My son is 16 weeks old and a few weeks ago he was starting to hit 5 hour stretches at night, pretty consistenty. After that he would be up every 2 hours to BF. But in the last few weeks he can't seem to sleep for longer than 3 hours, and then up again every 90 min to 2 hours. I am losing my mind a bit with exhaustion--weepy, irritable, snappy with my 4 year old.
We started using THE NO CRY SLEEP SOLUTION but after 4 days my son actually seems to be waking up even more (and it's taking longer to put him down each time). Last night he woke up at least 6-7 times. I am fearful that this technique may be making his sleep habits worse.
Has anyone here used this book and did you have success? Any other book suggestions?
I know that 4 month olds aren't champion sleepers, but this situation needs to improve for the health of my entire family.
Thanks for listening
Answer by Anonymous at 2:29 PM on May. 5, 2010
Answer by stepmom929 at 2:40 PM on May. 5, 2010
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Answer by tiredmomma33 at 4:04 PM on May. 5, 2010
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Answer by stepmom929 at 7:31 PM on May. 5, 2010
Where is baby sleeping? Since you are breastfeeding I suggest you bring baby into bed with you. This way you don't have to "get up" when he wakes to nurse. This saved me with my first, with numbers 2 & 3 I just brought them right into my bed from the start! More info at Should I sleep with my baby?
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 7:41 PM on May. 5, 2010
Answer by tiredmomma33 at 8:13 PM on May. 5, 2010