View Full Version : Baby only naps for 15-30 mins!!!!!!!!!!!
01-27-2009, 02:52 PM
My 7 month old son only goes down for about 15-30 mins. max for nap time. He wakes up and is up for HOURS...also he doesn't sleep all through the night. He wakes alot. =( Im soooo frustrated. Everyone keeps telling me to let him cry it out..but I just can't bring myself to do that. What should I do?
01-27-2009, 03:04 PM
I'm sorry but you need to let him cry it out. I know it sucks but he should be sleeping through the night by now. It really is one of the hardest things you will do as a mother. But, it has two very important outcomes. It will, in the end make your child able to sleep through the night and it will toughen you up a bit. Two things that need to happen. Trust me, I was just like you. I didn't want Charlie to cry at all...ever. I cried every night until he fell asleep. It was less than a week before he was able to either put himself to sleep or be put down asleep and sleep through the night.
One night he cried for an hour and a half. I told the doctor about that and asked how long we should let him cry and she asked how long we could take it. I, of course said 'An hour and a half.' She laughed and said it will get better. And it did!
So cry with your baby (in another room) and feel what he is feeling but don't give in. If you do give in, try to last longer and longer each night and you'll be surprised at how quickly things get better.
01-29-2009, 01:46 PM
I did CIO as well. I worked wonders for us. She was about 9 months old and waking up 2 or 3 times a night. We decided to let her CIO, first night she cried about 15 minutes. Second night and third nights were about 10 minutes. Then she just stopped crying and just went to sleep. And she stopped waking up at night too. She started teething recently and has woken up a few times. but you have to expect ups and downs. But there are other options rather than CIO. But they take longer to get the desired results. You can try the feber method where you let them cry for about 5 minutes, go in their room and comfort them (but dont pick them up). Leave again, let them cry for 10 minutes, do the same thing, comfort but dont pick up. Gradually increase the time. There are many ways to do it. You just have to do what you think is right for you and your baby.
01-29-2009, 01:57 PM
Check out Dr. Marc Weissbluth's "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child". He describes 3 differents styles of teaching your baby to sleep. Cry-it-out is one of them, but he gives 2 other options because he knows not every parent is comfortable with that particular one. Good luck!
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