I can not get my daughter to sleep on her own, help!

Brittany - posted on 10/07/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I can not get her to sleep on her own or sleep through the night and she can not just cry it out due to her acid reflux help!!

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Rani - posted on 10/09/2009

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Maybe routine would then help. I do the same thing at the same time each evening so my son gets familiar with bed time. He has a bath every other day, howver he's changed, massaged, swaddled then put into his cot and fed a warm final feed to which he's usually asleep by the end of. We also "dream feed" him about 2-3 hours after he's fallen asleep to keep him full. I've found it took a couple of days but he began to recognize what was going on and sleeps and settles well. We also
keep night time feeding and changing very quiet with minimal light, sound and interaction so he knows it's not day time.

Brittany - posted on 10/09/2009

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Her mattress is already elevated for the acid reflux, and I'm still swaddling her at almost six months.

Rani - posted on 10/08/2009

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Hi there, have you tried swaddling her? they feel like they have someone hugging them all the time and worked a treat with my little one. its great with stopping the jolting of arms and legs that can wake them up too, but can't help but happen at this age. also, elevating her mattress slightly will help with the acid reflux. do you have a routine that you do every night to get her to sleep?

Brittany - posted on 10/07/2009

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The crib is in our room, and has been since birth and Infants after four months do have the ability to self soothe it's a matter of teaching them how.

Heather - posted on 10/07/2009

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she is not old enough for you to expect her to sleep on her own at night. You are a familiar thing for her. Imagine going to sleep somewhere and waking up somewhere else with no one you know around you. :D try putting the crib in your room so you can easily access her at night and put her back in her crib.

Brittany - posted on 10/07/2009

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Ya she is almost six months old. We do put her in the crib for all naps and bed time. Its just a matter of her learning how to sleep on her own with out crutches. She had colic untill a couple of weeks ago so we did any and everything to get her to sleep but then it became a crutch and now she wants us to still rock or walk with her.

Heather - posted on 10/07/2009

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how old is she now? you can start putting her in her crib to sleep for naps through out the day. and if she is older than 6 months you can give her some cereal before she goes to sleep that helps them stay asleep longer. Binkeys help as well. and with the sleeping so much at night, all babies are different so dont read too much into what other people say, go from your instincts and you will have a lot easier time

Brittany - posted on 10/07/2009

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I was letting her do that in the beginning when I breast fed and then I woke up and she was screaming under my breast because it was suffocating her so yeah that was the end of that lol.

Brittany - posted on 10/07/2009

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It would not be a huge deal for her to wake up and eat but she is waking up three to four times just so we can get her back to sleep. It's especially hard when i get up early for work, and dad comes home late from work. We are so tired and its just not a healthy situation for any of us. I was told she should be sleeping 12 to 14 hours a day and at least ten being at night, but im lucky if we get five.

Tonya - posted on 10/07/2009

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She was not crying but getting tired, but not already falling asleep. I hope it works for you

Heather - posted on 10/07/2009

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How old is your baby and why is it so important for you for her to sleep through the night? I have been co-sleeping with my baby and she sleeps through the night. At least im nursing so she wakes up, gets alittle snack, and falls back asleep. All while im sleeping.

Brittany - posted on 10/07/2009

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So when you were rubbing her back was she crying or falling asleep? Did you already have her sleepy?

Tonya - posted on 10/07/2009

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Well you can try what I did with Gabriella. I would lay her in the room and rub her back until she fell asleep for 3 nights then just stand in there for three nights and every 3 days get farther and farther out of the room until she is used to it. I know it is a pain and a whole lot harder then just letting her sleep with you but it is worth it in the end. I hope that works

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