how to stop a baby from fighting his sleep

Stephanie - posted on 03/31/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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my son fights his sleep everytime i go to lay him down. he is 9 months old and it upsets me to hear him cry cause he is so sleepy

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Juleyni - posted on 03/28/2014

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my daughter always cries or fuss when i put her to sleep or wanna play and i hate when she sleep in the afternoon and its sucks for me to take all my anger out on my princess but idek what to do...

Cynthia - posted on 04/05/2010

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lights out-leave as few lights as possible . light signals daytime to your baby

hush mommy- try not to talk to your baby or engage with smiles or eye contact at night during middle nire snack, after feeding put baby immediatly back into crib

quick change- change quickly and quietly as possible before feeding mid-nite snack if possible, use warm washcloth instead of a cold wipe (cold can wake baby up)

burpies- if rubbing back brings up burps, then pat in the day & rub at night (more soothing)

wakey wakey- no daytime naps longer than 3hrs, wake thoroughly after daytime naps so baby learns to distinguish between day & night

bundled joy- if baby is nice and snug & comfy bundled up, baby is less likley to wake up

:) hope this helps . . really worked for me ♥

Rebecca - posted on 04/05/2010

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My son use to cry when I tried to put him to sleep at night (at about the same age). Up until then I didn't have a routine. I started giving him a bath about 1/2 hour before bed. He started to realise that soon after his bath it was bed time and I think it prepared him mentally for bed. So he had time to think about bed time before it happened so it didn't sneak up on him. He goes to sleep when I want him to now without a fuss.

Phyllis - posted on 04/05/2010

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try using your bathrobe or something else that has your scent as a crib sheet or swaddling blanket.

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