My baby won't sleep through the night. | Teaching Self-Government

My baby won't sleep through the night.


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"I had a question about getting my 9 month old baby to sleep?

I have been nursing him to sleep since he was born. Because he needs to be nursed to sleep, he sleeps in our bed. When I try to put him to sleep in his crib, he pulls himself up to standing and starts screaming and crying. I would really like to move him out of our bed and get him to put himself to sleep in his crib. Do you have any advice?"

I never let my babies sleep in my bed, because I couldn't sleep if they were there, so I didn't ever have this problem, but I have known many people who have had similar problems with babies.  The resource I have heard the most good about is a book called.  "Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems" by: Richard Ferber M.D.  I have many friends and family members who swear by his methods.  If anyone else has a comment on this issue, feel free to post it.

It is hard to miss sleep.  I had one daughter who wouldn't sleep through the night until she was 11 months old.  I decided that I was going to enjoy the time I had with her at night though, because that was the only time all day I had to just be alone with her.  Once the sun was up, so was everyone else.  I can honestly say that I missed our nightly feeding when she finally started sleeping the whole night.  If you can't get the baby to sleep, don't despair, enjoy the moment.  Just hold on to the  memory of snuggling with your baby in your rocker with the moon shining on your baby's face forever.



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