Baby won’t sleep through? 14 tips to try & what worked for us

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

Baby won't sleep through

Sleeping in the baby wrap…but not at night

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Weaning Tip: Save money on baby food freezer trays

Baby food freezer trays alternative

Forget baby food freezer trays: freeze the portions you need and save them in ziplock bag

There are all kinds of products for all stages of baby’s development out there. All kinds. Plus a lot of advertising to convince you that you need those products. However, not all of it is as useful as it claims and if you are like me and not very good at finding storage solutions, you might want some tips on the things you can avoid.  Well here’s one – there is no need to buy little plastic baby food freezer trays.

These are the types of things I am talking about:

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