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  1. #21
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    Thumbs down Re: 7 month sleeping pattern

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    Sounds to me like your a little OVERcharged...
    Sorry your an overly emotional and very sensitive person, and I'm glad that instead of beating your child you let him cry
    I think we have two different ideas in our head, and that's perfectly fine, this is every persons right. I happen to have a high tolerance as to how much I can take..not all do and I am sure that leaving their baby to cry is their last option~unfortunate, but better than the alternative you speak of. And BTW I did clarify that in my opinion it would be better to leave your baby rather then to abuse it..which it sounds like you did so kudos for you. Let's stop wasting this webpage on our meaningless bantering back and forth. Maybe you could take up boxing lessons instead?
    Cheers, too bad you couldn't take that persons advice about dropping this subject that got totally out of control..maybe now you can? I just had to reply once more since you thought I might hit my baby and you know nothing about me, again...I believe you are the one in need of therapy.. (and were probably abused as a child )
    We just and I am non-stop and we have always and now we are finding our groove with I can't believe it, but I am also and there's alot of going on with Annabella. This mama couldn't be more grateful for the two most important loves of her life, and my natural ability to instinctively follow my heart according to what I later learned as "Attachment Parenting"

    Gave birth to a beautiful little girl Annabella

    9-25-08



    Gave birth to a second beautiful little baby girl Brynleigh

    4-30-10

  2. #22
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    Red face Re: 7 month sleeping pattern

    P.S. Btw..
    No matter what idiotic, demeaning, and very Nasty comeback you shoot back with...I will not be replying, I won't even read this thread anymore. I have said more than I should have already on this matter and will say no further from here. What I said in the first place was MY opinion and that's what we all need to respect about one another..their own opinion. I have really really appreciated having this place to come time after time with my BF issues LO and I have had and I felt pretty upset on here tonight by the way you attacked me...so shame on you..and I guess shame on me for making a bold statement..guess it would have been better done in private so I didn't "offend" a certain few. Sorry for the trouble all.
    Last edited by @llli*mommyofanangel; June 15th, 2009 at 10:49 PM. Reason: Added something
    We just and I am non-stop and we have always and now we are finding our groove with I can't believe it, but I am also and there's alot of going on with Annabella. This mama couldn't be more grateful for the two most important loves of her life, and my natural ability to instinctively follow my heart according to what I later learned as "Attachment Parenting"

    Gave birth to a beautiful little girl Annabella

    9-25-08



    Gave birth to a second beautiful little baby girl Brynleigh

    4-30-10

  3. #23
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    Default Re: 7 month sleeping pattern

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*blue2000 View Post
    Just want to add that there is a middle ground between the CIO method and totally bending to baby's whims overnight...Pantley's No Cry Sleep Solution was an excellent compromise between myself (feeding whenever DS made a peep) and my DH, who leans more towards a CIO approach. Before enacting her strategies, we were going down around eight pm and waking four or five times before six am. Now, it's twice.

    We've also found a lot of success with a pretty consistent routine during the day.

    Up at six, nap by eight (1-2 hours depending on his mood)
    Play play play (lots of activity) til 1-2, then a 2-3 hour nap.
    Lots of activity in the evening (though we try to make it more mellow, with books, walks, etc), bed by 7:30 -8:00

    Then a wake-up/feed at 12-1 and 3-4.

    It's working for us right now...just wait until DS decides to change!!
    Hello mama! I have also been using Pantley's methods. I bought her book when DS was 3 months old. We were already way into a nursing to sleep association though, and i know that that is what is mostly behind his wakings still today. Ever since I purchased the book I have been very consistent with using the pantley pull off, but over the months have not been the best about consistently doing a bedtime routine. the weekends always throw us off!
    I have faith in this woman's ideas, I just sometimes don't know if I'll ever get there! ANd it really isn't too bad ya know. He is a good napper, just havin a difficult time consolidating his sleep over all...So anyways, my question is, Which ideas from the book worked best for you and your Lo? Was there a lightbulb moment for you when things just fell into place with your LO's sleep ?
    Hello! I'm Alayna, mama to Lennon Born November 18, 2008

    Peace!

  4. #24
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    Default Re: 7 month sleeping pattern

    I am always wary of anyone who believes 100% in ANY method without flexibility, whether it's CIO or AP. As a teacher I've seen that all of my students learn differently and have different needs. After reading Tracy Hogg's book The Baby Whisperer I decided to strike a balance with AP. Although I still nurse on demand and wear my baby in a sling during the day, I did transition him to crib in our room at night and put him on somewhat of a schedule. Remember, it's not CIO if you hold and soothe your baby, even if you don't do exactly what they want. I know my son's cues and I know when he is tired. However, he fights sleep, so I hold him and rock him while he cries himself to sleep. This only takes minutes. Now I am a rested and patient mama and he is a happy and jolly baby. After sticking to a routine, I can now put him in his crib for naps and bedtime most days without any crying. He is four months old.

    Here is his schedule. It is not rigid, as I do follow his cues and nurse on demand, but this is how it goes most days.

    6:00 A.M. wake and nurse, back to sleep
    8:00 A.M. wake and nurse, play
    10:00 A.M. down for a nap
    11:00 A.M. wake and nurse, play
    1:00 P.M. nurse
    3:00 P.M. nurse, down for a nap
    5:00 P.M. wake and nurse, play
    7:00 P.M. nurse, bath, reading, singing and rocking
    8:00 P.M. goes in his crib (Sometimes he talks to himself for awhile before falling asleep. I will ignore mild fussing for up to 10-15 minutes but pick him up and rock him if he cries).
    12:00 A.M. nurse (usually a "dream" feed)
    Then he sleeps for 6-7 hours!
    We made it one year!
    Loving
    and blogging about it all here

  5. #25
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    Default Re: 7 month sleeping pattern

    DS is almost 7 months.

    Up at 7-8am
    Nap 10-ish (30 min)
    Nap 1pm-ish (1-2 hrs)
    Occassional nap 4pm-ish (max 30 min)
    Bed promptly at 8
    But he wakes up at least 2 times every night and lately a lot more because he has a cold & is teething.


    I would just like to put in my two cents that I don't think that ANY one single parenting decision is going to permanently damage your child. CIO is just not going to be that traumatic; kids are pretty sturdy, especially if they are in an otherwise living, supportive environment. If you have to do that for your sanity, so that you can be more engaged with your child during the day, more energetic & enthusiastic, your child will be ok. The more important thing is your long-run parenting, who you are and what you do with your child day in and day out.

    There is not one magic thing you can do to automatically be an awesome parent or a terrible parent (I mean, obviously there are terrible things people can do to children, but I assume nobody here is contemplating real child abuse).

    Also, every child is different and just because a child needs more affection than average doesn't mean they were traumatized. Some people are just less emotionally independent than others and that is OK. It is not a defect, it is a trait.
    Mom to Jack 11/27/08 (Our Thanksgiving Baby!)




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