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Sleep issues of my baby

My Lo is 8 months and is in love with his new found mobility. He literally gets up from sleep every 2 hrs at night and starts to crawl around his crib. He is not interested in self soothing and instead needs me wo bottlefeed him before his next round of sleep. I am not getting any sleep hence. Any suggestions would be great!

  • anonymous mom
    Jul 15

    I remember those times!! It was hard! Honestly it’s not for everyone but what I did was cosleep. It helped keep her asleep longer and then when she finally got up I’d just bite the bullet and give her some bottle to get back down. But yes...I remember lots of 1-3am party hours where she’d get up and basically want to go play so she could practice crawling, standing, etc.

  • Jenn
    Jul 15

    Babies learn from what you do. If you feed him to bed, then that's what he knows and will expect. Honestly, the only way to break it is CIO. I used the Ferber method and it works great if you stick with it. It won't take one night, and that first night will be rough,but it should only take a couple days before he is self-soothing.

  • Anonymous
    Jul 15

    I think everyone has their different philosophies on how to go about this but if you don’t want to let your baby CIO or cosleep you don’t necessarily have to. At some point all kids do figure it out and I promise you if you let him have a bottle to bed now you won’t end up with a college aged or even kindergarten aged child needing a bottle to bed now. From my own experience and talking to lots of parents about this, they will at some point “naturally” give it up. My daughter has already stopped all bottle desire except right before she falls asleep and she’s starting to ask for a warm cup of milk at that time now too. It’s up to you how you want to achieve this but if cosleeping isn’t for you or if CIO isn’t for you then SOMETHING out there WILL work for you and your baby, you just need to figure out what it is. Good luck

  • Anonymous
    Jul 16

    No baby is really "interested" in self-soothing: they all have to be taught. They will keep needing parents to soothe until someone teaches baby how to self-soothe. Youll have to sleep train (using consistency and one method or another) eventually. It is easier the earlier you do it bc there are fewer sleep habits that they have to unlearn first. Ultimately, you decide when you want to teach baby how to sleep and ensure she/he gets adequate sleep. Sleep deprivation is no joke - for you and for baby! All the best!