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  1. Beth says:

    My baby is 6.5 months. He had started sleeping well around 5 months, but then around 5.5 started rolling a lot which caused more nightwakings. He’s exclusively breastfed and that’s how I would get him quickly back to sleep. I didn’t mind, but now he’s waking up almost every 2-3 hours again, very tiring. His naps have been really good (3 a day) even with nursing to sleep. So I don’t mind that, but have been considering night sleep training. However we are going away in a few days for the holidays and will be away from home until the new year. We’ll be staying at various family places (traveling from TX to the east coast, then to Ireland, then back to the east coast, then back to TX); none of this seems conducive to sleep training. Does this mean I just will need to suck it up until we’re back? At that point he’ll have just turned 8 months and I feel like these sleep habits will be even more ingrained and difficult to break. Thoughts?

    • Neosha says:

      @Beth – Thank you for reading and for sharing. What an adventure you all will be on for the next several weeks – we wish you all safe travels and tons of fun! We understand your anxiety and often deal with this topic in our Helpdesk as we support families through their sleep training journeys. We generally recommend that you focus on sleep training when you can devote 2-3 consistent weeks to it – if you can do that while traveling, great. If not, it may work best to wait until you’re home again. If you’d like to work through this decision with your sleep consultant, consider connecting one-on-one with one of our lovely ladies. You can read all about them here:https://www.babysleepsite.com/about Hang in there, Beth!

      • Beth says:

        @Neosha, thanks for your reply. Basically we’re traveling a lot the next month, but I need to do something as he’s starting to wake up almost every hour. I won’t be able to cope for a month. I’ve decided on my method and want to stick with it. If I’m very consistent in my method will it most likely work even if we’ll be in different houses a lot? I figure he’ll be in the same cot and the room will be dark, just worried he may be scared or something.

      • Janelle Reid says:

        Hi @Beth, traveling can be tricky, but it sounds like you need to get started now so you can maintain your sanity (and enjoy your travels)! You are right, having the same cot will hopefully help, you may try to keep with the same sheets and if you put anything else in the crib (I am not sure on the age of your baby to know if that is safe for you to do yet so I’m throwing that in there if he is old enough for a lovey or something) just make it consistent along with the bedtime routine. Good luck and safe travels!

  2. Kristi says:

    Hi – my baby is 5 1/2 months and was a really good sleeper until a few weeks ago. He falls asleep on his own around 8 and he used to only wake up once between 2 and 4am and would then sleep until 7. But over the past couple weeks, he has started waking up 2-4 times a night, and I have been nursing him to get him back to sleep. I’ve decided that I don’t want to nurse him back to sleep anymore. My question is – when you are sleep training, how can you tell if you ought to feed your baby or simply help them fall back asleep on their own? Since he used to only need one feeding a night, do you think I could assume that’s all he needs now?

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