My DD is almost 9 and has a really hard going to sleep both at night and for naps. I have tried both the crying out method and the Ferber method, but its tearing me inside and she is so hysterical that I just can't do it to her. Plus when I tried the Ferber method and would check on her, she would be all wet from the tears and being sweaty from crying. She has also learned a few weeks to stand up by herself, so now putting her to sleep has become even harder because even with the Ferber method, she is up jumping in her crib holding on and gets up as soon as I quietly lay her down. I have read books and websites that say just let her practice her new acquired skills as much as possible during the day, which I do, but she still wants to get up at night. Is it too late to sleep train her at this point, I dont want to rock her to sleep until the age of 3 and beyond, and at this rate, thats what I see us doing.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:21 PM on Jul. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by cassie_m at 11:26 PM on Jul. 24, 2010
Answer by armywife43 at 11:27 PM on Jul. 24, 2010
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Answer by coder_chick at 11:39 PM on Jul. 24, 2010
She is 8 months, don't worry about when she is 3 now. Breastfeed her to sleep. If she wakes up if you put her down just hold her for her whole nap. Sleep with her at night or put her in a bed close to yours after she has fallen into deep sleep. Don't rock.
I have taken care of my grandson since he was that age and didn't have magic breasts that make milk. I hate that! It makes it so much harder. I hold him when he is tired and let him sleep on my chest or in my arms. If he is sleepy but not wanting to go to sleep I'll play music videos on the computer. He likes that and it will put him to sleep. If I watch him in the evening he will just crawl in my lap or on my chest if we are playing on my bed and fall asleep. No tears ever.
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