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NKd1165832325913 Wed 01-Aug-07 13:20:57

It might just be that we've been very very lucky; that the baby wouldve slept anyhow, but what we did was put the baby in a seperate room [Against the written 'advice' but it was either that or no sleep] and put her straight down and left her.
Since about 2 weeks she slept through the night, 1am to 9am, and from 4 weeks she slept midnight to 10 or 11am and still does at 8 months old.
- I think having the baby in another room helped us all to sleep, and leaving her, so she didnt get to rely on rocking etc to get to sleep.
I know some people find it hard to ignore any crying at all, but it can help to do so sometimes.
I don't know how parents cope with weeks/months of disturbed sleep, I'd snap after just a few days. I wish you all luck and hope you can get the sleep you need.

ruddynorah Wed 01-Aug-07 13:24:10

it isn't good for babies to sleep for such long periods at an early age, especially if they're breastfeeding. it may be good for you as a mum, but not necessarily for the baby.

lulumama Wed 01-Aug-07 13:25:46

what works for you is not always what works for others... i think some babies are just good sleepers, some aren't, regardless of what methods you try

however, sleeping 12 hours at a new born stage is not always that good....babies need to feed frequently, especially if breastfed, so supply keeps up with demand

cruisemum1 Thu 02-Aug-07 22:24:30

aaaagh! i read your post and was quite horrified. I am sure you are a loving and caring mummy but your method would never have been for me and my 2 lo's. We all feel like 'snapping' after a few days cos of exhaustion but i felt a primal need to be forever near my lo as much as he did and she did to me.

funnypeevesculiar Thu 02-Aug-07 22:27:06

I don't get people whose main priority with their babies is to get them to sleep as long as possible.

I'd rather have my cuddles, thanks

tryingtoleave Fri 03-Aug-07 07:01:18

I wouldn't be proud of myself if I got my baby to sleep that way.

popsycal Fri 03-Aug-07 07:03:44

Agree with all the other posters.
My 2 and a half year old still does not sleep, so YEARS of disturbed sleep - but despite that, I still would not have done what you did. It goes against all advice but mainly against my instincts.

popsycal Fri 03-Aug-07 07:04:11

Actually - just re-reading, I am not sure of the point of your post....

cruisemum1 Fri 03-Aug-07 08:26:58

surely this is a wind up? . if i re-read it looks like the poor child's hours are 12midnight to 11am????

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