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    Default My 11mth old is sleeping thru the night or putting him self to sleep.

    Hi my son his 11mths old and he still wont fall asleep on his own he wakes up 4 or 5 times a night and his breast fed. He falls asleep while a has a feed. And just wont go to sleep if i put him in his bed to fall asleep. He is just so full of energy when he is in his cot on his own. If i lay him down his jumps up with excitment. I dont know how i can possibly get him to put him self to sleep.

    During the night he doesnt wake up to play he stays slightly asleep and when he feeds he just nods off back to sleep and i dont wake up completley but its just getting up kind of seems constant to me. I never get a good nights sleep.

    any help or advice will be appreciated.
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    I believe it's totally normal for children to continue waking through the night until they are around 3. Could you try patting him? Or removing him off the breast JUST before he falls asleep and then start patting? It might be a slow process, but once he is drowsy it should be easier for him to learn to lie down and sleep.

    I breastfed my little girl to sleep until she was 2, and then went on to feeding and patting.

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    I tend to disagree with most people on the hub about this one, and think that you do need to teach him to fall asleep on his own. Just think how you are feeling with the broken sleep and I imagine he is probably feeling the same.
    There are loads of different methods out there, you just need to find the one you feel comfortable with.
    I have used 2 slightly different methods with my 2 kids, and my 2.5yo has (mostly) slept through since he was about 10 months old, and my 7 month old wakes 1-2 times a night for a feed now.
    The method I used with my 7 month old is much gentler and involves making sure they don't fall asleep when feeding, and staying with them in the room while they learn how to fall asleep without feeding (does involve some crying), but there is a bit more to it. I can send you some more info if you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleBug'sMum View Post
    I tend to disagree with most people on the hub about this one, and think that you do need to teach him to fall asleep on his own. Just think how you are feeling with the broken sleep and I imagine he is probably feeling the same.
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    Yep, I agree with you.

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    I have five kids... and work, so I've always needed a good nights sleep.

    So what I've always done is put them to bed in their own cots, then when they wake up the first time, bring them into bed with me... then we co-sleep/feed through the night and I don't miss out on sleep.



    Eventually they just don't wake up for that feed anymore and the next thing you know it's 6am and they've been in their cot all night.

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    plz send me the info, im willing to try anything. I have a almost 5 yr old(in a few weeks) and with him i would always jump in the cot with him and then into his single bed till 6 mths ago and i judt told him straight out his a big boy now. but i dont really want to go thru all that again. when i know i just have to teach my little one how to fall asleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OJandMe View Post
    I have five kids... and work, so I've always needed a good nights sleep.

    So what I've always done is put them to bed in their own cots, then when they wake up the first time, bring them into bed with me... then we co-sleep/feed through the night and I don't miss out on sleep.



    Eventually they just don't wake up for that feed anymore and the next thing you know it's 6am and they've been in their cot all night.
    This!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OJandMe View Post
    I have five kids... and work, so I've always needed a good nights sleep.

    So what I've always done is put them to bed in their own cots, then when they wake up the first time, bring them into bed with me... then we co-sleep/feed through the night and I don't miss out on sleep.



    Eventually they just don't wake up for that feed anymore and the next thing you know it's 6am and they've been in their cot all night.
    This is what we do too.
    Most nights DD wont wake until dawn for a feed (though we are cosleeping while she has a broken leg)

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    DD has mostly sleep though the night but at 2.5 still can't put herself to sleep. I have to actually sing or read her a story to sleep. That goes for nap time too. It honestly doesn't bother me though. Well not yet anyway

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    I was given a book called the contented little baby.
    It worked wonders!!!!
    Some of it is a bit full on but the routines are spectacularly effective!!!!
    Our DS is 11 months too and has been sleeping 8pm till 7am since seven months!
    You won't know yourself after a full nights sleep


 

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