baby wont go sleep.on his own

Arran - posted on 08/28/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 10 week old baby boy wont go sleep without being held and will only sleep for 10min or so then wake up is there anythin i can do to change that

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Melissa - posted on 08/28/2013

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Hello Arran. I went through this with my first child. She would sleep from 20 mins to an hour(if I was lucky) then be wide awake either wanting to play or just be plain grissly. All night I was up and down and all day turning myself inside out with worry that I was obviously doing something wrong-a useless mother-or even worse that there was something wrong with my daughter. She would have been 6mths old before I finally got the help I needed. My health nurse sent me to a place called Koala Cottage in Sydney(not sure if it still there as is few years ago now). They wrote up a day to day routine for me that I was to follow for 2 weeks. Now this routine included the very controversial control cying technique. I know what a lot of people say about this -it's cruel and damaging to the child and you would have to be heartless to just let your child cry like that- but it truely is not as bad as people have labelled it to be. There is no leaving them to scream and cry, you are constantly there returning at lengthening time frames to reassure them. It took nearly 7 days of the routine before my daughter was sleeping through the night from 730pm to 730am. She would go back to bed at 9am sleep till 12 noon. Back to bed at 2pm and up at 430pm. Sleep promotes sleep and babies have to learn how to put themselves to sleep.The biggest lesson I learnt was routine an also that it is ok for baby to cry. Half the time they cry just to get your attention because they know you will pick them up.YOUR the boss Arran. Talk to them reasure them but try not to grab them as soon as they utter a sound. This truely did save my sanity and gave me so much more positiveness when my other 2 kids came along. This is not for everyone and I know it controversial I just thought I would share my experience with you and perhaps help in some way. My daughter is graduating high school this year with high achievements in all her subjects and she is a well adjusted and focused young lady So I don't think I scared her for life. All the best :)

Kathybirdy - posted on 08/28/2013

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He is still really little , it will be change half month or a month.But do you have any night lights in your bedroom ? You should keep the lights off in the bedroom but night lights , when he crys or needs cuddles you can put your hands or his underarms , and remember dont turn on the lights , but before that you have to make sure is he needs anythings , it is really easy to put him to sleep when he is not hungry . And try to say " Night Night , Its time to go to bed now , be good boy mummy is just right here next to you . Love you " Before you put him to sleep , it is help for my little one he is 7 months old now, the first 2 and a half months was bad , but not he almost sleep 10 hours everynight !!! Good luck to you and al the best !

Kathy

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