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  1. Chris Murphy says

    Hi. My four month old is driving me crazy waking every sleep cycle for her dummy over night. I really rely on her dummy during the day to resettle her quickly because i have a 20 month old that i can’t leave for long periods. So i don’t want to get rid of the dummy entirely but is causing a problem. Any suggestions?

    • Emily DeJeu says

      @ Chris Murphy – well, in these cases, we usually recommend that parents start weaning away from the pacifier, as it causes more problems than it solves. You could still offer it during non-sleep times, but maybe stop giving it when you put your baby down for naps and at bedtime. And since your baby is young, the weaning process really shouldn’t be tough. Just be sure that if you’re taking away the pacifier, you leave your baby’s hands free so that she can learn to self-soothe.

      Hope this helps, Chris! Best of luck to you 🙂

  2. seipati says

    My baby sleeps very late and during that time he cries a lot,I don’t know why,how can I make him stop crying

  3. Emily DeJeu says

    @ sarah – great! So glad this has gone well for all of you. Thanks for the update – and happy sleeping! 🙂

  4. sarah says

    Just a follow up. We decided to roll our baby onto her back when we did our checks. We rolled her after 5 minutes, 10 minutes…and before our next check she was asleep — on her tummy! We discovered that she slept really well on her tummy, and 4 nights later she’s only waking once per night to eat. She used to wake hourly when we were cosleeping.

    Interestingly, she has also gotten more comfortable on her tummy during the day (after about a month of crying every time she rolled over). It feels like a miracle!

  5. Emily DeJeu says

    @ Grainne – yes, it is, so no worries about that! If it helps, you can take a look at a sample 6 month old schedule here: https://www.babysleepsite.com/schedules/6-month-old-baby-schedule/

    Hope that’s helpful! Thanks for commenting.

    @ sarah – This is totally normal! This is one of those developmental milestones that messes with sleep – the same thing may happen when your daughter learns to sit up, to pull up to standing, to crawl, etc. All of those tend to mess with sleep.

    In terms of what to do – good question! We don’t typically advise that parents put anything in the crib, so I wouldn’t recommend those infant positioners designed to prevent rolling. You may consider flipping her over a lot at first, and then gradually trying to lengthen the time between when she rolls/starts to cry and when you rescue her.

    Best of luck to you, Sarah! Hope this helps. Thanks for commenting. 🙂

  6. sarah says

    We are finally ready to start moving our 4.5-month-old from cosleeping to the crib, using a Ferber-style checking method.

    However, for the past month, she’s been rolling from back to tummy…and freaking out. This only happens during the day (because of the cosleeping, my body prevents her from rolling). But if we put her in the crib, I’m afraid she’ll roll and cry all night. I’m not worried about her sleeping on her tummy because she has excellent head control, but so far she just seems frustrated there and I’m not sure how to handle the rolling during sleep training. Any thoughts?

    We were hoping she’d have learned to roll back before starting sleep training, but the lack of sleep is making us desperate to start!

  7. Grainne says

    My baby is usually a good sleeper but I always give him a bottle at bed time, he is only 6 months ! Is this not normal for his age ? Sometimes he is asleep before feed is over but even if not he knows its sleep time.

  8. Emily DeJeu says

    @ Stefanie — good question! First, how old is your baby? Second, re: whether it’s bad that your daughter falls asleep with the bottle – we always say that something isn’t a problem until it’s a problem. If you think that the falling-asleep-while-feeding is becoming a sleep association, and is interfering with your daughter’s sleep,t hen yes, it may be a problem. And your idea of doing the bottle before bath would be a really good fix for that. But if this is just an occasional thing that isn’t affecting her sleep in a noticeable way, then it likely isn’t something to worry about. Hope that helps!

    Best of luck to you, Stefanie – and thanks for commenting! 🙂

  9. Stefanie Byrd says

    So, just to clarify…our bedtime routine right now is bath, diaper/jammies, lights off w/ white noise, give bottle & rock. Then, I lay her in her crib shortly after she finishes her bottle (giving a little bit of time for it to settle in her tummy). Sometimes she falls asleep while I’m giving her the bottle. Is that bad? I’ve considered doing the bottle before the bath. And we don’t do a bath every night anymore, but I do think it helps relax her. Just curious.