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  1. Candice says:

    Hi please can you help.my 9 month old son has not been a great sleeper since the 4 month regression.Bed at 7pm bottle at 11pm and 4 am usually.we were away for a month and he got 5 teeth so it was bad.i started pulling him into bed with me for peace.when back from holiday I watered down both bottles gradually then just water.it began to work then he got sick and now has another tooth coming through.he self soothes for all his naps and is really good but wakes now at 2 am and will not settle for up to 2 hours.we first tried to sit next to cot and go in and out like we always have but he does not give in.ive held him but he wakes every time I put him down.last night I put him in bed again but even that took him an hour and he was very restless so I know that won’t work for us.Please can you tell me if I must just stick to the controlled crying which I did with my first child or is there a better way

    • Neosha says:

      @Candice – Thank you for reading and for sharing with us. I’m sorry to hear you’re having a tough time sleep coaching this time around. One key to sleep coaching is consistency but if controlled crying isn’t working for your little guy or for you anymore, switching to a different method is definitely possible. We wouldn’t say there’s a “better” way more so that there may be another way that works better for your family. Please consider connecting with one of our sleep consultants who can help you develop a sleep plan for your little guy that you are comfortable with and that is completely based on his personality and temperament. You can read more about our team here:https://www.babysleepsite.com/about Hang in there, Candice.

  2. Naomi says:

    Hi, what is this method you speak of. Your situation with your son sounds very close to mine. We have been co sleeping since birth and now it’s just not working. She will not fall asleep unless we’re laying down in my bed, nursing! She is constantly waking through the night looking for it nearly every time I move in the bed. She is not getting enough sleep, I am not getting any sleep really. I don’t want to let her cry it out she is very stubborn I tried it one night and it was awful!! I need to get her out of my bed and in her crib and teach her how to fall asleep on her own. Can you please help me. I have managed to wean her feeds to formula however am still nursing her to sleep and now even that’s getting difficult. I’m really confusing her and myself I think.

    • Neosha says:

      @Naomi – Thank you for stopping by our sleepy little village! Weaning and attempting to sleep coach your daughter can be a very confusing time for you both, for sure. The method “cry it out” is simply one of many used that involves a pre-determined amount of crying to help your baby learn that she can fall asleep on her own. There are many other methods that call for less crying, more gentle methods, but most usually involve a bit of crying simply because this is the only way your baby really knows how to communicate with you really.

      You don’t have to leave your baby to cry all night or learn how to sleep by herself all alone though – there are more gentle ways to help her learn that. These methods will call for quite a bit of patience and time but they can work just as well if you’re up for it! We frequently recommend more gentle methods for most of the families we work with. Here is an article that overviews how to gently help your baby stop co-sleeping: https://www.babysleepsite.com/sleep-training/co-sleeping-transition-how-to/ You may find it helpful as you work through this process.

      And this article overviews a few different sleep training methods, which you also may find helpful: https://www.babysleepsite.com/sleep-training/5-baby-sleep-training-methods-explained/ If you want to work with our team of sleep consultants as you work through this sleep journey, we’re here to help whenever you’re ready. You can read more about our team here:https://www.babysleepsite.com/about Hang in there, Naomi, and let us know how things are going for you all as you begin working on her sleep!

  3. Lamont Renzi says:

    Exceptional site, where did you come up with the information in this write-up? I’m pleased I found it though, ill be checking back soon to see what other articles you have.

  4. Brianna says:

    I’m sorry. I meant to say out of our bed. We have been cosleeping with her since we brought her home from the hospital, and now we are trying to transition her to her crib, but cry it out is so harsh. I need all the help I can get.

  5. Brianna says:

    What did you do? Because I need to get my almost 6 month old out of the crib, but I really don’t want to do cry it out. Can you help me get my daughter out of our bed?

  6. Finally, someone else who believes in sleep associations as much as I do. Thanks for the insightful post and keep up the great work I feel we need more people helping first-time parents and those parents who may be experiencing difficulties with their baby’s sleep patterns. Once again, thanks.

    Tony

    • Nicole says:

      @Tony Thank you for commenting! I agree on helping those with the challenging sleepers. Thanks for stopping by.

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