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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 16:08 PM   1
veganmama
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Woman at babygroup said my baby was a lost cause


a lost cause for successful sleep training. she said is too old now and i should of started when he was a newborn.

OMG is this true? i was thinking of doing some kind of intervention because i am sick of this waking every 30min at night but nothing is going to work??????

i honestly dont think i can wait until he is 4years old for this to end.

i dont even know where to begin we co sleep and buying a crib isnt an option at this time, not sure how to get him to sleep without boob so im not sure about night weaning.

omg i need help



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 16:11 PM   2
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I wouldnt think so, although i dont really know too much about sleep training. I do notice there is someone on here called Noelle i think who seems to know loads about sleep patterns etc, so maybe she could help.



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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 16:13 PM   3
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I think Dr. Sears talks about night weaning... I'll go see what I can find on Google...



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 16:15 PM   4
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WTF?! She sounds like a horrible person. Who would say that to a mom who is having a hard time?

If you want to sleep train, it will likely be effective. Hell, parents successfully sleep train kids much older than yours.

If you don't want to sleep train, there's no doubt he will sleep longer stretches in his own time if there's nothing medically wrong with him.

If you want him to have his own space, you could try getting a crib for cheap (Ikea, ebay, craig's list) or a pack-n-play would suffice.

Sorry you're going through this mama



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 16:15 PM   5
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Are you in the UK? If so, you may want to catch up with bedtime live on Channel 4 OD. They have been doing sleep training with LO's the same age as yours, so definitely not a lost cause! In fact I think episode 2 they did work with a 2yr old who was still BF to sleep, he called his Mum's boobs 'Gok'.



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 16:15 PM   6
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OMG that;s a terrible thing to say Some people really have no clue.

I am no expert, but it's not too late to help teach your baby how to go to sleep.

There are some really good posters on this site who will be able to give you some great advice



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 16:16 PM   7
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Are you in the UK? If so, you may want to catch up with bedtime live on Channel 4 OD. They have been doing sleep training with LO's the same age as yours, so definitely not a lost cause! In fact I think episode 2 they did work with a 2yr old who was still BF to sleep, he called his Mum's boobs 'Gok'.
Yes, I watched this. Very interesting indeed. It was on Tuesday night this week I think, maybe worth a watch for you?



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 16:17 PM   8
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This isn't what I was looking for, but it's what I found. Maybe what I was looking for wasn't Dr. Sears:
http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/sle...l-night-nurser



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 16:19 PM   9
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She's talking nonsense. Sleep training aren't recommended until 6 months. It might be harder since your baby's older but it can be done at any age after 6 months. Might have to have the right environment. Do you have a partner who can help while you stay out of the room for a few nights? I would think that's the way to go.



 
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Old Apr 5th, 2013, 16:20 PM   10
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a lost cause for successful sleep training. she said is too old now and i should of started when he was a newborn.
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What a ridiculous and mean thing to say. For starters i don't believe you can sleep train a newborn- nor would you want to imo.
You can definitely sleep train at this age. There are lots of gentle methods and as pp said Noelle is really helpful. I think she swallowed every book about sleep!
Noelle - have you considered charging for your advice?! Lol!



 
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