how can i get my 8month daugther to sleep all the night long?

Audra - posted on 07/29/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




my 8month takes great naps but when it time for bed she crys and trys to climb out her crib and get so upset that i jst close the doors to her room and let her cry and i hate to hear her cry how can make it simple on me and her how can get her to sleep and sleep all night someone please help


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Belinda - posted on 07/31/2011




First of all, your baby is young enough that having long naps during the day is a good thing and actually helps sleep at night. Do not deprive your baby of sleep by trying to keep her awake, if she needs sleep, let her sleep.
Depriving her of daytime sleep generally makes night time sleeping harder.

Do you have a Nighttime routine before bed each night so that she is relaxed and ready to sleep? What are you doing before bedtime? What is her naptime routine? is she waking up from her afternoon nap too close to bedtime?

Try sitting with your daughter until she falls asleep, talking softly to her, shushing her gently. If you don't feel comfortable letting her cry, don't do it, there are a lot of techniques out there that work, do not use cry it out methods and will not make either of you miserable. I had some problems getting my daughter to sleep as well and found some good ideas on the web sight listed above as well as from her book. To give you more ideas I will need to have a bit more info, so feel free to contact me .

Bri - posted on 07/29/2011




i never did that to any of my children. but my children i guess where really simple, I know you want your child infant on a schedule, but maybe her naps are too long? I wouldnt close a door on a baby especially that little. You need to tend to your infant and be there so she knows you comfort him/her. Try to not let your child sleep so muchduring the day, and do fun activities with her like floor time so she ll / he ll sleep better at night for you. When you want her to go to sleep try turning off all the lights in the house so she knows its time to whine down time.

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