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How do I get my 6 month old to sleep through the night again....IN HIS OWN BED?

Ok ladies. Here is the whole story. At four months he was like a little angel and slept through the night, woke up at 8 went down for a nap at 11 then at 2 then at 5 then went down for the night around nine. He got a cold a while back. Now he is 6 months and ever since the cold he does not want to sleep in his own bed, he does not sleep through the night and he wants to take a nap at 6:30 at night but that makes him too awake to sleep at 8 or 9 like I would like. Also when he takes his naps during the day they only last 30-40 mins! Help!

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Asked by klopez08 at 12:08 AM on Jan. 8, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Co-sleep.

    Answer by Liyoness at 1:54 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • Lay him in his bed with the tv on, put on a kids show like sprout. Leave the room if he cries let him. He might cry for like 10 min or so the first time let him. My son just turned one and i put him to bed every night awake and within 10 min he is asleep and he does not cry anymore its all about you letting him win and you need to let him know now that he needs to sleep in his own bed and mommy wont come get him if he cries. it might seem mean but it is not, they will learn faster than you think. My son never cries anymore and goes to bed awake everynight, at bedtime i read a story put him in his crib awake and that its it.

    Answer by Cassidynb at 2:18 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • A six month old doesnt normally sleep thru the night. They usually get up at least once to eat unless you are one of those lucky moms with an all night sleeper. You just got lucky for awhile when he was sleeping thru the night. They go thru so many different phases. Letting a six month old cry till he gives up is child abuse.

    Answer by GMR at 12:56 PM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • The magic sleepsuit will not only keep him warm, but will help him sleep. Babies like to be warm when they sleep. They also like to be cozy and secure, like being held. This product was perfect for us and sounds like just what you need. good luck.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:10 PM on Jan. 9, 2009

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