getting baby to learn to love sleep...possible surely?

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Emily - posted on 12/15/2008

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I really enjoyed the "No-Cry Sleep Solution" by Elizabeth Pantley. I also had 3 kids in less than three years (currently 3 1/2, 2 1/2, and 11 months) and this book as helped us teach all of them to love sleep. :) My baby is the only one still taking naps, but when she's tired she gets so excited when I just walk into the bedroom. :)

Jess - posted on 12/14/2008

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thanks, its nice to hear "it gets easier as they get older" -although it requires mummy and daddys efforts huh... Routine, yes im hearin ya! :).

Shannon - posted on 12/14/2008

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My first baby was easy, but I also held him a lot! My second baby has been a lot harder with sleep issues. He loves to nurse and basically used that to get to sleep a lot! As he's gotten older, the routine became easier and easier. He is now 9 months old and falls asleep on his own for both naps and nighttime and he sleeps throughout the night. My older son loves to sleep too. I think that routine is key, then they know what to expect every night.

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Once they are old enough it's possible! I highly recommend the book "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child" by Marc Weissbluth. I checked it out from the library first. We have 3 kids age 3 and under and this book totally changed our life!!! It is full of actual scientific evidence for what kids need at what ages. Once your baby is old enough to do the sleep training, they start to enjoy sleep. Once they get used to doing the same routine every night, they know what to expect and look forward to it! Good luck!

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