How did you stop feeding to sleep?
I'd like to instill a different method of falling asleep for my 1yr old as it would be nice for someone else to be able to put her to sleep.
Any peaceful ideas?
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31-10-2014 11:18 #1
Feeding to sleep
31-10-2014 11:27 #2
Following... I do this but only of a night time.
31-10-2014 11:45 #3
I fed to sleep as newborns, then slowly started putting them to bed when they started getting drowsy on the bottle, before they had actually fallen asleep. Sometimes they wouldnt be quite ready so I would get them up again and feed a bit more then repeat, they normally went down and fell asleep the second time.
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31-10-2014 11:47 #4
I only have a 5.5 month old so i understand it would be a little different (i dont even know what a1yo does lol!) ..... but i moved feed time a little each day so that it ended up being usually a half hour after he wakes i feed, which made it roughly an hour later he grizzled for sleep (1.5hrs wake time due to his age). He had never self settled when we started and had always been fed to sleep. At the grizzly stage he got put in bed with a dummy, comforter teddy and rainforest noise. First week of doing it i gently rocked his bed or patted his bum because he was struggling to settle off to sleep and it took up to 20 minutes for him to pass out. Now he knows the rainforest noise and comforter teddy means sleep and he settles himself nine times out of ten within 5 minutes which is good because other people can do the same thing. I never let him cry and was happy to pick him up and cuddle / rock him for a bit then put him back down.
07-11-2014 08:12 #5
For my boy, he stopped needing to be fed to sleep when we introduced a teething ring for him to suck and chew instead. He ended up moving to a dummy when he really started teething. Point is, the chewing and sucking is an important part of his settling. Sometimes he is hungry and tired at the same time and I'm not strict about refraining from feeding to sleep in those times.
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