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My Lullaby to Sleep Train My Baby

The most common question moms would get postpartum is does ur baby sleep in the night? Does he cry?

Thankfully, I had a YES in my answer for the first question. Its a bliss when your baby sleeps well in the night.

Sleep training is of utmost importance as this helps a mom from postparutm depression and a well slept baby is a happy baby. The question is how will you do this?

Remember, that for first two – three months of life a babies sleep is different to ours. they dont understand the difference between day and night. For the first forty days of Ks life, I didn’t bother much. I slept when he slept whether it was day or night.

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Between 5 and 6 months we had formed a good pattern. I kept trying different things to form a pattern and here I list down the things that worked for me.
I started following these when quite early but religiously when he was 3 months old.

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We had a fixed wake up time at 8:30 am. even if he woke up for a feed at 7:45, I would wake him up between 8:30 and 8:45 am. This helped me schedule my day.

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I avoided his evening naps as far as possible, if I allowed him to take a nap, I would try to keep it short and actually woke him up in half an hour max.

I would avoid diapers in the evening naps only to see him wake up with wet nappies.

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We had a set pattern for his night sleep. I would give him a wash, followed by cream massage, play some soft music at the background and feed to sleep.

I followed the night routine everyday without fail and in a month or so, he slept at the same time everyday only to wake up in the morning. Though he did wake up for his feeds. We also kept the lights dim, so that he knows its time to sleep now.

Pattern of the day:

I tried to keep a set pattern for his day. Wake up, play, feed, sleep and repeat.

There were days he wouldn’t sleep in the afternoon, but the baby carrier came to my rescue. I use to take him in the carrier and take some rounds in the house and tadaa maximum 10 mins is what it took for him to sleep.

So basically, I would like to say is there are different ways; keep trying different modes to achieve your best. Let me know in the comments below if any of the above works for you.

Also tell me, How did you sleep train your baby?

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28 thoughts on “My Lullaby to Sleep Train My Baby

  1. Not something I’d know personally of course, but maybe something some of my friends can relate to. 🙂 Though many I know have had odd sleep patterns because of their baby’s sleep pattern.

  2. very informative read for a mom to be indeed! Gonna share it with a friend of mine who is expecting, might be very useful for her.

    1. Oh plz do that.. I know how helpful this would be for her

  3. Because babies don’t know the concept of time, establishing these patterns for them can be very good. I have two boys and me and my wife actually took turns trying to get them to sleep but eventually they were more comfortable with their mother so we changed the routine to suit their style. This is a great start to the challenge!

    1. Thanks dear.. It’s so good to know the daddy played his role too

  4. Some insightful tips there. Would help new mommies for sure.

    1. Thanks

  5. Not much into babies and parenting so not sure how constructive my comment will be. I think its great you got to develop his sleeping routine so well!!

  6. My baby never slept full night until she was 1.5 year old. And now I know why. Because I didnt follow any pattern. I should have. Good your baby slept well.

    1. Oh mumma.. it might be super tough

  7. Setting patterns early on, makes it much easier to raise babies, as I found out the hard way. 😊

    1. True.. I was surrounded my moms on what’s app groups and their experience helped me

  8. That’s quite a good trick there. An informational post, maybe for the future 🙂

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  9. Thanks for the valuable information….Will be really helpful…

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  10. That’s informative post for the new mommies or mommies-to-be. Definitely share it with the friends and family.

  11. We have not yet sleep trained our 18 mo but we have started following a set routine through the day. These tips will help us once we start sleep training too.

  12. I am going to share this with my sister-in-law, my nephew doesn’t let me sleep in the nights LOL

    1. hahaha. I can understand ur plight. do share n let me know if it helps her

  13. Its amazing to sleep train. I have still not been able to do it.

  14. I did the same steps with my daughter and now doing with my son. For babies, repetition and consistency works well. I had been asked the same question number of times if he my kiddo sleeps at night. Touch would with both my kids, we never had sleepless nights.

  15. Thankfully I was successfully able to set a sleeping schedule for my daughters by the time they were 5 months old. Till then life was a roller coaster ride!

  16. This would be very helpful for new mothers.

  17. Oh man, my baby made me insane with er sleep routine for intial 3 months but thankfully after that things got better. This is such a helpful post. Sharing it with other moms too, i am sure it will be useful to many.

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  19. very informative post for new moms. absolutely sharing with a friend who had a baby few months ago

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