Trouble Sleeping At Night Me And Her

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Sarahsmommy - March 23

Ok. Aboutr 2 weeks ago when Sarah was going through all of her acid reflux stuff she would wake up to nurse, we were both so tired we would fall back asleep and then an hour later she would wake up so that she could eat some more and it would continue like that until we got up the next morning. Well I let her do it because at least we were getting some sleep plus I feel asleep before I got up to put her back in her bassinet. Well I want her to start sleeping in her bassinet all night again and she won't do it. She'll usually stay in there until her 2am feed. Then she HAS to stay in bed with us. I'll try to put her back in her bassinet with her paci but she won't sleep so I give up and put her back in the bed with us. I need help. I want her to sleep in her bassinet and I DO NOT believe in the CIO method.

 

KrisD - March 23

Hey there - We are definitely going through the same thing! And a few weeks ago it was even worse! We put him to sleep in the crib, and then he wakes up - usually 3 hours later - and the only way any of us would get sleep is to give up and bring him to bed with us. Well, we weren't quite confortable with the CIO method - not yet anyway, but we decided to make an honest effort at this. He's been napping in his crib now for 3 weeks. That was a great start. When he wakes from his naps, I make sure to go in there quickly (so he doesn't think it is a bad/scary place) and be really praising/happy. He seems to like his crib now! And for the night, well, that's a different story. He goes down great - and still wakes a few hours later. We rub his head and stick the paci back in. We do this over and over all night. Last night, my dh got up with him 8 times! Some nights it's better than that, though. We were pleased that we didn't give up and let him in our bed though. We are going to keep at it and see how it goes. It's tough, but guess that is my suggestion. If anyone else has anything else, sounds like I could use it too!

 

Sarahsmommy - March 23

I just can't tell if she's really wants to eat or not, and if I end up feeding her we fall asleep and the process just starts all over, maybe at 2 I will sit up to feed her if she keeps falling alseep wake her up and finish then she doesn't need to eat again until morning because she wasn't before, it's just frustrating sometimes.

 

JEN - March 23

I absolutely agree with what KrisD said about making sure the baby does not think of the crib as a bad/scary place. My ds has been sleeping in his ba__sinet since about 4 weeks. We started with it right next to the bed so that if he began to wake up or fuss (other than his normal feedings) I could reach him without having to get out of bed. We gradually moved him a little further away and NEVER let him cry in his bed. I think this gives him a security of knowing that we will be right there to comfort him if he needs us. He is now 15 weeks, and sleeps from 7pm to 6am nearly every night. I notice that he still wakes up at the times that he used to feed (midnight and 3am), but every since he found his thumb, he is able to fall back asleep on his own. Plus he drinks a TON before bed, so I know he is not hungry. Good luck!

 

Sarahsmommy - March 23

She definetly doesn't think her ba__sinet is a scary place, I don't let her cry in it at all. I sleep right next to her, less then a foot away, so I attend to her as soon as she makes a sound. I've been trying to wait a little while before picking her up but she doesn't go back to sleep.

 

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