Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How
Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How

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  1. Neha says

    My baby is 5 month old and he cries a lot before sleeping may it be day time or night.
    Swinging, lullbies etc doesn’t help much.
    I read so many articles mentioning put baby to sleep when he is drowsy but even that doesn’t work.

    It’s really hard to watch just all baby crying loud .????

    Also, daytime naps are not long maximum he sleeps for like half an hour.
    During night we go for dream feeding so nights are better.

    Could you help me solve the problem, I would prefer not going by cry it out method.

    Awaiting response

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi @Neha –
      Thank you for writing to us. I am sorry to hear about your baby’s sleep issues, but please know that you are not alone! We’d love to help! While is is common for some babies to cry a little before sleep to “unwind” a little, longer periods of crying before each sleep time could be caused by a number of things! First, you may want to take a look at your little one’s overall schedule and be sure that his naps and bedtime are at good times for him. Perhaps he is overtired? Undertired? For certain answers and certain help, I do believe you will benefit from one of our Personalized Consultation Packages, where we will work directly with you on a detailed plan you can commit to and feel good about. We have a very holistic view and approach to helping families with their sleep. It’s not always about strict sleep training or cry-it-out or what-not, but is about the whole child and figuring out the right mix of everything for that individual child. We know that limiting crying is every parent’s desire, and we work to really help the whole baby, the whole family, and to also limit tears for everyone! We 100% personalize our advice for each individual family based on their history, goals, baby’s personality, and family philosophies. We do not make blanket statements that all babies can sleep through the night by a certain age or weight without feedings, either. We know that all babies are truly unique and therefore will have unique needs and require a unique plan.
      You can read about all of our sleep consultation packages and purchase directly online here:
      Thank you again and hang in there!

  2. Christopher Watson says

    Hi, are there any references for your advice?


  3. Sandy says

    Hi! Thanks for the page!!.. I have a little angel of 6 months old. How we can understand the her sleeping time?

  4. Graham says

    Thanks for these tips Emily. I think the big one is being overtired. Sometimes when my wife comes home from work later than me, my baby girl gets all excited when she sees her, and consequently becomes overtired and can’t settle down to sleep. Nothing more frustrating than a baby who fights sleep! However, we’ve generally found a later bedtime works well for her (and us) as she will “usually” wake up around 7am if she goes to bed about 8pm.
    Graham = >

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi Graham –
      Thank you for visiting our sleepy little village, and thanks for commenting! You are so right about babies getting over-stimulated and then having a hard time winding back down again! We are happy to hear that you have found what works for your family!