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Lesson 3: What Are Your Child's Sleep Props?

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Rita
2 months ago

I would like to request a complete daily routine,please help to US!

Sabrina Rahman
2 months ago

It’s definitely me that he wants to use to go back to sleep obviously, but theres a problem which im not being able to do anything about it. So my 1yrs old son whenever i put him down and try to keep him calm and go to sleep like running my fingers around his head patting his back to get him all sleepy he never stays calm hes always restless and keeps getting up he hates it he only wants me to hold him to sleep or rock

Erin Gibson
2 months ago

I’ve learned my 20 month old son’s biggest prop is ME. We sit on the couch while he drinks a sippy cup of milk, and I hold him, play with his hair or cheeks, and even bounce a little until he’s completely passed out. Then I transfer to crib and…well, I bought this program so you know what happens from there.

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Jessica H
3 months ago

Our 3 month old uses bottle feeding to go to sleep. It’s like no matter what we do to keep him awake, he always falls asleep when eating. We also use a white noise machine, but he can fall asleep with or without it, it’s more for me to drown out the noises he makes at night (grunting, hmmm’s etc).

Mandy R
3 months ago

is a sound machine a sleep prop?

Hali
4 months ago

My baby girl will be a year old next month and we have only had 4 nights that she’s slept through the night since she’s been born. We are exhausted. Most nights we only get 4 hours of sleep because she constantly waking up crying. Out of desperation for sleep I’ve let her sleep on me or my husband. Once we try to put her back in her bed she immediately wakes up crying. Feeling very discouraged and hoping something will change soon. We all need better and longer sleep.

Ruth
4 months ago

Well yes my baby sleep prop is nursing before sleep every night.he start to cry and fuss when I tried not to give him.

Kassie
4 months ago

My 10 month old only sleeps being rocked or with a bottle. He wakes up almost every hour to 2 hours to be put back to sleep. I have been struggling with this for a long time. He has teether since 4 months old and has 6 teeth. Growing 4 more at the moment 2 including his back molars. Every time I get him to going to sleep on his own he teeths and wants extra snuggles and we regress back to the same issue of being held or bottle to go to bed. Im at a loss of what to do and exhausted. I hope this can help me because I try every method I’ve seen and just don’t know what to do anymore.

Marium sultana
4 months ago

My 4 month old son’s prop is me . He only sleeps if i hold him . At night he always is looking for me when wakes up . Even after fall in sleep if o try to put him down he looks for me even in his sleep! We co-sleep from very beginning and his sleep dependency getting worse day by day. He needs paci as well along with me both in day and night. Sometimes nursing.

Izabella
4 months ago

My 10 month old only falls asleep by himself in the car seat or the stroller. He’ll fall asleep in my arms in less than 1 min, and when he starts to get drowsy I put him down on the crib so that he falls asleep “by himself” in bed. He’ll take a deep breath and stay down every time. I tried to start sleep training 3 times and I can’t hear him cry for over 10-15 min without intervention, it’s emotionally exhausting to me, even more than waking up at night to nurse or put him back to sleep. I wonder if this will get better as he gets older, or if I really have to sleep train him. Not easy being a mom!

Anett
4 months ago

My 13 months old daughter is toothing and also wakes up for nursing recently 3-4 times a night. She sleeps in her own bed but in our room next to me. Would locating her to her room solve this (I guess its just getting a habit or separation anxiety) or its not the right time to do it?

Ally pepper
5 months ago

My daughter is going through 4 month regression if that’s a real thing or not she wakes up 2 to 4 times not everyday but at least twice for sure. Bottle and bouncing is how I get her to go down again. Nanny does that during the day for her naps

Effie
5 months ago

Our little one’s has learned to sleep by rocking her and walking around the room!
She protests every second we stop

Anna
6 months ago

Feeding and rocking
My son is 7months old and wakes up 2 times a night only for feeding

Rae
7 months ago

My 7-month girl usefully falls asleep after being rocked or caressed on the face or belly.

Kristy
7 months ago

My 8 month old girl has to have a paci. She can grab it during the night and find it on her own but she doesn’t want to sleep without it. She nurses every 3 hours and will NOT stop crying until she’s fed… even 30 min straight crying

Kalaia
7 months ago

My 2 year old’s sleep prop is me. He finds it so hard to fall asleep if I’m not laying beside him and will cry if I leave his room. We are barely getting sleep. It’s so hard to change because every other weekend he spends with his dad, his dad cuddles him to sleep every night all night. It’s like once I make progress it just gets set back.

Ashley
7 months ago

Nursing and sleeping in my bed!

Harv
7 months ago
Reply to  Ashley

This is the same for my baby. She has to be nursed and likes to sleep in my bed. She is 14 months old

Katie
6 months ago
Reply to  Ashley

Same. My son is 13 months and co-slept for a long time because I was too tired to put him back in his bed. He nurses or rocks to sleep and I had him off co-sleeping and sleeping thru the night then he got molars.

Essence Penn
9 months ago

My 1 year older normally falls asleep with patting her on the back or rubbing it in a circle but lately she just been going to sleep on her own with not to many problems.

Sara
9 months ago

My 6months old daughter falls asleep while nursing for the night sleep and wakes up 2-3 times at night. If i try to put her to sleep without nursing she screams on top of her lungs. But during the day naps she sleeps in the carseat. Also she will not sleep with anyone else but me. Not my husband nor my mom can put her sleep, she will keep crying until I get to her.

Anna
9 months ago
Reply to  Sara

Hi wow were you able to sort your sleep pros? Seems like you have 2 – nursing and your presence. I have 2 too, I hope it would solve with time but no, my baby sleeps as bad as when he was 1 month old. He´s 9 months now :(

Danielle
10 months ago

My son is 10 months old and was nursing to sleep but we have switched that – now it’s rocking /patting to sleep / being in our arms or laying on us and it’s hard to put him down in the crib unless he’s really out, otherwise he wakes up crying. He wakes up several times a night and won’t go back to sleep unless he’s held/rocked and sometimes last resort, nursed back to sleep. I thought it was teething but it has to be more than that. Exhausted.

Marina
10 months ago

My 10 months-old baby uses me to fall asleep… and when he is not touching me he wakes up

Danielle
10 months ago
Reply to  Marina

You’re not alone

Salina Enns
6 months ago
Reply to  Marina

Have you resolved this at all? I’m in the same boat with a 4 month old

Racheal
11 months ago

My baby is 3month he sleep by nursing he walk up about 3 to 4 times and at times he stay up for about 30mint playing before going back to sleep please help me get him to sleep the whole night

nainita Bhowmick
9 months ago
Reply to  Racheal

I’m in the same situation

Tamara
11 months ago

My son is 6 months and usually nurses to sleep if not then uses a soother. He’s fine if he losses his soother while sleeping and usually spits it out when he’s knocked out.
The issue is night time. He wakes at least 3-4 times a night and will only go back to sleep being nursed.
This only started when he hit 4 months. Before that he was sleeping through the night only waking up for 1 feed early morning.
I tried without nursing to sleep tonight and it was rough.
I put him down tired but awake and he screamed bloody murder. I would go in to calm him down and then put him back. It took me about 5 times before he finally went to sleep. Here’s hoping it helps teach him how to fall back asleep during the night.

Hamdi moctar
1 year ago

My daughter is 5 months old her props is breastfeeding and bosom. When she wake up in the night she can’t sleep back without breastfeeding and takes time to get back sleep so how I train to sleep independently? Help me

Vanessa Cardona
1 year ago

My son is six months old, and I breastfeed him exclusively; he falls asleep eating. I can make that change at night, but what about the naps? He fights with not falling asleep until he eats (I tried), and he will not go to sleep, and if he sleeps on the stroller or the baby carrier during his walks, I cannot put him in the crib, or he will wake up crying.
In conclusion, my son has two props: nursing and my arms.
I really don’t know how I can teach my baby to sleep independently during the day and at night, I’m exhausted
Thanks!

Maria
1 year ago

My son’s goes to sleep right after feeding he wants his pacifer immediately and suck loudly on it all through the night.This makes me get little sleep because I keep waking up to pick the paci as it drops from his mouth like every 5 minutes.

Mariana
7 months ago
Reply to  Maria

Same here but during the day naps! She doesnt pass the cycle alone because she fell asleep with a pacifier..

Noémi
1 year ago

Where is the worksheet?

Diane
1 year ago

My son is 5 months and he only falls asleep while being rocked. When I try to put him down when he is drowsy he cries and doesn’t self soothe, I don’t pick him up right away but breaks my heart to see him cry like that

Last edited 1 year ago by Diane
Isenia
1 year ago
Reply to  Diane

My son is 8 months and he only fall asleep by me lying beside him and his pacifer

Ruth
1 year ago

My baby girl is six months old but can’t fall asleep without nursing and she literally wakes up after every 30mins to nurse at night, this is so exhausting for me, please any advice will do to remedy the situation

Nicole
1 year ago
Reply to  Ruth

What have you already done? At first thought I would say check with the pediatrician to make sure there is no issue with weight or the amount of breast milk she is getting.
If all that is ok then maybe offer some more feeds during the day and commit to not always feeding when she wakes at night. This is what we are having to do with my son. He is not waking up as frequently as your girl but I will not nurse him for certain awakenings because I know he’s been fed. If he won’t go back to sleep with me (because I smell like a milk buffet) then my husband will help him go back to sleep. It can take 20-30 minutes sometimes but my sons night stretches have increased since doing this! Went from every hour and a half to a couple of hours even 4 or 5 sometimes. He’s going through a regression right now so he’s waking up more, but we are just sticking to the plan. It’s rough!

Heather
8 months ago
Reply to  Ruth

Maybe it’s reflux? Have you tried a chiropractor and getting your baby a small adjustment? I’ve heard it can help.

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