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Old Apr 19th, 2016, 10:42 AM   1
fluffet521
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Sleep Through Night without CIO?


My son is 9 months old and isn't sleeping through the night. He's waking up to nurse 2-3 times per night. I know he isn't hungry, because he's slept through the night before, and only started waking up in the night during a regression, but never went back to sleeping through. Any advice on how to achieve this without making him cry it out?

I'm also looking for book recommendations on this topic.

Thanks in advance!



 
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Old Apr 19th, 2016, 15:16 PM   2
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Time. That's it. Xx



 
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Old Apr 20th, 2016, 01:49 AM   3
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Sadly, I agree with Raspberry. Time. My DD didn't sleep through the night until she was 3. And even now, at 4.5, she still wakes up once about 3 nights a week.

I think they just want comfort. And they go through periods, especially when they learn new big things (crawling, walking etc) where they just can't switch their brains off as easily, so they wake up lots.

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Old Apr 20th, 2016, 03:07 AM   4
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Yep. Time. That's really it. No book I read gave a decent, lasting, gentle solution, and pretty much every other option involves crying.

I've waited-it-out with two kids (first didn't start STTN regularly until 16 months, second not until 22 months). It sucked at the time, but once it's done, you kind of forget about it, but you also feel really good that you toughed it out and let your kids achieve that sleep milestone in their own time.

Now, they are both champion sleepers. And no bedtime battles. They feel safe in their beds and resettle themselves even with colds. They are confident sleepers. I don't know if it's related, but I have noticed that my friends who sleep-trained, even quite gently, are pretty much all now suffering massive bedtime battles. Their kids are sleep-resistant.

With both of mine, they had particularly nasty regressions at 8-10 months, 13-15 months and around 20 months. After that they started sleeping through with no issues. I know some kids do take longer, but I've seen a lot of kids with similar timelines to mine.



 
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Old Apr 20th, 2016, 03:09 AM   5
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Time. My son slept through the night for the first time ever last night! He's 13.5 months old.



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Old Apr 20th, 2016, 03:15 AM   6
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I agree, just time. My wee one sleeps through and has done so from a few weeks old, but it isn't due to anything we have specifically done. She's just a lazybones like her daddy!



 
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Old Apr 20th, 2016, 18:41 PM   7
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Read this. Like PP's have said time. But also, lowered expectations.



 
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Old Apr 21st, 2016, 14:40 PM   8
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I've read sttn to Dr's mean 5-6 hours so if baby sleeps 12 hours at night he'd have to eat at least once right? That was my thinking, I am coming out of the regression but before he woke 2-3 times a night and I was like, score! Hahaha, but mines always been a super hungry guy, born 6 pounds and at 8 months 21 pounds!



 
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Old Apr 23rd, 2016, 12:27 PM   9
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It's just time. My daughter has never slept through the night since she was 4 months old. She's now 4 years old and still wakes at least twice a night. I have lowered my expectations with my second baby and I'm not expecting him to sleep through for years yet!



 
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Old Apr 23rd, 2016, 12:40 PM   10
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You get to get them back by hoovering the floor at 7am at the weekend once they're 16 😜



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