Question on sleep
My daughter will be 8 months old on January 15th. I put her to sleep between 6:30 and 7 every night. I had tried to let her cry it out like many doctors say a couple of months ago. It took 5 days and after that i would put her in her crib after her last bottle and she would turn around hug her blankie and sleep on her own. Well that's a distant memory because she got sick and then started teething really bad so I didn't want to let her cry it out again. Now she sleeps with me rocking her in my arms and then I put her down slowly to not wake her. Sometimes she wakes up and I have to rock her all over again. It's frustrating at times but so much better than letting her cry it out again. That broke my heart. My husband says it works but I feel like it's mean. I would rather rock her.
Also how do you break that middle of the night bottle. She still wakes up at 2 am every night. Sleeps from 7pm -2am then 2:30am-7am.
As far as naps she sleeps in her stroller twice a day for about an hour to an hour and a half each nap.Wish I could change that but I guess if it works don't try and fix it lol.
I know its hard to listen to them cry but you must remember its always harder on us than them. I found setting a timer helped, I noticed she never really cried for more than 10-15 min which felt like years to me but in reality really isnt that long. Good Luck!
As far as the middle of the night bottle, they need to learn to put themselves back to sleep. So when he wakes in the middle of the night I usually wait a few minutes. I can typically tell after that if he is going back to sleep or really needs something.
Teething really impacts their sleep, so there may be more nights of inconsistency. Do what you feel is best for your child and if you aren't sure ask your doctor.
I did the cry it out thing w my kids and when I had to do it again it seemed easier like they knew.. But I would go in every 10 minutes.
Getting them to sleep was alright but the middle of the night was rough. I didn't have the energy to do it but I would rock them for a minute and then do it again.
It sucked. I'm sorry I don't have better advice except to say that they don't remember or are scarred from it.. We had some pretty brutal nights and both my kids, now 6 and 9 are happy and silly fun kids that don't remember anything.
As for the bottle. Same thing. Go down to half a bottle at first but then you prolong it... You may need to go cold turkey
But if I'm honest... I personally really don't see an issue with the bottle right now unless she's alert after.