Needs new way to get baby to sleep. Needs helps badly!

Nicole - posted on 12/05/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )




My son is ten months old, and up til now normally I would give him a bottle to go to bed with, normally this would work great. Down at 7 00-730,(yes I know it's bad, which is another reason I'm crying out for help) but lately no dice. two hours after I put him to bed he finally falls asleep. yes I do let him cry it out, but not all the time he falls asleep. I need some other idea's on getting him to sleep. Keep in mind, he is a very very busy and noisy baby. He loves to know whats going on and loves lights, but when they are on in his room he wont focus on one thing, including the lights....Also if I stay in the room he stands up and looks at me an laughs, that angers me.... :/ I'm lost now. Help please. What are you ladies doing with your kids getting them to sleep? Screaming to sleep is getting old, real quick....


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Natalie - posted on 12/10/2010




Is he on a schedule during the day? That would be the first thing you would want to try. Then you should try a schedule every night. Like a warm bath with lavender bath soap, then have a bottle and quiet time. No tv! Read stories to him or sit in a chair holding him with soft music in the back ground. When he is calmed down put him in his crib. He will cry it's okay let him for about 5 mins. Then go in to his room DON'T pick him up. Rub his back and talk to him softly until he calms down again. Leave the room again. You just keep doing that. It won't work overnight. In time it will. I hope this works for you. Best of luck.

Kerry - posted on 12/06/2010




Whatever you do...make it Routine!! Do the same thing everynight so he gets bored, knows whats coming and knows it's bedtime

Sherry - posted on 12/06/2010




We used a baby classical music cd for the longest time with our daughter. We had at routine of bath, lotion/pjs, music cd in, and then bed with milky. Also make sure he isnt taking too many naps or too long of a nap late in the day.

Stifler's - posted on 12/06/2010




Maybe he is getting teeth or has an ear infection. My kid refuses to sleep when that sort of thing happens.

Nicole - posted on 12/05/2010




Here are some ideas I've used:

-baby swing
-carrying her on my back while I do my dishes and tidy up
-baby massage after bath

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Whats his nap schedule like? He may be napping more then he needs to during the day, and you could simply try putting him to bed a little later. My babies have all gone to bed around 9:00 at that age and as they get older I bump bed time up to 8:00.

Liz - posted on 12/05/2010




Here is a basic run down on what we do for bed time though:

For our twins:

1) get the bath going between 6:45 and 7 every night. They get a bath and then their bottle ( yes I know we're trying to break this habit). They sit on our laps and snuggle and then once they are done we bring them to bed and tuck them in and give them hugs and kisses

2) We have a lamp on, and a cd player going softly with classical music.

3) The kids usually get to bed between 7:30 and 8:30 every night. The most important thing is to be consistent about your bedtime routine.

With my five month old this is what we do:

Bath every other night, and bottle then bed. We also have music going for him and he has a little music toy that plays lullibles that sits in the corner of his crib.

For the baths we use the Aveeno baby lavender wash and lavender lotion. Johnson and Johnson also has it, but my kids skin are really sensitive and we cant use that kind anymore.

Alexandria - posted on 12/05/2010




Have you tried a warm lavender bath before bed? It works most of the time for my little one. It relaxes him and helps him fall asleep quicker. Outside of that I'm not very good at getting my son to sleep without feeding him also. Good luck! It's now 12:21am here and my baby boy is still wide awake... looks like another 2 am bedtime for us! Yippee!!

Liz - posted on 12/05/2010




Have you tried putting a noise macheine or music going in his room, and maybe a night light? Some noise and a little bit of light, yet not enough to stimulate him or overwhelm him. My two and a half year old b/g twins have had music going on in their room since they were three months old when we put them in their cribs. My almost five month old son has had music going ever since he came home from the hospital.

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