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Chucklecheeks Tue 24-May-11 19:49:54

Can someone give me the basics please so that I can have a go tonight?


sweetuphoria Tue 24-May-11 20:06:05

In the baby whisperer book she says to wake then by gently shaking/prodding or whatever then give them a dummy or if they don't have one then shush/pat back to sleep. You're supposed to do this about an hour before their usual wake up time.

Chucklecheeks Tue 24-May-11 21:44:15

Thanks, going to have a bash tonight so fingers crossed. 4.30am starts are beginning to take their toll.


sweetuphoria Tue 24-May-11 22:07:15

Best of luck!

mewkins Fri 27-May-11 22:27:28

Hiya, no need to properly wake them. Just stroke their cheek lightly or move their blanket etc. They just need to stir and then take a deep breath in to start a new sleep cycle. Hth.

Chucklecheeks Sat 28-May-11 19:26:18

Thanks, made the error of waking him too much and could not re settle him at 4am! Will try again with the lighter touch xx

sweetuphoria Sat 28-May-11 19:43:30

Whoops sorry about that, maybe that's why it didn't work when I tried to do it!!

mewkins Sun 29-May-11 10:09:39

oh yes you need to be really careful...and watch out for creaky doors!!

Chucklecheeks Sun 29-May-11 19:30:14

Tried last night and instead of waking at 4.30 he went till 6am. I gentlry blew on his face till he sucked in and turned away. It was very gentle. I would have thought it was not enough but seemed to work.


Will try again tonight and update you.

CC xx

sweetuphoria Sun 29-May-11 20:04:04

Ooo nice one CC, good luck for tonight!

mewkins Mon 30-May-11 07:50:37

excellent! think the baby whisperer recommends 3 days in a row which is enough to change their patterns xx

Chucklecheeks Mon 30-May-11 10:29:45

6am again, I am getting giddy with all this sleep. I let him have a gurgle in his cot till 6.30 so had a half hour doze too. Lifeis grand!

Too good to be true me thinkshmm

sweetuphoria Mon 30-May-11 10:32:04


mewkins Mon 30-May-11 19:57:56

really good news! amazing what an extra hour or so sleep can do!

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