View Full Version : Help please, till i get the book
Just wondering if anyone can give me hints/tips about settling MJ Till i get the no-cry sleep solution book?
I'm desperate for her to sleep during the day out of my arms. I'm just in desperate need for some space & refuse to do controlled crying.
Lately I've been rocking DD off to sleep in her bouncer......she's a terrible day sleeper btu the bouncer seems to be helping.
Thanks but atm i bf, rock, cuddle to sleep & am looking for something from the book to start with till i get it.
If i out MJ in the rocker she'd get out of it.
I have the book... unfortunately the methods didnt work for us... just all the ideas we had already tried.:(
...but one fo the things she suggest is to bf (if you normally put them to sleep that way)... and when they are starting to nod off, remove your nipple from bubs mouth... she will probably fight to get it back, but just gently hold her jaw closed for a second... if she keeps trying for it, just let her feed again. Then try again. And again... and again! Until she falls asleep without the nipple in her mouth. May not work the frist time you try, but the book is about just persisting, gently, until you achieve your goal IYKWIM?
The book has lots of little things like that, which you do over a long period of time and very gradually wean them into going to sleep by themselves.
I hope that made sense.
If there's soemthing specific you want out of the book, PM me and I will look it up for you :thumbsup:
I have the book and there are many different ways to get your baby to sleep with out resorting to cc. I don't believe in it either.
Gently rock her until she is about to go to sleep and when you pop her into the cot, keep your arms around her for a minute or so.
Use a lovey, something for her to cuddle. Use a firm teddy or something similiar that has eyes and ears etc that can not be bitten off.
Start using the same phrase when going to sleep. "its night night time," " sleepy time" etc.
Her methods are not supposed to work over night, but you will get there. My little one didn't sleep during the day either and it got so frustrating. When Liv was about 10-12 weeks I started rocking her in a chair in her dark room and when she had just closed her eyes I put her in her cot and she generally stayed asleep. When she was 5 months I decided I needed to put her to sleep wide awake so anyone could get her to sleep. I was anticipating a fight on my hands, but the first time I did it, she fell asleep straight away. I was stoked.:smiliedance:
I am really glad we used the methods we did, there were generally no tears or frustration. Mind you her night time sleep went out the window shortly after and we began co-sleeping. Oh well, one step at a time. I hope it works out for you. Would love to hear how you go.
Thanks for the ideas :) I'm going to try doing what i used to as in, feed, take her to cot, tuck her in with a teddy & stand with her for a bit. She's so unsettled at night recently. She's gotten 2 top teeth in just over a week, and looks like 4 more on the way the poor thing. Might wait till shes happier, then try.
thanks again, i'll update with news :fingerscrossed: good news
Have you checked what Dr Sears has to say? :)
Teething can be rough on a little one, and they may need extra cuddles, booby, and patience (which can in turn be rough on you). Go gently, and know that this period will pass. You're not doing anything wrong by breastfeeding to sleep, cuddling, rocking, etc. You're simply meeting your baby's needs at this time - they won't always be the same needs. What a wonderful job you're doing; it's such hard work, but so valuable. You must be tired - have you tried lying down with MJ for a nap when she naps? Hugs and strengthening thoughts to you. :hugs:
Thanks so much Felicity. Your words are always inspirational :hugs: I always lay down with MJ in the afternoon, she sleeps longer & I get to rest too :D
Hi all, ever since we started putting Charlie in a sleep suit we have no problems at night. He's 8 weeks and we can put him down awake and he'll go off to sleep within minutes as long as he's got the suit on. I definitely recommend trying one. Get the ones that look like miny sleeping bags that don't separate the legs out.
Hope that helps someone out there.
This book sounds like something I'd like to read - what's it called??
It's called "The No Cry Sleep Solution" by Elizabeth Pantley. :)
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