I think i waited to long to get her to sleep on her own!! All of the things that was suggested does not work! My daughter is soooo stuborn!! Help!!!

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Tia - posted on 02/20/2009

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Getting your child to sleep naturally is the best method. It can be hard listening to your baby/child cry themselves tired but it's got to be done. They need to go to bed tired but awake. Soon enough they will learn its bed time and their inside clocks will get used to it. How old is your daughter?

Crystal - posted on 02/19/2009

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It's not that the milk is not as filling it's that it is completely made for the human body and therefore babies metabolize it faster, the way their nutrition is supposed to. Formula has so many additives that it's harder for babies to digest and so they keep that "full" feeling longer, and don't eat as often as they probably should. That's why breastfed babies generally get more nutrients then formula fed babies.

Stefanie - posted on 02/19/2009

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Interesting comments. I tried a bit of babywise but found that I became stressed out by trying to keep the routine. I don't think I'd do it again. One thing that I did find helpful was feeding my son when he woke up, instead of feeding to put him to sleep but found that when he got older he needed a small snack before sleeping so he'd stay out longer.

AS FOR GETTING MY SON TO SLEEP. This is what I did:
I couldn't handle listening to him cry (we tried to let him cry it out a couple times at night but I only lasted about 45min), so instead I had a 10 min rule. This worked best for me during the day at naptime. Patience and emotions were much better in both of us!
I'd put Jack to bed. Let him cry for 10 min. Go in, comfort him, (but didn't pick him up), said "goodnight" and walked out. This I repeated as many times as necessary.
It took about 2.5 weeks. I thought I'd lose my mind but it did eventually work. Sometimes it would take 45 min of going in and out every 10. It is really hard to hear your baby cry. Feel free to muffle the sound a bit with music or TV - it doesn't make you a bad mom. Just remember that you are mom and you know best what is good for your baby.

One other thing that worked great for me was praying for peace and comfort over my son when I put him down to sleep.

Stick with it and be consistent with whatever you do and your baby will get it one of these days. Good luck!

As for the article cited above. My doctor told me that as long as your baby gains weight at a healthy rate they don't need to be fed at night after the first couple of months. Although breastfed babies may need night feedings longer because the milk is not as filling.

Crystal - posted on 02/19/2009

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Do not use babywise, Mr. Ezzo is not a medical expert, a peditrician or anything of the sort and many babies who have been subjected to his methods have ended up malnourished and dehydrated leading to FTT. The AAP condemns using that book because Ezzo is claiming to be a doctor when he is not, and knows nothing about child rearing.

A site on AAP where they condemn it.
http://aapnews.aappublications.org/cgi/i...

Check out The No Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley.

Babies NEED night feedings until around 8-12 months, and sometimes longer if they have a higher metabolism, and if you don't give them that nutrition then you are risking making your child very sick.

Leesa, given that your daughter is older, I would suggest sticking to a routine and schedule and letting her know that she needs to sleep and stick to it. She's not a baby anymore, so I do suggest explaining to her that you'll be leaving her in her room and let her cry, any baby under the age of 12 months should not be let to cio. I would still recommend the No Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley, and you mothers who are using babywise should really do your research on the people you are taking advice from.

User - posted on 02/19/2009

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i would also strongly recommend baby wise. i have read all the books from this series and they helped me tremendously. both my kids have slept all night since they were at least 6-8 weeks old. it may take a few days of crying to break the habit, but it will be worth it in the long run. i think when you look up the books on the internet you look under growing kids God's way.

Bree - posted on 02/19/2009

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I will suggest you read Baby Wise. The book is a wonderful lifesaver!!!! I quickly found out that I was going about the routine all wrong. I have a 6 month old son that has been sleeping through the night since he was 9 weeks old. I have to thank my sister for buying me that book. Without wich, I might never have gotten him to sleep on his own. Good luck!

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