we have tried everything from the ferber method, to making his bed softer giving him a paci he is 8.5 months and still not sleeping thru the night..... HELPAnswer Question
It can take a long time. The child I take care of just started and he is 15 months old. We always found it worked best for us to get into a sleep time routine that was always the same. Bath, diaper change, swaddling, lights out, drapes pulled, soft music on or singing, cuddling/rocking/swaying. When the baby got drowsy he was laid down. If done in the same manner, all the time, the baby picks up on the cues and knows it's time for sleeping. The lady I do childcare for has also asked me to follow a set routine with her baby. If the baby cries at all it isn't for long. And I don't mean screaming his lungs out, but minor fussing. This is what worked for us. Our kids were good sleepers and happy babies. GL!!
Answer by elizabr at 7:47 PM on Jan. 15, 2011
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Answer by john2007 at 8:05 PM on Jan. 15, 2011
Sleep is a developmental stage reached in each child's own time. It seems as though most children under a year are not sleeping through the night so don't feel as though you are the odd man out. As you have seen no amount of pushing will help and will ultimately set you back. Hang in there and sleep when baby sleeps. Let things wait that are not imperative to life moving forward and go to bed as soon as you put your child down. Also don't forget that now is also prime teething time and even sleep trainers say no sleep training during that period of time. Good Luck and don't worry sleep is only a few more months away. It is coming!
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