How to Get Your Child To Sleep

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Who am I kidding, I have no idea how to get your child to sleep. I mean, for 4 and  half years we have been struggling with our Princess to get her to sleep well. And then, BAM, this week she now is sleeping alone, in her own bed, in her own bedroom!

We are amazed. Truly.

We didn’t do anything different. One night last week, I said, ENOUGH. We can’t all be in the same room. My Little Man is in our room in a co-sleeper so I put my Princess in her bedroom and told her she needed to be a big girl. And she did it.

We tried other times and failed, but this time it worked.

And I am so thankful.

Extremely thankful.

Thank you Lord!

My 5 Tips on How To Get Your Child To Sleep:

  • Don’t  breastfeed your  baby sleep
  • Don’t rock your baby to sleep
  • Swaddle your baby
  • Put your baby to bed awake but sleepy
  • Let them learn to soothe themselves to sleep

We made a lot of mistakes with our Princess and we paid the price. She was not a good sleeper and still has her moments of difficulty. So we are happy that our Little Man is sleeping well in his co-sleeper next to mommy.

What tips do you have on how to get your child to sleep well?

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Comments

  1. says

    You are doing great! All of your tips are ones I used with Thing1 and Thing 2. They both slept through the night with no problems at 8 weeks and have been AMAZING sleepers ever since! Keep it up LaVonne and you will see a big difference in your little man. You will enjoy the bit of freedom that sleep training allows for Mommy and Daddy ;-)

    • LaVonne says

      I should have done it with Isabella, but I hated to hear her cry. It thought we’d scar her forever if we let her cry. Our little man might cry for a a bit, but he will go to sleep pretty quickly if he is tired, fed, and clean.

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