If your baby won’t sleep through the night, I’d like to offer a virtual hug and a round-up of tips I hope might help, from the dark, recent days of my own baby-induced sleep deprivation.
At a few weeks old, LP would often sleep 6 hours a night, from 12am to 6am. “I can handle this”, I thought to myself.
But at 3 months old, he began waking every 2-3 hours, or less. It felt like torture. So I tried almost every idea I could find: consulting books, internet forums, other parents and health visitors.
At 9 months old, LP started sleeping through and now happily sleeps 12-13 hours a night, with one 1.5 hour nap during the day.
All babies are different and many say that they’ll just sleep through when they’re ready, but there was one tip that I felt made a difference for us. Read on to find out what that was. Here are the results of everything I tried.
1. Breastfeeding back to sleep
Sleeping in the baby wrap…but not at night