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Do you want more sleep?   Yes! I need more sleep.

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  1. Amanda says:

    I’d love some help! My daughter is 6.5 months old, 17 pounds, and is exclusively breastfed. She habitually wakes multiple times each night! Bedtime is typically around 6pm. (Bedtime and naps we have no problem. She’s able to fall asleep on her own. Naps are about an hour to 2 hours long) During the night she wakes at 9pm, 12am, 3am, and is ready to start the day around 6am (sometimes even at 5am ?). I do a routine of eat, play, sleep and she naps around 8:30am, 11:30am, and 3pm. I respond to her sleep cues and put her to sleep drowsy but awake in her crib. She sleeps in our room as we have 2 bedrooms and don’t want her to wake her 3 year old sister. So, I admit to picking her up in the night for months to get her to quiet quickly so as not to wake up her daddy. I’m completely exhausted! Please help!

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says:

      Hi Amanda – Thanks for writing to us! It’s great to hear that your 6 month old is falling asleep on her own at bedtime and naps! Now it sounds like time to work in teaching her how to fall back to sleep when she wakes in the night – even if she is having a feeding or two. Check out this article for some tips, and make a plan!:
      https://www.babysleepsite.com/sleep-training/sleep-training-baby-guide/
      If you’d like help with this, please contact us for more info! Good luck Amanda!

  2. claudia says:

    Hello, reading this was rather comforting to hear that night weaning or sleep training isn’t easy. My 8 1/2 month old girl has never slept well but has been waking every 2-3 hours since 6 months. I recently decided it was time to try sleep train. She uses a pacifier that is attached to her so she can find it at night. I am really struggling to know if I should feed her or not as she is still waking every 2-3 hours and cried for almost 2 hours (will reassurance) last night before I decided to finally feed her as she lost the plot. She woke 3 hours after that and was hard to get back down till about 6. I know 9 months is the age where night weaning is recommended but I am struggling to even cut it down to 1 feed. help!

    • Danielle says:

      Hi Claudia,
      Thank you for your comment! I’m sorry to hear you’re struggling so much with your baby’s night feedings – the situation sounds tough! There are tons of reasons why babies why at night, so without knowing more about your current schedule, it’s hard to make a judgment. I’d really encourage you to write into our wonderful client services folks at contact@babysleepsite.com, with a brief description of your feeding and sleep schedule, and what method of sleep coaching you’re trying, as they can then give you more specific resources. In the meantime, I just want to reassure you that, although many babies can sleep through the night at 9 months, it is also still normal to see a night feeding, or even two, at this age. But if your baby does need a feeding, we expect her to eat and then go right back to sleep, and stay asleep for a good length of time.
      I hope this helps – hang in there!

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