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charliepaulchloe - February 4

I FOUND THIS ON ANOTHER SITE NOT SURE IF IT HAS BEEN HERE THOUGH Sleep Training... OK, here's my situation. My Mommy has had me for almost 7 months. The first few months were great-- I cried, she picked me up and fed me, anytime, day or night. Then something happened. Over the last few weeks, she has been trying to STTN (sleep thru the night). At first, I thought it was just a phase, but it is only getting worse. I've talked to other babies, and it seems like it's pretty common after Mommies have had us for around 6 months. Here's the thing: these Mommies don't really need to sleep. It's just a habit. Many of them have had some 30 years to sleep--they just don't need it anymore. So I am implementing a plan. I call it the Crybaby Shuffle. It goes like this: Night 1--cry every 3 hours until you get fed. I know, it's hard. It's hard to see your Mommy upset over your crying. Just keep reminding yourself, it's for her own good. Night 2--cry every 2 hours until you get fed. Night 3--every hour. Most Mommies will start to respond more quickly after about 3 nights. Some Mommies are more alert, and may resist the change longer. These Mommies may stand in your doorway for hours, shhhh-ing. Don't give in. I cannot stress this enough: CONSISTENCY IS KEY!! If you let her STTN (sleep through the night), just once, she will expect it every night. I KNOW IT'S HARD! But she really does not need the sleep, she is just resisting the change. If you have an especially alert Mommy, you can stop crying for about 10 minutes, just long enough for her to go back to bed and start to fall asleep. Then cry again. It WILL eventually work. My Mommy once stayed awake for 10 hours straight, so I know she can do it. Last night, I cried every hour. You just have to decide to stick to it and just go for it. BE CONSISTENT! I cried for any reason I could come up with. My sleep sack tickled my foot. I felt a wrinkle under the sheet. My mobile made a shadow on the wall. I burped, and it tasted like pears. I hadn't eaten pears since lunch, what's up with that? The cat said "meow". I should know. My Mommy reminds me of this about 20 times a day. LOL. Once I cried just because I liked how it sounded when it echoed on the monitor in the other room. Too hot, too cold, just right--doesn't matter! Keep crying!! It took awhile, but it worked. She fed me at 4am. Tomorrow night, my goal is 3:30am. You need to slowly shorten the interval between feedings in order to reset your Mommies' internal clocks. P.S. Don't let those rubber things fool you, no matter how long you suck on them, no milk will come out. Trust me.


apr - February 4

oh my goodness!!! so thats y my ds started up again!!! I'm nuts. my boss is gonna fire me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahaha


charliepaulchloe - February 4

thought it was so true so shared it with you all LOL


Deirdra - February 4

OH my that is funny...


mandee25 - February 4

Omg! H I L A R I O U S! Thanks for this post. It made me smile and laugh. I had to print it out!


Lisastar9 - February 4

If you reverse the baby saying you would have the CIO situation. Funny any way. The mother who wrote this probably got no sleep.


melissa g. - February 4

OMG that was funny -- hilarious! I'm going to show it to my dh. I like the part about the pears and the sleep sack tickling the foot. I am utterly convinced that on the nights that our dd sleeps thru without waking, it is some magic temperature setting being just right!


SonyaM - February 4

Oh my Gosh, that is great! Reminds of the movie "Look who's talking". Thanks for sharing....


sahmof3 - February 4

I swear this is what they really do ;-)


Brenda M - February 4

I LOVE THIS!!! The best part is, "I burped and it tasted like pears." HA HA HA!! Brenda


piratesmermaid - February 4

So Funny!!!!!!! And probably TRUE


Crissy - February 4

Too funny!! :-)


Angiconda - February 4

Thats was great....thanks for making us all laugh! :)


aurorabunny - February 4

LOL Wonderful!


apr - February 5

sahmof3-totally what they do. my ds was sleeping through the night 2 weeks now, and lo and behold, couldnt let me enjoy it any longer


SuzieQ - February 5

lol - that was definitely worth the laugh - thank you!



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