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As much as i hate to admit it, I rather enjoyed my son's sleeping habbits when he was just born rather than now. Going on 6 months and 12 days, he has decided that he is going to wake up three times every night and cry himself to death. I have no idea if it's because he is bored, or because he just wants mommy. I feel like I am doing everything right...
I give him a bath every night, so that it sooths him to sleep. I feed him baby food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day (6 oz bottles inbetween if he gets overly fussy because he wants his milk). I change his diapers every time his little rear end gets wet. I play with him for hours in his bouncer, on the floor, and just holding him. Am I doing something wrong that makes him stay up at night? He is a VERY happy baby, but every time I leave for a split second it's cry me a river. When i try talking to him from afar he's all smiles and giggles. I look down to wash dishes, and he just wont have that.
I can't give him my full attention every second of every day. And between all that, he only takes two naps a day (which only last from 25-30 minutes). How is this munckin not tired!? I would appreciate some advice. I've tried everything from buying him new toys, to taking him with me even when I vaccume. Am I a bad mother? Am I spending too much time with my child? Personally I don't think so, but sometimes I wonder if Im just making him a mommys boy. (Although it can't be helped since his father is out to sea every month).
I higly recommend the book, "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child." It worked wonders for my second son, and noe I am using it for my third!
I just want to tell you that you are not alone. I totally understand. My son is 9 months old and he is still not sleeping through the night. He wakes up at least 2 times at night. My breastfeeding support group said that it's probably because he is going through a growth spur. I just know exactly what you are going through. I feel so sleep deprived. My older two children were sleeping through the night at 6 months. So I think every baby is different. Good Luck!!!! So don't feel bad there are other moms that are going through what you are going through. If you need someone to talk to just e-mail me. Let me know how it goes.
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