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Old 12-26-2006, 08:58 PM   #1
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How do I get her to sleep without me?

Emma has always been a good sport about sleeping. I nurse her to sleep, and then she stays asleep for at least a good 4+ hours. Giving me time to get my housework done, and spend some quiet time with hubby.

But this past month, she has decided she will NOT sleep without me. She can be sound asleep, but 5 minutes after I get up she is wide awake and SCREAMING! I go back upstairs, and the instant I climb into bed she rolls over, snuggles up to me and is right back to sleep.

I love cuddling with my girl; but its leaving me with zero time for anything at night. I cant do the laundry, dishes, or sit and watch tv with my lonely husband (lol).

The other night was the worst. She woke up SEVEN times within 5 minutes of me leaving the room. I finally got so fed up I just put her in her carrier and carted her around for 45 mintues while I did things. But then by the time we all went to bed it was close to 11pm.

Anyways, any ideas? The one time we tried the CIO method, she just screamed BLOODY MURDER for 20 minutes until at last I caved in (amidst many tears) and scooped her up.

I need help!

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Old 12-26-2006, 09:03 PM   #2
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My DD either needs me or to be swaddled. If she is swaddled then she is safe and secure and I can get back up after I nurse her to sleep. If she is not swaddled then she wakes up when I get up almost without fail. She does fuss at first when I swaddle her for about ten seconds then she calms down and is ready to nurse.

I'll be watching this thread for other ideas too.
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Old 12-27-2006, 07:48 AM   #3
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My DD wont be swaddled. She absolutely hates it. Always has. Which is sort of a shame (lol)
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