• L
  • Modesto, United States
  • 21 days ago

Sleep training

Still exclusively breastfeeding & cosleeping but wanting to get some more sleep. I’ve tried sleep training in the past & he wouldn’t sleep in the crib for more than an hour 😫 He is 9 months old, any advice would help. Thanks
  • M
  • 11 hours ago

How is the sleep training going Zoe? I would suggest trying to get your little one on a schedule asap. It sounds so simple, but it will take some work and helps a lot. Make sure to be waking them early in the morning, dont let them sleep again until it's an appropriate nap time (even if they dont sleep for a nap the first few days.) Wake them after a max of two hours. Do not let them sleep again until an appropriate bed time. (I did 7pm for my 9mo) and then wake them again early in the morning. Try to use a sound machine at night to block out noise. Make the room dark and quiet for bed times so they get used to sleeping at night and dont get day and night confused. Final advice, when they do wake during the night, meet their needs (change, feed, comfort them) but do not talk to them, and try not to make too much noise. They will eventually understand that means sleep time is not over.

  • A
  • Bolivar, United States
  • 3 days ago

We tried EVERYTHING. Nothing worked until we tried “The Sleep Sense Solution” by Dana Obleman. We started at 9mo and he was sleeping through the night by night 4! My friend did it with her 9mo daughter and she was STTN by night 3! And another friend from my church had her 10mo son do it and he STTTN by night 2!! It’s truly a GOD SEND! Plus it’s got a 100% money back guarantee if it doesn’t work! I recommend the package with the daily videos and call/email support! Good luck momma! I was in the same boat as you, I totally get how you feel. If you have any questions about the program feel free to reach out!

  • V
  • North Syracuse, United States
  • 4 days ago

I read on a mom page a few months back to use a rock n sleep because some babies just aren't pleased with the completely flat surface. The rock n sleep helps them feel like they're being "held." It took over a month for her to finally cope with it but the best advice I can give is dont give up. Lose the sleep and if you continue to co sleep they're going to continue to be mad when u make them sleep alone. Now, she can hold her bottle herself so she falls asleep with it and my rocker is next to her so I just sit with her until she does her initial goodnight stretch and I just pop her bottle out of her mouth. Now, she's 6 months and I can't figure out how to transition her to sleeping in her actual crib as she has gotten so big sense.

  • L
  • Renton, United States
  • 9 days ago

We sleep trained at 6 months. Our LO sleeps well now in his crib I can send you more info if you like just send me a message

  • Z
  • Erith, United Kingdom
  • 9 days ago

Yes please I’m really struggling with it he wakes up at half one last few days and been awake since I’m like a zombie

  • N
  • Eagan, United States
  • 11 days ago

I had a pretty hard time sleep training too. I bought sound machines like the kind you would find a doctor’s office not the artificial sound but the one with the little fan inside. My son napped in his crib during the day, then we moved up his bedtime, so I could have me time after he was asleep. I would start turning off lights and shutting blinds a hour before bed, keep a regular routine (wash up, brush teeth, a bedtime story, lotion, pajamas, breastfeed) I noticed if my son had a large solid food dinner he would sleep longer periods at night. So I guess it’s trial and error until you find something that works for you but then sticking to routine. Doing the cry it out method is tough but after day 3ish they cry for maybe 2 mins and it feels like the best accomplishment of my life to get my son to sleep without him connected to my breast.

  • N
  • Eagan, United States
  • 11 days ago

Knowing if my son is near or going through a leap also gives me more tolerance when he wakes up a billion times a night

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