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sleeping problems

I need some help my daughter is 6 months old she has to be rocked to sleep she screams if i lay her down awake in her crib. I need some ideas on how to get her to go to sleep on her own. And also she still wakes up twice through the night for bottles any ideas on how to get her to sleep through the night

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:50 PM on May. 16, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You have a normal baby.

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:36 PM on May. 16, 2010

  • She is normal...and she sleeps pretty darned well. Don't expect all night for quite a long time. It CAN happen...don't expect it.

    "The No Cry Sleep Solution" may be helpful.

    Answer by gdiamante at 5:43 PM on May. 16, 2010

  • She's normal. If you try to force a change you can create a baby who won't sllep at all. Waking to eat is normal. 6 months is a major growth spurt--eating is a need! When not spurting or teething, 4 or 5 hours at night IS sleeping all night. Put her in the crib when she is in deep sleep. You are going to miss the rocking, because she soon won't need it. Ask yourself honestly why it is important that your baby sleep without the comfort and safety of you? Why is rockong bad in your thinking?

    Answer by amileegirl at 9:28 PM on May. 16, 2010

  • You wait until she is 3, the normal age for human babies to sleep through the night.


    Answer by Gailll at 10:40 PM on May. 16, 2010

  • well still rock her to sleep. but sleeping trew the night make sure she has a nice warm bath to relax her then warm bottle warm pjs and she should sleep alot better. does she sleep on her back or belly?

    Answer by Kable0120 at 3:23 AM on May. 17, 2010

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