My son was 8 weeks premature and therefore spent 31 days in the NICU. There they woke him up every 3 hours to eat. I have never been able to get him to sleep for long periods of time. Once in a great while I will get him to go 4 or 5 hours. However more often then not he wakes up every couple of hours. He doesnt need anything. I dont have to feed him or change him. I just have to roll him back to his side and rub his back for a few minutes. Sometimes all I have to do is SHhhh him softly and he goes right back to sleep. I think its just a bad habit but I cannot break him of it. I have tried to just let him cry. I did it for over a week straight and it did not make a difference. Do I need to do it longer, is there any other tricks that have worked for you? Is 9 months just too early to expect him to sleep?
At this point I am willing to try just about anything. Any help/advise is welcomed! :)
Answer by brailynsmama08 at 9:55 AM on May. 7, 2009
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