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How do I get my baby to sleep through the night?

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1 year ago
My daughter is 7 months old, and we have been trying to sleep train her for the last couple of weeks and have failed. Nothing soothes her except to get her out of her crib and breastfeed her for a few mins and then put her back in her crib, but offcourse 2-3 hours later she will wake up again expecting to be breastfeed to be put back to sleep. She's not hungry, that is just the way i have been putting her to sleep since she was born and now she cant go back to sleep without it. I have tried letting her cry and after an hour of constant crying i go in and get her, i cant imagine that over an hour of crying is constructive. when i go in her room to try and calm her down without getting her out of her crib i feel like it makes it worst cause she gets even more worked up. I have tried everything and nothing has worked! I am so tired and desperate, I need some serious help from other moms. Please help!

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1 year ago
I had the same problem with my daughter Nahla. I started giving her an ounce more of milk at night time, or even adding rice cereal so she wouldn't get hungry,and it worked. Another thing that I started doing every night was giving her a bath and then putting lotion on her, and then I would take her in her room and read her a book, then lay her down. And if she woke up in the middle of the night, she wasn't hungry, so I would just go in there and sing to her and pat her back and then once she calmed down, I would go out. Eventually she stopped getting up in the middle of the night, and was sleeping really soundly.
1 year ago
She will sleep through the night when she is ready. Some babies do it later than others. My son was 10 months old, my second daughter was 9 months. I got lucky with my first, she slept through the night at 6 weeks. Crying it out didn't work for any of my kids. What ended up working best for my first two was sitting next to their cribs and rubbing their backs. They got comfort from me and they learned that it was ok for them to be in their crib. It took a lot of dedication on my part, especially when they woke up in the middle of the night. But it worked, and it was less stressful on all of us.
1 year ago
I'm using a co-sleeper currently ( http://bassinetandcrib.com/arms-reach-concepts-bassinets/ ) and put it next to our bed. When she wakes up, I will reach out and calm her down. I think she generally calmer when she realize that I'm just next to her. Good Luck!
1 year ago
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