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Bethany89 02-09-2013 10:29 AM

So my 7 month old is having terrible nighttime sleep and terrible naps aka only 20-30 minutes at a time maybe 45 mins tops.. I know it's a sleep cycle issue like he can't get back to sleep after changing sleep cycles. How do I aid him in his? We have always rocked to sleep with a paci. CIO isn't an option and its a bad idea for him as yes we tried it and all it did was hype him up not to sleep

EmilytheStrange 02-09-2013 11:13 AM

Re: Transitioning sleep cycles
 
we used a white noise machine and a crib thing that lit up and played for a little while.

we were also still swaddling until 9 months, which helped.

If you'd like to break the rocking routine, but not use CIO, I'd recommend laying him down in his crib and just patting his back, singing - whatever calms your kid.

Bethany89 02-09-2013 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EmilytheStrange
we used a white noise machine and a crib thing that lit up and played for a little while.

we were also still swaddling until 9 months, which helped.

If you'd like to break the rocking routine, but not use CIO, I'd recommend laying him down in his crib and just patting his back, singing - whatever calms your kid.

We swaddle still .

Patting, singing etc, doesn't work he screams ive tried for 30 minute periods and nada lol!

Hungry Caterpillar 02-09-2013 12:03 PM

Re: Transitioning sleep cycles
 
I transitioned like this

Paci/Holding/Rocking
to
Paci and I will hold you and sort of meander around the room
to
Paci and I will hold you, but in a chair, sitting still
to
Multiple pacis in the crib that he can find on his own when he wakes up and has trouble soothing himself

It took a while, but he seemed to respond to taking away one thing at a time. Around 10-11 months finally when he woke up in his crib he would look around for the pacifier and then put himself back to sleep.

Bethany89 02-09-2013 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hungry Caterpillar
I transitioned like this

Paci/Holding/Rocking
to
Paci and I will hold you and sort of meander around the room
to
Paci and I will hold you, but in a chair, sitting still
to
Multiple pacis in the crib that he can find on his own when he wakes up and has trouble soothing himself

It took a while, but he seemed to respond to taking away one thing at a time. Around 10-11 months finally when he woke up in his crib he would look around for the pacifier and then put himself back to sleep.

I tried reading no cry sleep solution and nothing seems to work although I know I need to make sure he nurses more during the day. We cosleep at night and he nurses everytime he wakes up.. So last night he slept in his cosleep from like 11:10-1am then he nursed back to sleep til like 230 beside me.. Nursed again.. Then like 345.. Then around 515-530 and up by 645.. Not to mention I held him so Dh and I could watch a show lol so he slept from like 830-11 on me maybe nursing twice. I need to get him to nurse more during the day as well because he is getting a ton of his nutrition during the night


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