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How to get your baby to sleep thru the nite?

How to get your baby to sleep thru the nite?

See below: Establish a good bedtime routine. Do not hold your baby until he/she falls asleep. Place your baby tired but awake, in the crib , and let him or her fall asleep without anyone being there. ...Read more

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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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How do I get my baby to sleep in a crib?

How do I get my baby to sleep in a crib?

Routine: Most of us have a routine that prepares us for sleep. You can do the same for your baby, by clearly letting him/her know that bedtime is near. Try to always perform the same routine before bedtime, e.g. Bath, rocking, singing, etc so your little one always is ready for bed. Eventually your baby will get the message. Even if they cry, gently reassure and leave the room. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to sleep in her crib?

How can I get my baby to sleep in her crib?

Be Firm/Consistent: This is always easier advice to give than take, but it will work, and all books on the topic use some permutation of this advice. Put your baby in the crib when they are drowsy but still awake so they associate the crib with falling asleep. They will cry, but will learn to sleep in the crib in 7-10 days. Don't let them train you to rock them to sleep, bring to your bed, etc. They will be fine. ...Read more

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How do we get our baby to sleep in his own crib?

How do we get our baby to sleep in his own crib?

Patience: As long as you pander to him he will keep it up indefinitely. You have to leave him in the crib until lhe gets the message. It requires patience, love and understanding.Read a book on child care. ...Read more

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Other than nursing, how can I get my baby to sleep?

Other than nursing, how can I get my baby to sleep?

Rocking, walking: There is no magic solution unfortunately. Rocking, carrying your baby while walking around, baby riding in a car or stroller, and using a pacifier are all helpful. Some people say to let the baby cry it out, but i don't recommend it in the first 2-3 months. Your baby needs to nurse every few hours. The attachment parenting people promote nursing to sleep, so it's okay, but it's tiring for you. ...Read more

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How do I get my baby to sleep on his back? He keeps rolling over.

How do I get my baby to sleep on his back?  He keeps rolling over.

Can't: Sleeping on the back is very important in the early months of life but once they start rolling over each time you put them on their back it doesn't matter. I would still start sleep on the back but thats all you can do, if he rolls over, oh well. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to sleep through the night? He drinks milk before bedtime, could that be it?

How can I get my baby to sleep through the night? He drinks milk before bedtime, could that be it?

Sleep: Rule number one-- do not give him milk when you put him to bed because you run the risk of him developing carious teeth from the milk sugars left in his mouth. Rule number two-- dont get him all keyed up before putting him to bed . Read to him, play soft music or give him a bath before bed time. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to sleep at naptime?

How can I get my baby to sleep at naptime?

Wake them early: Babies sleep when they need to, and you can't make them sleep if they are not sleepy. You can wake them earlier in the am to make them tire out earlier; or you can leave them alone. There is nothing absolutely essential about naptime. ...Read more

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How do I get my baby to sleep through the night?

How do I get my baby to sleep through the night?

Baby: It is important to know the baby's age to advise you properly. Please send more information. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to sleep through the night?

How can I get my baby to sleep through the night?

Avoid night activity: Babies more than 3 months old can usually be trained to sleep through the night. The younger babies might go 6 hours before feeding, but the older babies should be fine until breakfast time the next morning. Do the same relaxing bedtime routine each evening. Put the baby in the crib, say "goodnight", and walk away. He might wake up off and on and cry but will soon learn to fall asleep by himself. ...Read more

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