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

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  1. Emily DeJeu says:

    @ Kadija — I’m so sorry to hear that you’re struggling with your daughter’s sleep! Sleep challenges can feel so, so difficult, especially considering how exhausted you must be after months of sleep deprivation yourself!

    Take heart, though; even the toughest of sleepers come around eventually, provided their parents stay the course and work to help them build healthy sleep habits. If you haven’t already, I’d suggest checking out our free guide on baby sleep (find it here: https://www.babysleepsite.com/baby-sleep-through-night-free-ebook/) If you’re starting to feel like this is something you don’t want to handle on your own, though, I’d urge you to check out our consultation packages (find more info here: https://www.babysleepsite.com/baby-toddler-sleep-consulting-services/)

    Hope this helps a little, Kadija! Thanks for reaching out, and do keep us posted on your progress. 🙂

  2. Kadija says:

    This article was a great reminder to me that all is not lost and that I need to keep working on my baby’s sleep. I have always felt like my baby fights sleep. Now that she is 7 months it is getting worst. It can take 40 minutes to get her down for a nap. I have regressed to nursing and rocking her to sleep. I wish I could lay her down drowsy and then have her fall asleep but if I do that then she will just pop her head back up or roll over. Why is this so hard?!

  3. Emily DeJeu says:

    @ Jen — good question! Have you done any sleep training with your one year old yet?

  4. Jen says:

    Thank you for this article! My question is, what do you do wtih an almost 1 year old that goes down around 6/7 pm and generally wakes up once per night between midnight and 5 am, and then wakes for good around 6/6:30 am? Should we consider this the best we can get for now? Or should we be doing something to get him to NOT wake up that one time per night?

  5. Emily DeJeu says:

    @ Adriana — right on, mama! There is hope, and you are most definitely not alone. 🙂 So glad to hear that you’re staying positive and focusing on remaining consistent in your efforts to help your little one re-learn his healthy sleeping habits.

    Thanks for commenting, Adriana!

    @ Le Anne — ouch! Sounds like you and your baby have endured some rough stuff lately. Glad to hear, though, that things are slowly improving, and that your baby steps are working. Hang in there!

    Thanks for sharing a bit about your situation, Le Anne. 🙂

    @ JoDee — truth? Both of my boys fell off my bed at one point during their babyhood. Like you, it made me feel like an AWFUL mom for a day or two! But you’re right; there’s such comfort in knowing that other moms and dads are going through exactly the same thing, and that little mishaps like this don’t reflect at all on our ability to parent.

    Glad you liked the article, JoDee! Thanks for commenting. 🙂

  6. JoDee says:

    Thank you for this article. My 9mth old son just started crawling this week. He fell off the bed lastnight and I feel so guilty about allowing it to happen. Especially when just a few days ago I was telling my husband he really needs to watch him on the bed or don’t put him there. Article (like others on this site) has great info, but this was perfect timing for me reading that I’m not the worst parent in the world. Other babies fall too. Thank you for sharing your story 🙂

  7. Lee Anne says:

    Thank you for this article, it makes so much sense when you compare learning to sleep with other developmental milestones. I loved reading it. We are ‘re-learning’ the process at the moment after the 8-9 month sleep regression, ear infection, cold, and 3 teeth coming in all at once. Today was day 2 and it was an improvement over yesterday. I also loved reading about the ‘giving them support’ part as I really do beleive this helps my little one out a lot – baby steps instead of harsher methods which have not work for us at all.

  8. Adriana says:

    Thanks for this article! I can share that my 8 month old is currently going the sleep regression you talk about in plenty of articles. First he dropped his third nap, and started waking up during the night. Next he learned to stand up at the crib and now he is cat napping again! 30 minute naps and then he stands up and starts to cry. The first day I thought it was nothing and tried to rock him but that did not work, and now I have been pretty consistent yesterday and today in using PU PD but he is still cat napping but as you say, there is hope and I am not alone! I am standing my ground and trying to teach him AGAIN not to catnap!

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