Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Is your baby NOT sleeping through the night?

Try the 'Ferber Method'!!! It works wonders! What is it? It's a proven method to help you and your baby sleep through the night. And for baby to learn to soothe themselves to sleep. Best when tried when baby is 4-6 mo. It helps to have a bedtime routine. That way baby will relate bathtime to bedtime. You'll want to be sure baby has been feed, diaper changed, and is tired. Give baby pacifier and lay him/her in their crib while they are still awake but tired. Walk out of room and make sure light is off and door is shut. Baby will most likely cry. Check up on baby in 5 mins to reassure them that they are fine and that Mommy is here. But DO NOT pick them up! You can touch them and give them their pacifiers but NO picking them up. Then leave room. Checking on them in 10 mins and then 15 mins etc...Everynight increase checking time by 5 mins. So the next night start checking up on baby in 10 mins. then 15 mins. It will be hard the first few nights but will get better. The goal: getting baby to sleep through the night, getting mom and dad to sleep through the night, and teaching baby to soothe themselves... I've now been using this method for over a month now and it's seriously been amazing! Sleep IS good! Knox now sleeps through the night and so does Mom and Dad! If you have questions or want to learn more just google the 'Ferber Method' and see for yourself how amazing this is! And you can google the 'Sears Method' if you think this is too harsh or what the heck compare the two and see what works best for you! Good luck!

4 comments:

Larsen said...

very interesting, glad you are getting good sleep!
kyle

Missy said...

I did the same thing, with both kids... works amazing!!! He is sure a cutie!!!

THE HENDRICKS said...

Wheres more pics of Knox? Its been forever:) I miss you, hope all is well. Were coming to Idaho at the end of June so we really need to hangout. Hope to see you and your baby soon!

nate and amy crandell said...

Hey Liz!!! I got your comment and was so excited I haven't heard from you in forever! How have you been?! Hope all is well, I wanna see more pictures of little knox too!