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    Default Very funny - a baby's perspective on sleep training!

    A Baby's Perspective on Sleep Training
    OK, here's my situation. My Mummy has had me for almost 7 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 thru 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 dog said 'woof' (I should know. My Mommy 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 awhile, 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.

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    Oh, so sweet & funny at the same time

    ... Loved & enjoyed reading this Bubba story so very much

    THANKS heaps for sharing it with US !!

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    That is just gorgeous! Very sweet

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    Tee hee...that is funny...

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    OMG that's hysterical.

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    I laughed sooooo loud because it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO true.... I knew babies were smart... LOL

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    xxoo

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    I laughed sooooo loud because it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO true.... I knew babies were smart... LOL

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    xxoo

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    I knew there was a baby conspiracy!!!!!

    Thanks Jas, it was just the laugh I needed,

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    PMSL Oh that is too funny. Now please don't tell my baby about it

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    that is great

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    Bwahahahahahaaaa!!! Hilarious.

    Reminds me of when i told someone whose mother insisted her tiny baby should be sleeping through to stand outside the bedroom door when her mum was staying over and when she got up to pee in the night yell "OMG can you STILL not SLEEP THROUGH YET!?!" at her.

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    absolute classic - thank you

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    That is so funny!

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    Jas, thanks for the laughs. That is just a classic!

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    TOO funny. And loved the burp excuse.

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    You did indeed tell me that, Bec! I should have trained her better when I was a baby, reading this. (What is it with burps? DH is the same with this, commenting on taste. Must have been written by a male baby.)

    Sadly, DS's persistance has ended. He slept last night 10-7ish. Now let's see who can last out longest tonight!

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