Today’s topic is almost too tiresome to approach but because I’m so tired, I need help. In fact, I’d award a medal to the person who solved this one. The old ‘sleeping through the night’ debacle. I know this is opening up a can of tired, sluggish, baby-brained worms, so I’ll keep it simple.
What is the most helpful advice you were given about getting your baby to sleep through the night?
We’ve never mastered sleep training. Henry would wake several times a night to have his dummy replaced. Then, at eight months, he got a cold and couldn’t suck. We removed the dummy, got through a long (horrible) week and hey presto, the kid was goneburger from 7pm to 7am, a pattern which has hardly ever changed.
So H-Bomb was an easy fix in the end but it looks as though Annie is going to take more work. She’s nine months, has no ‘vices’ like a dummy unless you count my boobs, and still wakes 3-4 times in the 8 hours that I wanna sleep. Sometimes her dad can ‘pat’ her back to sleep but mostly she wants to be fed and because I’m not in the ‘cry it out’ camp, I feed her before passing out for two hours (if we’re lucky).
I’d love to hear if you had any magic game-changers like our dummy discovery, or if it really was as complicated as rocket science. Thanks, from one desperate housewife!