure he doesn't fall asleep before he's fed properly.
I then wrap him (arms down like in Happiest Baby on the Block) and give him his dummy and put him down in his rocker which is slightly in a sitting position.
I rock it slightly til he shuts his eyes then watch him. I wait til his spits his dummy out then I know he is really sleeping then put him in his bed.
He sleeps in a snuggle bed in his cot in his own room with a night light on all night.
I out him down and make sure he is still sleeping. He usually is in a deep sleep and sleeps through. If he wakes up within 3 hours I resettle him to sleep, I don't feed him again til at least 2am, but he usually doesn't wake up til 3-6am.
If he wakes for a feed I feed him in his room and don't speak to him, I don't turn on any lights and keep him wrapped. If he needs re wrapping I do it half way through the feed so once his feed is done he just gets put back down the sleep. If he stirs I just pat him for a while til is is sleeping again.

Amanda - posted on 12/18/2009

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When I first brought my baby girl home,I had the same problem for the first 3-4 weeks. I eventually just had to let her cry it out, for no more than 10-15 minutes, then console her if she didn't let up. Then retry the entire process once she was calm. It was very difficult and heartbreaking at first, but eventually she got use to going to sleep on her own. Now she hardly naps during the day, but every night she goes to sleep between 6:30 and 7:30 and wakes every 3-5 hours to eat and goes right back to sleep in her crib, not on my chest. Give it a try and I hope it works for you.

Callinda - posted on 12/16/2009

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The reason why she cries is because she went to sleep in your arms and then suddenly she stirs and the environment has changed. It is best for her to go to sleep in her cradle/basssinet on her own, however if you do have to rock/hold her to sleep try to keep as many things constant as you can before you put her down in her bed (eg wrapped, lighting, dummy, etc).



We have our baby in our room, with his cradle right next to our bed. I wrap him up fairly tightly (arms out though, he hates his arms in), give him his dummy and hold him after his last feed (about 8pm). Then once he has been in deep sleep for about 1/2 hour I put him into his cradle and will often lay next to him and hold his hand and keep putting the dummy back in if he spits it out.



He is not a great sleeper either, still wakes up, but this seems to work OK for us at the moment.

Andrea - posted on 12/31/2009

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My son also likes to sleep with us and has been! Last night I tried a few things and he actually slept 5.5 hours in his own space! My son had reflux, so I don't like to lay him down flat. Well he got a Nap Nanny (www.napnanny.com) from santa clause for Christmas and he seem to really like it (although it just came in the mail 2 days ago), but even his daytime naps seem to be alittle longer...they were usually only about 15-20 minutes and we got 40 minutes out of him the other day! Mason falls asleep while I'm feeding him, so I make sure I have everything ready before I put him down. I have his nap nanny in the pack n play beside the bed (still not ready to put him in his own room, again because of the reflux). I got one of the shirts I had worn and put a tiny bit of my lotion on it (I usually take a shower at night and feed him shortly thereafter, so I still smell like that lotion when I start to feed him) and put the shirt in the dryer for about 10 minutes. You could also put a heating pad on the bed/shirt/blanket/whatever. I just wanted to make sure it was warm when I put him down b/c he has been up against me and I'm warm to him. I just basically tried to mimic me and my smell/feel in his bed. When he got done eating, I held him like he would be laying when I put him in his nap nanny (at roughly a 30 degree angle) for about 5-10 minutes...also for reflux reasons...and then when I put him in the nap nanny, he slept for 5.5 hours! I was so excited. He went to sleep about 8:30-8:45 and got up to eat again at 2:20! YAY! I consider that success! He had been going MAYBE 4 hours sometimes at night, but still he was in bed with me laying on his side with his head on my arm. Last night he was all by himself. Another thing I did was made sure he had on a super warm outfit...he had a fleece footed outfit that's really too warm during the day, but I wanted him to be extra warm at night and still covered his little legs with a blanket. Again, when he's in bed with me, he's really warm b/c of our body heat and then the covers, too! Oh...and I have a tiny night time routine. We take a bath about 7:30-8 and then I feed him (even if he ate an hour or 2 before...to make sure he's filled up) after the bath and he falls asleep while eating. I also feed him in the room he's going to be sleeping in and make sure the lights are dim and quiet. Oh, we also sleep with a white noise maker. Don't know if that would help or not, but they say it's soothing to babies.



I'm not one that is going to let my baby cry himself to sleep. One reason is because it's very annoying to us and the other is because it just frustrates him and makes him feel like he's been abandoned. My son is also breastfed and I've heard to not let them cry it out until after 4 months anyway. I don't know if I could even do it then. He already does the holding his breath thing, and I don't want him to get too upset! I know some mom's think it works great, and it probably does, but I"m just not willing to try it! There HAS to be other ways to do it!



I hope this helps. I know it sounds like a lot of work, but it was definitely worth it when I got 5.5 hours. I actually woke up a couple of times wondering if he was ready to eat again! I really hope I've discovered something that will work on a regular basis!

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We have swaddled all of our kids from the time they were born. Our daughter was born premature, so we had to wake her up throughout the night to feed her, but we did not have to do that with our sons. My older son started sleeping through the night at 6 weeks and my younger son started sleeping through the night at 8 weeks. The trick we have discovered with my youngest is to feed him about two or three hours before bed, then feed him again at bedtime (he usually goes 5 hours between feeding). So far, he has been sleeping through the night ever since.



I have a friend who let her baby cry himself to sleep and he used up his energy crying and would sleep for hours.



Hope this helps!



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Shawna - posted on 12/30/2009

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My baby girl is just 2 months. She sleeps deeply at night but wakes often to be fed and (the last week) with bowel issues that she needs to cry through. I often feed her just to take her mind off it. Shes always only cries when she feels bowel movement. Its really bad this week. Shes up every 1.5 to 2 hours. I'm hoping its a phase. I just moved her from a cosleeper on our bed to a cradle across the room because I thought maybe we were waking her up. Nope. Also she cant eat much at a time or she spits it all back up. So she's always only slept 1.5 to 3 hours between feedings. I'd LOVE to get back up to 3 hours tho. LOL

Mandi - posted on 12/27/2009

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Babywise. We bought the book when our son was 2 weeks old, and it is a lifesaver. Basically, you establish a schedule of eat/wake/sleep (instead of napping after the baby eats), and keep the baby's schedule the same every day... read the book, it is worth it.

Wendy - posted on 12/27/2009

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also did with her when she was born.. shes 2 months now, so it works like a charm. so it does depend on how old she is.

Wendy - posted on 12/27/2009

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mine does the same thing! what i do, is after she passes out i gently.very carefully .. i move her to her bassinet and swaddle her and put my hand over arms over the blanket for a bit and then shes fine! hope this helps!

Pearly - posted on 12/26/2009

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Kait's only 2months now.. I only did it twice and now she's an angel.. Her last feed is anytime between 10pm-12midnight and her first feed is usually 8 or 9am..

I let my baby girl cry out twice for hours and hours (with breaks in between) cos I was on the verge of throwing her out (I think I almost stepped into PND that time).. I was crying on the phone to my hubby who was working and he was helpless as he couldn't come home to help.. So he asked me to leave the baby in the swinger and to take a breather myself.. He said I needed to be strong until he gets off work so he advised me to leave the baby be and to calm myself down.. So that was exactly what I did..

After many hours, she finally fell asleep.. I still did feed her every 3hours by then.. Now, when she gets fussy and goes eh eh eh, she'll give up after only a few minutes of trying her luck.. LOL..

I've never put her on a routine unless she doesn't sleep.. During her "normal" modes, I feed whenever she wakes up crying (provided it's about 3hourly especially if she drank a lot the previous feed)..

I strongly believe babies will establish their own routines.. But every baby is different.. Some might take longer than others.. I'm lucky as heaven to have this little angel~ hehe..

Lise - posted on 12/26/2009

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Quoting Jennifer:

For those moms whose babies quit crying after 5-10 minutes, I just want to tell you how fortunate you are. When my baby gets into a crying fit, it can take hours for him to stop. My husband has reported 3 hour crying fits during the day while I'm at work. Since my baby's decided he hates the car, we've had hour long crying fits in the car (longest trip we've taken so far with him). Before you advise me to let him cry it out, I was famous in my family for my crying fits, too. My family apparently gave up trying to comfort me, and I used to cry for >2 hours at a time. (they'd time it by the number of TV programs they watched while waiting for me to stop.) I used to have terrible insomnia as a child, and didn't learn to fall asleep well until I was 11 or 12.

I'm sure cry it out method works well for lots of babies, but just not me and probably not my baby. Incidently, we co-sleep, and I don't usually have problems getting him to sleep. He doesn't sleep through the night, but he's learned to latch on with no help from me, so I pretty much sleep through the night. He still stirs me awake frequently in the morning while he fusses about his diaper, but I try to think of it as my alarm clock. :)


:)  I swallowed my tongue and turned blue from "crying it out" when I was a baby!  My LO co-sleeps too, and she's a happy baby who's been self-latching for a month and is now (basically) STTN.  I LOVE her sleeping with us!  Makes me feel so much safer.

Lise - posted on 12/26/2009

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Quoting Krystle:

try puttin her on a pillow cuz my daughter does the same thing so when i go 2 lay her down i put her on a soft pillow and she sleeps through the night.


Just FYI...  That's considered extremely unsafe (sucks - my baby likes it, too).  The babies can suffocate themselves and aren't supposed to be near pillows, pillowtops (on bed), loose blankets, etc.  You might want to look into safer options.

Lise - posted on 12/26/2009

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Quoting Lydia:

My Samantha is 9 weeks old and she would fall asleep in my arms, then as soon as u put her down she'd start crying, u can't pick her up right away, you need to let her cry herself to sleep. And as for sleeping thoughout the night, I as 2 tsp of cereal in her formula and she sleeps for almost 8 hours. Her tummy if full and doesn't wake up so early. Try that!


I'd just like to mention you don't NEED to let them cry it out.  Many people don't believe in letting babies cry it out, and there are studies showing it's harmful to the baby.  Babies this young have no object permanence so when you let them cry it out, as far as they know you've left them for good.  Some parents choose to this, but it is absolutely not something you need to do.

Jennifer - posted on 12/26/2009

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For those moms whose babies quit crying after 5-10 minutes, I just want to tell you how fortunate you are. When my baby gets into a crying fit, it can take hours for him to stop. My husband has reported 3 hour crying fits during the day while I'm at work. Since my baby's decided he hates the car, we've had hour long crying fits in the car (longest trip we've taken so far with him). Before you advise me to let him cry it out, I was famous in my family for my crying fits, too. My family apparently gave up trying to comfort me, and I used to cry for >2 hours at a time. (they'd time it by the number of TV programs they watched while waiting for me to stop.) I used to have terrible insomnia as a child, and didn't learn to fall asleep well until I was 11 or 12.

I'm sure cry it out method works well for lots of babies, but just not me and probably not my baby. Incidently, we co-sleep, and I don't usually have problems getting him to sleep. He doesn't sleep through the night, but he's learned to latch on with no help from me, so I pretty much sleep through the night. He still stirs me awake frequently in the morning while he fusses about his diaper, but I try to think of it as my alarm clock. :)

Susie - posted on 12/26/2009

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my daughter is 2 months and she sleeps from 7 30 pm to 4 am after her last feed i talk to her for ten minutes and make sure she has burped then put her in her bassinet if she cries (its hard) but tougth love works i let her cry for 5 minutes but usually she gives up after two then falls asleep on her own, when bubba cries try talking to her and patting her bottom or even patting her forehead and her nose u will she she will start closing her eyes that always works for me and i never have trouble hope that helps

Lise - posted on 12/25/2009

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One thing I will mention (a friend mentioned it to me and it's totally true) ... Our babies were attached to us literally for 9 months. For 9 months (all they've ever known), they were carried by us, always warm, and lived by the sound of our heartbeat. How strange this world on their own must be!

My baby was the same. I do a modified version of attachment parenting, so she sleeps with us. She's started to be ok on her own recently, but sometimes just needs to know we're there. She sleeps on her own for a lot of naps. I'll hold her, then lay down with her, then just have my hands on her, then just one hand, and then walk away.

Selena - posted on 12/23/2009

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I wanted to add also that my son feeds every 2-3 hours throughout the day (usually every 2) and when he is up I play, take him for walks and basically stimulate him so he is tired at night time.
I know I am lucky that my son sleeps as well as he does, as Ive been told that babies this young don't sleep through the night and it is quite normal especially for breastfed babies for them to wake 1-2 times a night and still wake for at least one feed til they are 6-12 months old!

Danette - posted on 12/23/2009

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my first baby was like that i put him to sleep in the swing. we let it swing until he was asleep then turned it off and let it wind down so he was not getting used to it swinging while sleeping. don't worry eventually he slept in his crib when i thought he was old enough to cry for a while.

Naomi - posted on 12/23/2009

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My son is 2 and a half months and now tends to sleep for at least 7 hours before waking for a feed. We got him into a routine of having a bath then last bottle then bed for around 9-9.30pm. I tend to hold him for a little while after his last bottle but he doesn't go to sleep on me, its just a quiet 10mins before bed. I then put him down awake and he lies and smiles and chats to his mobile, i check on him after 10mins and usually he's flat out asleep. If he is unsettled i'll let him cry for 5mins then go and comfort him but i never get him out of the cradle unless he's inconsolable, i repeat this for as long as it takes. It is very rare now that he makes any fuss at all as he happily lies there until he drops off. The advice i keep in mind is don't get into any habits that you're not prepared to see through every night, things have to work for both you and your baby. It wasn;t easy as he suffers with colic so evening time can be hard but we kept going and eventually reaped the rewards!! Hope that helps and good luck!

Meg - posted on 12/23/2009

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Our son did the same thing, esp. once I went back to work. We bought a co-sleeper which is basically a pack and play that is raised and attaches to the bed. Now we have a bed time routine we established (we go into the bedroom half an hour before lights out, I nurse him and then read a story to him) Afterward, I lay him in the co-sleeper and lay next to him with my hand on his chest or holding his hand and within 15-30 minutes he's asleep (I generally fall asleep with him haha) Once we started this routine he started sleeping through the night which is so nice! I hope this is helpful - I know it can be stressful - good luck!

Michelle - posted on 12/22/2009

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self settling is always the best option otherwise they get picky as they get older...we have done it with all our kids...it can be hard at first but you get used to it...but try about 5 or 10 miutes of tummy time beforehand...helps to get rid of any excess wind that you've missed

Ruthie - posted on 12/21/2009

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Swaddling, static, pacifier. Please, please read Happiest Baby on the Block. This book helped us so much. The entire book focuses solely on the first 3 months of life. Both of my girls responded to the techniques exactly as Dr. Karp predicted. Swaddling and the static are the most important of all five components of the cuddle cure. Swaddling keeps her from waking herself up by her arms flailing up and hitting her. We bought a small radio and tuned it to a frequency that has no radio station so that it just sounds like SHHHHH all the time. Dr. Karp says that it sounds like this in the womb 24/7 and louder than a vacuum. We put it right in the cradle with her and the second she hears it, she quiets down and starts to get sleepy. After our first daughter got too big to be swaddled we still continued the static til she was more than a year old. Slept at least 8 hours straight every night without fail by the time she was 3 months old.

Time her last feeding of the night to fall between 10-11pm, burp her well, swaddle her tightly (Dr. Karp gives step by step instructions in the book), slowly sway and shush her for a few minutes and then put her in her cradle with the static at a good volume (about a 6 or 7 out of 10). If mine is still squirming, she likes when I pat her bottom or back for a little bit and that usually will do it.

Good luck.

Krystle - posted on 12/21/2009

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try puttin her on a pillow cuz my daughter does the same thing so when i go 2 lay her down i put her on a soft pillow and she sleeps through the night.

Lydia - posted on 12/21/2009

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My Samantha is 9 weeks old and she would fall asleep in my arms, then as soon as u put her down she'd start crying, u can't pick her up right away, you need to let her cry herself to sleep. And as for sleeping thoughout the night, I as 2 tsp of cereal in her formula and she sleeps for almost 8 hours. Her tummy if full and doesn't wake up so early. Try that!

Lise - posted on 12/21/2009

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Quoting Amber :

Is she formula fed or breastfed? Breast milk does digest faster than formula so that may be why she wakes up still.

I'd offer advise if I had any! My son doesn't sleep through the night yet so I have no tips lol. The longest he ever sleeps at one time is 4 hours!


My baby, too, although she's started to stretch it to 5-5.5 hours.  And it feels like heaven!  :)

Lise - posted on 12/21/2009

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We have that same situation, but we co-sleep so it's not an issue. After a few weeks of co-sleeping she got comfortable enough to be in our bed but not right in our arms. So she usually sleeps on her side next to me and will only be held if she scoots up to snuggle.

Stephanie - posted on 12/21/2009

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My daughter is 2 months. The nights went back and forth for a while. Recently I have put a cool mist humidifier in her room plus kept a light on (more than a night light but less than the light on the ceiling). Routine is key for us as we also have a 21 month old. So...around 9:00 the house gets dim and we are all getting ready for bed. For her last feeding, I try and swaddle her as she use to hate it. I'm finding her hands were flapping around alot when she was 'trying' to sleep. Therefore, to swaddle helps her sleep. She is sleeping long stretches at night (8-9 hours). During the day, it isn't quite around here therefore, I also keep a calming CD playing at night. I also keep her up at least 4 hours before hand so she is ready for bed. Good luck. Don't give up. Everyone (mostly) goes through this. Sleep when she sleeps so you can keep up with her.

Susan - posted on 12/21/2009

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I had trouble with my son sleeping, me and my partner had to take turns sleeping downstairs with him, eventually we realized that he was uncomfortable in his moses basket because he was sooo heavy it didnt give him comfort or support, so we put him to sleep in his cot and he sleeps brilliantly, best thing is putting them down awake and most nights he sleeps throughout and can always get himself back to sleep if he wakes

Joan - posted on 12/20/2009

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Quoting Tracey:

Our daughter was like this until we started putting her in her car-seat to sleep... The needed to be sitting more upright, when she layed flat in her bassinet, she would scream. Turned out, she had some type of acid reflux, so laying flat made her tummy ache... The pediatrician agreed that it's fine for her to sleep in her car-seat as long as she likes it. Might be worth a try! Good Luck!



 



My daugter is two months old and we had the same problem at first  until we started putting her in her car seat to sleep also.  Now she sleep much better and  like the above said the doctor said this was perfectley fine. The only thing is the doctor said to make sure we keep an eye on her when shes sleeping in her car seat because some babies like to lean over in the car seat and this can lead to the babies circulation being cut off.





 

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My daughter is 2 months old and I really recommend you get the Gina Ford Contented Little Baby book - I have followed this since she was 5 weeks old as she was getting day and night confused and coming alive around 1am!!
We now put her to bed at 7pm, feed her at 10.30pm and now she sleeps right through to 7am. She has also learnt how to settle herself, so she makes a few grumblings every now and then but nods off to sleep again. She seems a much happier baby now she is in a routine and me and my husband get some time together and lots of sleep!

Ashleigh - posted on 12/20/2009

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wow i really must be very lucky, my girl is 2 months old and has been sleeping thru the night since about 4 weeks old, put her down between 8 and 10 at night and she sleeps 12 hours usually. what i do is at her last feed which is about 220mls ill feed her till she needs to b burped for the first time then burp her change her for bed to wake her a bit then continue with the rest of the bottle, i then out her down to bed AWAKE so she has had to learn to get herself to sleep i leave the room and dont check on her again for 10 mins and she usually dead to the world, also i find if u have a quite house they startle alot easier so i dont make anyone talk quitly in the house, she sleeeps thru every noise too

Annabelle - posted on 12/19/2009

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It seems, after a while, those playpens are not comfortable for them. As soon as I put my son in the playpen after being in deep sleep, he wakes up a few minutes later. Though, when I lay him in the crib he seems to stay sleeping.

Amber - posted on 12/19/2009

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Is she formula fed or breastfed? Breast milk does digest faster than formula so that may be why she wakes up still.

I'd offer advise if I had any! My son doesn't sleep through the night yet so I have no tips lol. The longest he ever sleeps at one time is 4 hours!

Denise - posted on 12/19/2009

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My daughter did that during the first few weeks, what worked for me is putting her in the swing for awhile once she was starting to fall asleep then once she was sleeping I put her in the bassonett swaddled with her blanket and she slept great..it took a few weeks but after I awhile I was just able to rock her now she sleeps with no problem..or if your bottle feeding try Enfimil Restful that puts my daughter right to sleep..

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I feed my son more often throughout the day and then when 10:00ish comes along, I give him his dream feed. The room is totally dark with light music, and I rock him while I feed him, trying not to talk or stimulate him too much. He goes down somewhere between 10:30 - 11:00pm, and sleeps until 6:30 - 7:00am....

June - posted on 12/19/2009

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Quoting Callinda:

The reason why she cries is because she went to sleep in your arms and then suddenly she stirs and the environment has changed. It is best for her to go to sleep in her cradle/basssinet on her own, however if you do have to rock/hold her to sleep try to keep as many things constant as you can before you put her down in her bed (eg wrapped, lighting, dummy, etc).

We have our baby in our room, with his cradle right next to our bed. I wrap him up fairly tightly (arms out though, he hates his arms in), give him his dummy and hold him after his last feed (about 8pm). Then once he has been in deep sleep for about 1/2 hour I put him into his cradle and will often lay next to him and hold his hand and keep putting the dummy back in if he spits it out.

He is not a great sleeper either, still wakes up, but this seems to work OK for us at the moment.



thanks iam going to give a go

Tracy - posted on 12/18/2009

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My son is 2 months old, and the same way! We have figured out a routine that helps now though. We have bathtime at 10pm everynite and get into a fleecey pj outfit, one last feeding with singing or humming, we hold him until hes been asleep for atleast 10-15 minutes, and then he sleeps in his infant swing. I know hes getting used to the motion, but he has acid reflux and the swing is comfortable.. the dr said its fine, sometimes we put him in his carseat instead, he prefers the cradle position the carseat and swing offer. also i saw somewhere if you put a heating pad on the spot where your baby is going to sleep before and let it warm up, then remove it and lay your baby down, the warmth helps them still feel like they are in your arms! hope this helps some!

Tiffany - posted on 12/18/2009

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My daughter is 2 months old and sleeps through the night. It took patience, but we started early to get her in to a routine. We put her down to bed between 10 and 11 and in the beginning I would wake her up after 4 hours to feed her. Now she sleeps until shes ready to eat, which is usually about 7 hours. The key to getting her to sleep is that we keep a fan going for continuous noise and we also don't swaddle her...she doesn't like it. I used to rock her to sleep and then put her down, but now I just hold her for a few mins after her feeding and if she's not asleep then I lay her down in her bassinet next to our bed and I lay next to her holding her hand for a few mins and then I just lay in my bed so she can smell me and she drifts right off. I also keep her mobile going. It helps her fall asleep. Every baby is different, so just keep trying. Routine is key. If you do the same things every day leading up to bedtime then it will be easier. Also try not to let her nap at least 2 hours before bed. My daughter takes her last nap at 7 and we don't let her sleep longer than 30 mins. I hope this helps.

Serena - posted on 12/17/2009

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my daughter is also 2 months and she does the same thing what i found that works for me is i put her to sleep in my arm then when it is time to put her down i put one of my t-shirts (one that i have had on for a day or more) in her cot near her and she snuggles into it i move it a way from her nose of course and check on her but she soon in a deep sleep and usually i find she turns away from it and sleeps on i keep one in the car and put one in the pram when we go shopping lol once i couldn,t find the shirt we were at home so i rip the shirt off that i had on just in time lol . hope this helps

Susanne - posted on 12/17/2009

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Ugh, my son did this. We tried nearly everything, but he'd wake very easily (as soon as he was a couple inches away from our bodies in an attempt to put him down). We swaddled him a couple of times, but it diden't seem to help. Then, a few weeks later, we tried swaddling him again and it did work. So, I suppose you're probably trying everything, so my only advice is to keep cycling through those things that didn't work because maybe this time they will. And know she will get older. Luca now is a champ sleeper, but he NEVER slept when he was months old. It drove me crazy. Hang in there, it will pass.

Michelle - posted on 12/17/2009

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My daughter also prefers to sleep in my husband's arms. However, she has no problem being on her back when she plays. Could this still be a case of tummy discomfort when she's on her back in the bassinet?

Tracey - posted on 12/17/2009

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Our daughter was like this until we started putting her in her car-seat to sleep... The needed to be sitting more upright, when she layed flat in her bassinet, she would scream. Turned out, she had some type of acid reflux, so laying flat made her tummy ache... The pediatrician agreed that it's fine for her to sleep in her car-seat as long as she likes it. Might be worth a try! Good Luck!

Lauren - posted on 12/17/2009

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Keep her swaddled in a thicker blanket while you are feeding her, let her fall asleep and stay asleep for about 20-30 min. before putting her in her bed. This should work great, it does for me.

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we feed our son around 10ish (7 1/2 oz), he gets 6 oz through out the day. he then sleeps until 4. YEAH!

Natasha - posted on 12/15/2009

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how old is your baby! you can soft blanket that has your scent on it my help

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