what to do to get your infant to sleep soundly?


Ashley - posted on 07/19/2010




when it comes to night time at about 10 i feed her a 6oz bottle...and then i rock her to sleep. When she falls asleep i dont move her right away i wait about 15 minutes and then i put her down.


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Charlene - posted on 08/08/2010




We make sure to keep as much of daily/nightly routine as possible (which I know can be difficult at times). Our LO sleeps full time in the Nap Nanny which is a God send for us. Our LO would NOT sleep at all until we discovered it and now sleeps through the night. We give the Nap Nanny full credit for our restful nights!

Sylvia - posted on 07/25/2010




@ Amanda Brunea: Your little one is way to little to be sleeping on on the tummy. She can sufficate, gag on spit up and die of SIDDS from it

Amanda - posted on 07/25/2010




Honestly, I have no idea. We do bedtime routine somewhere between 8pm and 9pm, for about 30 or 40 minutes. We do change it up quite a bit: sometimes a bath, a book, a light massage, sometimes two, or all three, or neither; sometimes she wants her bottle, but not always; different songs; etc. Sierra hates being swaddled (has hated it for all 3 1/2 months of her life), so I just put a blanket around her as I rock her, she usually falls asleep in my arms while I rock her, then I put her tummy-down in her crib, say her prayer, kiss her goodnight, and leave the room. I think she's just a natural night sleeper.
HOWever, that makes her an early riser; she's up at 7am most every day...
Lately, she doesn't want me to rock her to sleep, she wants to be on her tummy, in her crib, with her suckie...she'll fall asleep with it, and it'll fall out somewhere during the night. I retrieve it in the morning...
And yet she's such a happy little girl in the morning, and mostly during the day; I think we got lucky, the next one will be a little tougher!

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Around 8:00 or 8:30 each night I nurse my little one and rock her to get her all full and sleepy. Then I swaddle her and lay her in bed and turn on her music box. She stares at her music box and within minutes she's out for the night. She usually sleeps until about 8:00 the next morning.

Bethany - posted on 07/24/2010




I usually bathe her, then rub her down with J&J's nighttime lotion with lavender. She'll nurse, and go straight to sleep.

Gemma - posted on 07/24/2010




I put her in her cot after she has had a feed and is looking sleepy and make sure she is comfortable. She usually drops off and manages about 5-6 hours before her next feed. She's very good at getting herself to sleep and can sleep through cleaning, TV etc. but does wake up at sudden unexpected noises (doorbell etc).

Cyndi - posted on 07/22/2010




i feed her a warm bottle and after i rock her to sleep i dont put her down for at least 10 to 15 mins. i read that in "what to expect the first year" it is a miracle book.

Amanda - posted on 07/21/2010




I also wait about 10 minutes or so once my daughter is asleep to actually put her down. this seems to work as she has been taking a long (3 hour) nap in the afternoon and sleeping in stretches of about 5-7 hrs during the night

Ashley - posted on 07/19/2010




i've gave her some rice cerel right before bed.. but really didn't have a problem with sleep without waking up. but try that. make sure when he or she takes a nap during the day time that its not quite. because if you have to clean while they are sleeping you really can't.

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