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  1. Emily DeJeu says:

    @ Clare – oh no! This is rough 🙁 Let me ask – have you ever considered getting personalized help from one of our consultants? Miriam, one of our sleep consultants, is a lactation consultant and a nurse. You could request her as your consultant and get her insights into what might be going on here. We are generally able to accommodate these kinds of requests from mom.

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    @ KP – Clare’s advice is good! (Thanks, @Clare, for chiming in!) You might be interested in our naps book, Mastering Naps and Schedules – the whole book is devoted to gently creating a workable nap schedule for your baby. You can read more about it here: http://www.babynapswell.com

  2. Clare says:

    Hi kp. I’m not going to knock sleep training as i don’t know enough about it and i wouldn’t describe myself as being a success with baby sleep. But what i can see from my experience with my daughter, fleur, and from what you say is that sleep training has a time and for some babies 4-6 months is just too early. I’ve given up trying to sleep train fleur for the time being. What works on one side back fires on the other. For me the bottom line is that babies of this age still need huge amounts of physical comfort from you as they are developing so rapidly. Basically you are their one constant.
    I wouldn’t worry about the naps at child care. Whatever you have in place will probably go out the window whilst your baby adapts . Professional carers also have their ways of getting babies to sleep-it’s their job. If they do get your son to follow a schedule maybe you could follow it on days at home. Otherwise i would work on giving him the opportunity to nap every 1 to 2 hours after waking. Slowly, slowly he’ll fall into a schedule esp if you have a routine elsewhere.
    Hope this makes sense and feel free to ignore it all
    Maybe

  3. KP says:

    We just went through sleep training our 5 half month old. He is sleeping through the nigh for the most part. I just added in a feeding at about 4 am when he wakes. Then he is going back to sleep for about an hour and a half. One of our problems has come in with the bed time routine, he has now started crying though the whole process (bath, pjs, book, song, then we put him down) it seems like when we try to start earlier he cries for longer. We can’t seem to get him on a nap schedule. The sleep training got him overtired, so I have resorted back to old ways of getting him to sleep without breastfeeding (stroller rides, wearing him or car rides until he falls asleep). At least to get him caught up, then how do we start a routine? Plus he starts day care three times a week this week??? Help

  4. Clare says:

    Hello, how about this for really not knowing what to do with your little one. I started trying to get my little daughter, Fleur, into a vague nap schedule when she was about 4,5-5 months. I was very inspired by this website (and read the posts often) and very motivated because Fleur’s older sister would never nap without me and the boob (slept through at 23 months – I will spare the gory details).
    I was amazed on reading the site that babies of 4-5 months should only be awake for a couple of hours and set to in giving Fleur a nap opportunity every 1-2 hours, creating a routine and then to trying to disassociate going to sleep using breastfeeding. Worked a treat! Within a week or so I could nearly put her down by herself and she would nod off by herself… but she promptly went on a nursing strike! I’ve subsequently tried a little sleep training but to my total dismay every time it seems to affect her feeding. I don’t know if anyone else has had or has this problem…

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