What is the best way to help my 6-month old become a good sleeper?

Deeandj3 - posted on 07/17/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I used the Sleep Sense program with my first son, and it worked like a charm. I am attempting to use it with my second son, but he is just not doing well at all. I am heading back to work in less than a month and he needs to be on a good schedule so I can have my nights back! Tips...I need tips!

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Jaime - posted on 07/17/2012

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I don't think there's much you can do at such a young stage. The program worked with your first, but maybe that was more to do with his own temperament than the program itself. My son wasn't a great sleeper when he was younger, and no amount of 'routine' worked. I think you might end up frustrating the situation more by trying to enforce a routine if the baby just isn't having it. You might just have to rearrange your home schedule so that you can get to bed earlier and accomodate for those lost hours of sleep. I'm having a tough time right now with my son getting to sleep at a decent hour and he's 3.5. A friend suggested laying down with him, and although I look forward to my time when he's asleep, I think it's probably better for me to forego it for now in exchange for a restful sleep for both of us. Something to think about anyway...

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Deeandj3 - posted on 07/18/2012

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Jaime, thank you so much! My husband and I decided that the program worked with my other one, but it just doesn't work with my newest. He is still young, so we decided to rearrange our home schedule a bit for the sake of all of us and our sleep. In the end, I want not only a happy baby, but we want to be happy as well. I'll do whatever it takes to bring peace at the moment...Thanks for the confirmation.

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