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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.
>
>
>
ah thats how they do it,
cheeky lil buggers arnt they smile
hahaha very good

mum of 3 boys aged 11, 13 and 14

I'm not so sure it is meant to be a joke? Am I right? More a thing against controlled crying...I could be wrong!?!?!

Help!
I have a similar spin on this in my family.

I think my kids get together and say:

#1 to #2
"I'm pretty tired tonight and thought I might sleep straight through until 730ish, can you please take the night shift and keep mum on her toes?"

#2 to #1
"Sure no problems, I'll make sure I think of something to get a her up a few times, perhaps a bad dream will do the trick."

I swear I haven't had a full nights sleep in years.

roy,mumof2,nsw

Hi kellyl,

Thank You!

I am sitting here bawling my eyes out watching "Saving Babies" and decided to jump on the net to be distracted. I sat here and read your little one's post and had a good ol chuckle!!

Very clever!

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