24/01/2011 at 21:30
25/01/2011 at 20:58
I would say...if you can move her out of the room into another or yours and what I would do is help him to learn to sleep without needing to be helped back to sleep.
He is old enough now!
You know he is well fed and a nice clean nappy, plus tired. set up a bedtime routine. bath bottle/boobies/bed. end of.Im not one for allowing them to cry it out. babies need love and support. but you cant be up all fricking night supporthing him back to sleep
you can try the "no cry sleep soloution" but when I tried that she would just be crying in my arms due to being tired, or wanting to get up and place cuz omgshehadtwohoursleep!
she is always, without fail in bed by 7 and not getting up after that. any feeds needed are done in the room. She wears cloth nappies and she never poops in the night so I dont need to do nappy changing or anything!
I would, if it was me allow him to nap but no later then 3:30 as you want him ready for bed at 7! bath/feed/bed. pat pat. "go to sleep" *kiss* and walk away to the door or just out of his view. pat a few times. shush and say "its ok" or whatever and then...leave. give a few minutes. back in again. lay back down. go to sleep...
then if she is messing me about dispite being SUPER TIRED I leave her for a few minutes to burn some energy!!! she can kick up a right fuss screaming because she is sodamntired! but doesnt want to sleep.
before getting her into the routine was a tough one! took like over an hour of her needing my chest to sleep or needing me to stay there patting her
now. I lay down, kiss good night. pat pat and leave. I dont hear from her until the morning.
he neeeds to learn to help "settle" himself when he wakes after a period of light sleep.
have you also got a black out blind? Alice has one! cuz I find if the room is too light they want to wake up sooner!
07/03/2011 at 10:49
Hi, we used www.customblackoutblinds.co.uk they make total black out blinds for windows our son was such an early riser! East facing bedroom..... But the blind really worked for those spring mornings.
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