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Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Okay, I have to complain for a second, so buckle up. First of all, what the frack evelyn? She is ELEVEN months old and still wakes up one or two times a night. What am I doing wrong? What happened to sleeping through the night? I have tried everything and nothing has worked. She won't cry herself to sleep because she cab stand up in her crib now, and she won't take her binky or be rocked to sleep. You guys, I am so so tired. It's like having a perpetual newborn baby. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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  1. My two year old still does this most nights...but with Zach once I cut out his second nap he slept much better, I guess he just wasn't tired enough. Just a thought, but as I said, we are still fighting this battle with Jared and currently he is winning, so I'm really not the expert.

  2. darn it, i'm sorry. is this a new thing? if so, are you sure she isn't sick? evie has always slept through the night (only wakes if she is sick), so i wouldn't really know what to tell you. if you're sure she is well, i guess just try some sleep training techniques? don't pick her up, don't stimulate her, let her cry herself back to sleep, etc. but, like i said, i am not the expert on sleep training. HOPEFULLY its just a stage, right? xo

  3. As long as you KNOW she's not sick or hurting, I think it helps to decide on a plan and stick with it. The more you give in the longer they're going to protest to get what they want. (This is part of what's wrong with Katy's sleep...) I usually sleep trained about 6-8 months, before they could stand up, but when we had to re-do it a bit (after traveling or something) and they could stand up, I would go back in right away and lay them down and tell them to sleep, and again a few minutes later, and then start stretching the time out until I was just going in every 10-15 minutes. I had to set a timer for myself, and put on headphones in the meantime. We only did this when nothing else could get them to sleep, but it sounds like that's the point you're at. Once we had done the sleep training for naps and then at bedtime, I wouldn't respond to their cry for a few minutes (3-4) at night, then I would check and make sure nothing was wrong before repeating the same process of coming in and laying them down at predetermined intervals. I'm so sorry. Good luck!


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