Megan - posted on 12/09/2009 ( 32 moms have responded )
My daughter is now 6 months old and I truly believed I would have her sleeping through the night by now, but unfortunately she isn't and no matter how much information I have read & advice I have followed nothing seems to be working and she will wake at least 2 - 3 times a night and will not re-settle herself. I can cope during the day and it's not the lack of sleep that is affecting me but more so the pure frustration of the feeling of failure and not succeeding in achieving this milestone.
Does anyone out there have some random advice that I may not have heard or tried yet or is there anyone experiencing the same thing with their 6 month old so I don't feel so alone and left behind in this battle?
We have a sleeptime routine for her & a sleep schedule, her bedtime is 6:30pm, we aim to let her fall asleep independently even if this means letting her cry for a short period of time before she drops off and we've followed most other tactics at this stage. She is a breast fed baby, however, there are many breast fed babies I know of who ARE sleeping through. Why won't MY child? Help!
Forgot to mention that she has been on solids now since she was 4 months old, morning and night (2 meals a day) and this made no difference to her sleeping at all.