Sleeping through the night-Baby's Point of View

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  1. Harveysmum369

    Harveysmum369 Mrs Christmas

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    Just found this on another site,It made me chuckle anyway.....



    OK, here's my situation. My mummy has had me for almost 5 months. The first few months were great - I cried, she picked me up and fed me, anytime, day or night. Then something happened.

    Over the last few weeks, she has been trying to STTN (sleep through the night). At first, I thought it was just a phase, but it is only getting worse. I've talked to other babies, and it seems like it's pretty common after mummies have had us for around 6 months.

    Here's the thing: these mummies don't really need to sleep. It's just a habit. Many of them have had some 30 years to sleep - they just don't need it anymore. So I am implementing a plan. I call it the Crybaby Shuffle.

    It goes like this:

    Night 1 - cry every 3 hours until you get fed. I know, it's hard. It's hard to see your mummy upset over your crying. Just keep reminding yourself, it's for her own good.

    Night 2 - cry every 2 hours until you get fed.

    Night 3 - every hour.

    Most mummies will start to respond more quickly after about 3 nights. Some mummies are more alert, and may resist the change longer. These mummies may stand in your doorway for hours, shhhh-ing. Don't give in. I cannot stress this enough:
    CONSISTENCY IS KEY!!

    If you let her STTN (sleep through the night), just once, she will expect it every night. I KNOW IT'S HARD! But she really does not need the sleep, she is just resisting the change.

    If you have an especially alert mummy, you can stop crying for about 10 minutes, just long enough for her to go back to bed and start to fall asleep. Then cry again. It WILL eventually work. My mummy once stayed awake for 10 hours straight, so I know she can do it.

    Last night, I cried every hour. You just have to decide to stick to it and just go for it.
    BE CONSISTENT!

    I cried for any reason I could come up with. My sleep sack tickled my foot. I felt a wrinkle under the sheet. My mobile made a shadow on the wall. I burped, and it tasted like pears. I hadn't eaten pears since lunch, what's up with that? The cat said "meow". I should know. My mummy reminds me of this about 20 times a day. LOL. Once I cried just because I liked how it sounded when it echoed on the monitor in the other room. Too hot, too cold, just right - doesn't matter! Keep crying!!

    It took a while, but it worked. She fed me at 4am. Tomorrow night, my goal is 3:30am. You need to slowly shorten the interval between feedings in order to reset your mummies' internal clocks.

    P.S. Don't let those rubber things fool you, no matter how long you suck on them, no milk will come out. Trust me.
     
  2. Loverman

    Loverman Proud Daddy to Leo-6.4.11

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  3. Whoppy-pop

    Whoppy-pop Amelia-Rose

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    That's so funny! PMSL
     
  4. FierceAngel

    FierceAngel Guest

    :rofl: :rofl: i just read tht out to my oh and we both pissed our selves laughing!

    xx
     
  5. MrsBandEgglet

    MrsBandEgglet Mummy to 3, expecting #4

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    Oh wow! that had me crying with laughter. Thank yoooooo! :laugh2::laugh2: xx
     
  6. Eala

    Eala Mum of two gorgeous girls

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    LOL that had me and my DH in stitches. Thanks for sharing :rofl:
     
  7. Jox

    Jox 💙💙💙💝

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    very good!!! i must remember that one!!!

    xxx
     
  8. louise1302

    louise1302 mum to FIVE boys :)

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    :rofl: thats so funny
     
  9. rach321

    rach321 Well-Known Member

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    I think my son wrote that! LOL
     
  10. Katieeeee

    Katieeeee Guest

    HAHAHA! Brilliant.
     
  11. Panda_Ally

    Panda_Ally Well-Known Member

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    HAHA!!! Love it!!!
     

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