how do i get my 1 year old to sleep through the night?
Amanda - posted on 07/18/2010
i found this works for my son it might help you we have dinner around 6-30ish then some play time ( to were him out) then it is shower time about 7:45 and when we get out the shower we dress him in his room have the bottle and dummie near us then we tuck him into bed tell him we love him and we will see him in the morning and have a goodnight sleep... when i first started it i also use to go into his room once when started crying to give him his dummie again and that was the only time i ever went into his room... it is very hard as i had to do the control crying thing the first night was hell he cried for over 2 hours and by the 3rd night it took 15mins for him to be asleep and to know i wasn't going to give into him...
well i hope i could help you and good luck
Zahra - posted on 06/14/2010
At 5 months, I started my son on a routine to sleep through the night. I put him to bed at 7pm, and before he would wake up for his second feed at around 11, I would feed hime a dream feed. Basically, I would give him a bottle while he was still asleep, this way he wouldn't be hungry through the night. The first night he woke up at 5:00 to 5:30 am, and I let him cry himself back to sleep and then he would sleep till about 7:00 am.
Basically, He cried for about half an hour the first night, 10 mins the second night, and the third night he sang himself back to sleep.
At around 8 months, I stopped giving him a dream feed at 11, and he would sleep from 7 pm to 6am. Even when we travelled around to Spain, he was absolutely wonderful with the time difference and usually sang to himself when he saw the lights were off.
My son is now 21 months old, and he still sleep from 7 am to about 6:30 to 7pm.
It is realllly tough in the beginning, but really worth it. They are happier, cause they had a good nights sleep, and you are happier cause you wake up refreshed to enjoy them the next morning.
Chelsey - posted on 06/12/2010
I understand completely!!! Both my daughters didn't sleep through the night until about 14 months because they wanted bottles at night too. We started offering water in the bottle (which they hated) and just going in and laying them back down. It took a couple weeks and some sleepless nights, but they both finally took the hint that it wasn`t time to eat. We made sure that they had a snack at night before bed and had eaten well during the day as well. Good Luck!!!!
Jen - posted on 06/12/2010
we used the cry ot out method wen my son was 16 months n it took 5 days n now he sleeps frm 6pm til 4 am which is still pretty mad but it works for him n it works for me. if i put him to bed any later he still wakes at 4 am so i stick to wht works for him it doe smean missing out on family partys tht are at night but i dnt believe in drinking round children so it doesnt bother me so much mite pee the family off but its the way i do it
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