Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.
Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.
Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.

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  1. Lola says

    Wish I had seen this site before i started sleep training. Didn’t even know there was a gentle sleep training method. All the others, just say awake but drowsy, and all, but they never say how to sleep train a baby during certain weeks.

    I am sleep training my 10 week old baby, been doing it for 4 weeks now. Some days it works, some days it almost and other days, it doesn’t match. The issue I am having at the moment is that my son keeps fighting the 3rd and 4th nap of the day. So I tried to merge the two into one, so that he can wake the same times as the end of the 4th nap, but it’s a struggle. And it seems every week he keeps changing.

    Is there anything I am doing wrong, how can I help him not resist naps.

    P.s. I watch out for his sleep cues and try to get him down for a a nap as soon as I see the first yawn or the forst sign of fussiness. So why is it still a struggle?

    Help. Mum of two.

  2. Lola says

    Sigh. My baby boy is 10 weeks. He is amazing already hitting his milestone and even doing things for 3 months olds baby.

    There is the issue with sleep. I started sleep training him, well sort of getting him into a routine form 6 weeks as I knew I would be all by myself with no family help from 10 weeks. The first 2 weeks of trying was sort of ok. But then it seems every week it becomes a little challenging than the week before.

    I make sure I catch his sleep wi do a by watching out for cues, and then I risk did g a lullaby for naps with gentle pats on his back, and then use the PU/PD method to calm him down. Now it just seems it’s taking longer and longer.

    I even tried rocking to drowsy, and he still protests when I am about to put him down. Even when he closes his eyes, I gently say his name, he opens his eyes and then I lay him down, some days it works, and some days it doesn’t.

    It’s really challenging as I don’t know what each week will bring, and I am trying to be gentle in my approach and most importantly stay consistent.

    I want to help him sleep better, hence why I started early, so that if he does have any regression, he can pull through it.

    Please help me. I have a toddler who is almost 3 and also needs my attention. I don’t want to be cooped up all day attending to baby and letting my toddler feel left out.

    Thank you

    Sorry for the long message. Xx

    • Danielle says

      Hi Lola,
      Thank you for visiting The Baby Sleep Site! I’m sorry to hear you’re struggling so much with your 10 week-old’s sleep. It can be really hard at this age. Unfortunately, most babies under 4 months-old are just not able to fall asleep by themselves without help from a parent, even when drowsy. I know it can be challenging to handle all of those naps on your own with a toddler in the house, but you can ask your pediatrician about baby wearing, or using something like a swing, to help calm baby so that nap times are easier. We also have this article with some ideas to help:
      Good luck with everything, and hang in there!

  3. Vivian Lopez says

    This post is very useful, I will follow the instructions to make my baby sleep well. Thanks for sharing!