Sleeping help!

Brittany - posted on 01/10/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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my baby boy just turned 1 about a month ago. he has been sleeping with us since he was born with a few nights in his crib. but now i'm at the point where i want him sleeping in his crib every night. only problem is, i've tired everything from letting him cry to going in there every 5 minutes to calm him down lay him back down, etc. he just doesn't give up.





another thing, i need help on him letting go of his nuk. his blanket i don't mind.

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Amy - posted on 01/11/2010

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I had the same problem with my son but I let him cry it out and now we are fine. It is hard but so worth it in the end. Good luck and you can do it!!!!

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Please young mothers put your babies in their cribs and shut the door and get your sleep! Never sleep with your infants, you could accidentally smother them. Until they weigh close to 10 lbs. they will wake up to eat every 4 or 5 hours. After 10 lbs., there is no reason why they can't sleep through the night from 9p.m. to 6a.m. It will not harm a baby to cry. It's our jobs as parents to teach our children to be self-reliant and independent.

Jane - posted on 01/11/2010

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I would say no matter how you get him into his crib maybe let him keep his nuk until the transition is totally made. It might help to have a comfort item in his crib for a while before taking it away.

Cheryl - posted on 01/11/2010

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I used the Super Nanny technique. I would sit in the room not looking at him and every day I would move farther till I was out. Using this technique definatly requires you to have support because if you are like me you will be crying too and it will take all your strength to not look at them or go get them. It took about a week but then I had no probs.

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Hi there

My little girl had been a pretty good sleeper, till she learnt to stand in her cot. Took us awhile to do controlled crying, but it works.

Our routine is to have soft music in the background, read her a story, give her the dummy (pacifer) and her dolly and put her down and say goodnight, love you and see you in the morning.

If she cries, we wait 5 mins, DONT PICK HER UP when we go in and just lay her back down. If she cries, this time we wait 10 mins.

They just need to learn to put themselves back to sleep. In their experience, if they cry, we pick them up. We just have to retrain them and show them what we expect from them.

The first time we tried this, it was horrible and it took 2 hours to get her to sleep. By night 3, we put her in the cot and no tears.

Now she looks forward to going to her cot.

Its also been good in the morning. If I hear her cry, I wait 15 mins before I go in if she continues crying. Most of the time, she will put herself to sleep again for another hour.

Good luck!!

Heather - posted on 01/10/2010

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When my son was 6 weeks old he started sleeping through the night in his own crib, but when he turned 6 months old that all changed. He started waking up and wouldn't go back sleep on his own or in his own crib. I did about 3 nights of this and I couldn't handle it anymore, so I called my doctor and she suggested that I just let him cry. The first night we did this he cried for almost 2 hours. It was the hardest thing I've ever done. The next night he cried for about 45 min. then the 3rd night he cried for about 10 min. then the 4th night he whined for about a minute or so. I've never had a problem since then. My doctor basically told me he has learned how to manipulate you and every time he cries he knows that mommy will come and get me. So, that's why you should just let him cry it out, I know it's super hard to hear them do that, but it works.
Good Luck with everything. :)

Cathy - posted on 01/10/2010

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with his sleeping..i had the same problem with both my boys..i just stuck to putting them in their cribs every night, when they cried i would go get them and let them relax on me (while i rocked them) until they fell back asleep then put them back in their cribs..after awhile they started sleeping through the night without me needing to go back in. it was very tiring and to be honest i got quite sick of it but it worked..so stick to ur guns!! with the pacifier..my first boy had a hard time giving it up..i first started by not giving it to him during the day and he was ok with that. then after a bit i would talk to him before i put him to bed and tell him he would be ok and did not need it to sleep..he eventually got used to that and then totally forgot about it :)



hope this helps!! btw..a really good thing would be also sticking to a schedule/routine!!

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