Sleep Taining please help!!

Melanie - posted on 08/22/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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hi i have a almost 7 mth old son.i have bf him to sleep and that has worked great until now. i will spend about an hour trying to put him to sleep and he will only sleep for about 20 minutes. soo i end up spending most of the trying to put him to sleep bc he is misereable. i have a 3 yr old to take care of aswell and house work to do which i caint do with a cranky sleepless baby. Please give me tips on how i can put him to sleep without spending over an hour to do especialy for only 20 min then i have to do it all over again.

thx!!

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Jessika - posted on 08/22/2009

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My baby didnt sleep through the night consistantly until he was 10 months. I was very determined however to keep the rutine the same EVERY night.. and its now paid off. I know it can be tempting to just give in, get them up.. etc but in a couple of months he'll be sleeping through, you'll see. At 7 months old too, he could be genuinely hungry. Babies go through big growth spurts and hunger pains could be waking him; but as a mum you know the different "cries" your child has so be decerning:)

Melissa - posted on 08/22/2009

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Hi, how are you? My son used to be the same way. He mixed up his days and nights But I was unable to sleep during the day then would be up all night.. HORRIBLRE!! But what helped me was about 30 minutes before I was ready to put him down I gave him a nice lukewarm bath and right afterwards warm milk. I ALWAYS used that gas relif stuff just incase he might get colic through the night. He would always fall asleep right in my arms. I would let him sleep about 5 minutes and the put him in his crib. He would wake up and cry a little bit but because he was so relaexed from the bath and full from the bottle, he would usually fall asleep about 5-10 minutes later.

The warm water is like us when we take a bath. Very relaxing and then the ful stomach is like us on thanks giving!! FOOD COMAS!!! LOL Try it once or twice. It just might work. It definitly worked for me!!

Gemma - posted on 08/22/2009

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have u tryed controled crying wen baby is tierd put him in his cot and leave him 2 cry, keep going in 2 check him start by leaving him for 2mins then work your way up it will be hard for you 2 hear the crying but this has worked for me as my 10mth old son used fights sleep in the day but now h will hav 2 small naps in the day and sleeps threw the night.

Emma - posted on 08/22/2009

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hiya. im an expecting mum but have worked in a nursery and as a nanny for years, in my opion and from experience i feel it is best to try and get your children to go to sleep in there cot on there own, leaving them in there cot for 10-20 mins usually works, they will cry to begin with ( obviously i wouldnt leave the child distresssed tho! ) but eventually they will realise they are there to sleep and will hopefully fall asleep on there own, if after this time there still awake pick them up for a cuddle and try again, 7 months is a good time to introduce this but will take lots of persaviering, it will make your life easier in the long run though!

have you put him onto solid foods yet? if you have not this may be why he wakes so often in the night, he may just have a large appitite and need something more filling to manage to sleep through. Hope this helps!

Melanie - posted on 08/22/2009

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i just wanted to add that he doesnt sleep trew the nite either.:) he wakes up about 3 times a nite for nursing. so maybe yr tips could help that 2 thx

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