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Adele - posted on 10/20/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My baby girl still doesn't sleep through at night.... Please help I'm really really tired...

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Linzi-Jane - posted on 10/22/2009

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Yup think they have similar principles except that Baby Whisper does not support letting your child cry-it-out while the Babywise books use this technique, I prefer not letting my baby cry herself to sleep therefore I bought the Baby Whisperer book.

Jocelyn - posted on 10/20/2009

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I agree with Linzi. Daytime nap and feeding routines help fix night issues. It's all about consistency. I read the book Baby Wise and it really worked for my twin boys. It basically says that a baby should eat, play, then sleep. This should be a 3-4 hour routine. My boys take 3 naps a day and are in bed by 8-8:30 and sleep through until 7-7:30. I just lay them in their crib (in the same room) and they go to sleep. By eating, playing then sleeping it teaches the child how to fall asleep on their own and not need to be nursed to sleep. Another book I've heard was good was Healthy Sleep Habits, Healthy Child. I never read it because Baby Wise worked wonders for me. I'd say get a book or two and see if one helps you. I think many have the same basic ideas. I'd give one a try so you can start sleeping! Good luck!

Linzi-Jane - posted on 10/20/2009

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My Little One only woke for feeds ever 4 hours since birth and then at 4.5 months starting waking at night for feeds, eventually this was every 1-2hrs by 5.5 months. I realised that she had developed a feed to sleep association and did some reading online and realised I needed to teach her to go to sleep by herself. Which I started doing - also then bought and read The Baby Whisperer Solves all your Problems - and started her 4 hour E.A.S.Y routine. Within 2 weeks my LO was back to waking only once a night for feed (she should drop this but she doesn't really drink enough during the day so I don't mind) ... anyway my advice is to help her learn to go to sleep on her own and to read one of the Baby Whisperers books (NO CRY IT OUT involved)



Forgot to add that getting your daytime naps and routine right often fixes night time sleep problems in essence this all that I did to fix my night time sleep issues.

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