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Any tips on geting a baby to sleep in his crib, and not wake up evey hr?

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Kim - posted on 03/05/2010

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try giving the child a calming nite time bath u can get this at any store best brand is johnson and johnson also try a dvd for yoga with ocean sounds let me know if it helps it helped my grand children

Katie - posted on 03/05/2010

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MY Mom always says ....make sure they have socks on their feet they will sleep through the night because if they kick off the covers and then pee their diaper they get cold because of the pee then their feet and fingertips usually get cold so if you keep socks on they will sleep longer. And its true , Ive done it with all three of my children, seemed to work great. Give it a try :)

Rai - posted on 03/05/2010

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when our little lad was tiny he always fell asleep on me, which made it hard 4 his dad to put him to bed. in the end we just had to put him down while he was still awake but tired and let him get himself off to sleep. once he was fine at dropping off by himself he started sleeping through the night.

Samantha - posted on 03/04/2010

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i have alwys found that using a fan helped my kids we have always slept with a box fan and so when we put them in thier own room we gave them a fan to and if there is noise going on in the house it helps drown it out so they stay asleep. but being consistent is probably the best thing

Charlotte - posted on 03/03/2010

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i know this is gonna sound daft but i have 4 kids and it works lol . does babba like mum or dad to go to sleep? if say its mum get either a blanket or what i used was a first teddy and put it in your bra lol , after say a week of putting it in and out it will have your scent on it that way when you put baby down to sleep and put this teddy next to him he will feel secure as he can still smell you and think your there x hope it helps xx

Nicole - posted on 03/02/2010

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I know that a full belly, nice bath, rubbed down with nightime lotion, and quite dark room has always worked for us. When they do wake up, maybe not pick them up. But rub the back and let them know your there.

Gemma - posted on 03/01/2010

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I had this problem with my little one when he was around 4 months old, we found that sleeping bags, such as the grobag ones really helped, and sticking with controlled crying (which can be tough) he went from sleeping for 2 hours at a time to sleeping 6 hours a night, this was not an easy milestone to reach. And if you don't want to spend a fortune on sleeping bags in case they don't work, i got some great ones on ebay for 99p each, bargain!

Melissa - posted on 03/01/2010

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This is gonna be hard but yer ultamate goal is to get yer bed back? stay consistant but motherly. routine~ dont break it. keep trying for 30 days, if you give in even just one night you will have to start counting again. lol! dont linger by the door leave directly, or lay next to him for a while. rub his head and in between eyebrows to sooth. if he is resless at bed time ,try some games after dinner to wind him up but giving him a chance to settle down way bebore bed. then a warm bath. after bath warm some baby oil and massage his back while reading a story. Good luck!

Kimberly - posted on 03/01/2010

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Every baby is different, so it depends on why you think they are waking up. Do they need to eat, be rocked, be held, or have a diaper change to go back to sleep? Babies do not know how to get themselves back to sleep and then when they wake up in the middle of the night they want you to help them get back to sleep. I use the sleep lady system with my girls and it has workd wonderfully! I highly recommend it. I did not use it with my 3 year old until she was about 14 months. Up until then she wanted to sleep with me and she woke up all the time, after starting the sleep lady system with her it took some time, but it worked great. I am using it on my 16 week old now as well and she sleeps 8 hours at night without waking up and she is breastfed.

Marimel - posted on 03/01/2010

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How old is your baby? Because normally at around 6 months if they arent still being breastfeed or even sooner they should start to sleep for more than 5 hours because breas milk only stays in their tummy for a shorter time because its not as thick as formula. But if your baby is older then have you tried moving the crib to another area of the room because sometimes its where they are, like if he/she is close to the window even if its closed air can still come in causing baby to become colder so just check the environment see what are possibilities as to why baby keeps waking up every hour. And also with what the other person said baths are always good, for some babies the lavender doesnt work, my kids are an example of that, but yes television causes them to stay up longer.

Kathleen - posted on 02/28/2010

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I have a 7 month old and have to say I bath in relaxing lavender baby bath from johnson and johnson. have low lights set feed her and read her a story or make one up then walk to her her crib kiss her forehead tell her nite nite and i love her cover her with her blanket she holds on to it then will talk/babble then normally fall asleep.Ive done this with all my kids and so far so good. Routines are the best. and not changing them up to often. ie: staying out late or loud tv/music. hope this gave u some ideas

Angie - posted on 02/28/2010

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How old is your little one? We have a four month old and we have this problem during the day. He has began sleeping for 5-6 hours at night. Everything I hv ready has said that every baby is different and by age 6 months they should be used to being out of the womb and in a routine. At night we try to do the same routine every night and this has helped get him down. Still working on the daytime thing...if you find out anything please let me know.

Angie - posted on 02/28/2010

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How old is your little one? We have a four month old and we have this problem during the day. He has began sleeping for 5-6 hours at night. Everything I hv ready has said that every baby is different and by age 6 months they should be used to being out of the womb and in a routine. At night we try to do the same routine every night and this has helped get him down. Still working on the daytime thing...if you find out anything please let me know.

Angie - posted on 02/28/2010

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How old is your little one? We have a four month old and we have this problem during the day. He has began sleeping for 5-6 hours at night. Everything I hv ready has said that every baby is different and by age 6 months they should be used to being out of the womb and in a routine. At night we try to do the same routine every night and this has helped get him down. Still working on the daytime thing...if you find out anything please let me know.

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