I'm at the end of my sanity. My 7 month old daughter wakes up every 2-3 hours at night. Sometimes every 1-2 hours. We've tried extra feedings, baby cereal b4 bed, setting up a routine, partial night-weaning, going to bed earlier, tiring the baby out,...EVERYTHING!
I was comitted to co-sleeping and not using the CIO method. But I can't take it any longer. I'm waking up resentful and angry with her. But people are now saying that her body is used to receiving nutrients (little as it may be, each time she wakes up) at certain intrevals during the night, and so her body is trained to wake up at those times for it. I can't let this go on till she's 2 or 3, as I hear many other mother's doing. (I'll feel like a complete failure for this, but I'm learning my limits.)
B4 we let her CIO (Because I really don't feel good about doing it), have u ever used another method that's turned an all-night waker into an all-night sleeper?
Answer by Autumn22 at 3:35 PM on Feb. 6, 2009
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Answer by Pauline3283 at 6:19 PM on Feb. 6, 2009
Absolutely! There are way too many methods out there to use one that has studies showing it may cause damage. I would rather go insane then purposely damage my child in any way especially with a situation that rights itself every time, insanity can be fixed. Sleeping is a developmental milestone reached in baby's own time. As you are seeing the more you push the worse it can make things. Big meals before bed can cause stomach discomfort and actually cause for a more wakeful baby, so try to stop that one. Does she have an additional comfort measure, blanket, toy, binky? Because if so try giving baby that when she wakes instead of feeding her right away (she still will need to feed sometime throughout the night). I know it is so hard right now but do try to wait it out and stop pushing baby. The change may happen overnight, just hang in there! Good Luck! I know it feels never ending but it does end, trust us.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:06 PM on Feb. 6, 2009