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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
>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!?!?!

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.


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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