No sleep, no sleep, no sleep!

As far as I knew I was handling baby J quite well. Yes, people did say ‘Let her cry sometimes.’ ‘Don’t be so readily available.’ I just thought it’s been seven months since she was born and no one has heard a peep out of this girl. She’s a good baby so why should i let her cry? If someone had elaborated as to why crying is good for her I would have understood. The fact that you’re older and have more experience means nothing to me if I’m being completely honest. So here I am now, three months on from the time I made this claim. I haven’t had much sleep in the past three months. I don’t think this counts as sleep for poor Jana either!

I’ve read every website, every article, every piece of parental advice there is on how to sleep train your baby but i just haven’t had the strength to put it into action. I had a real conversation with my husband (which doesn’t happen often) where he said a few things that calmed me down about this whole situation. I think I’m as ready as I’ll ever be (praying constantly to God that it’s as painless or even tearless as possible!).

For now we’ve got a holiday to look forward to in a days time (yay?) we can sleep train once were back, right?

6 thoughts on “No sleep, no sleep, no sleep!

  1. AprilEsutton says:

    Everyone has advice. They mean well, and maybe they know something. I couldn’t just let my babies cry, and sometimes they just wanted to cry. I never knew why, could not comfort them, and I ended up crying also. Everyone slept afterwards. Good luck.

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    • Sara I Saqib says:

      I feel like as time passes I’m getting used to it anyway and in the end well have a routine that works for us! I really should listen because in hindsight it always makes sense. Thanks for sharing your experience April!

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    • Sara I Saqib says:

      Aarzoo ur lucky u lasted til 7 months jana only slept through the night until 4months mashallah yahya is a good baby but yes brace urself! Haha u never know when they change theyre minds haha

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  2. Naz says:

    This is what worked for me. the nurse told me this when I went to get my little one’s vaccination at 2 months. I had the same story . I was a literally a zombie by then. She said set up a routine every night. Give her a warm bath- keep the lights dim- massage oil/cream- warm milk -play some soft music. It took a while but at about 4-5 months she was sleep trained. She knew if she is getting a bath and massage it was time to sleep and she started sleeping all night eventually. Hope this helps. Hold on there it gets better. X

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    • Sara I Saqib says:

      Thanks naz, she seems to have phases which im guessing is due to teething and everything that comes with babies! Right now its better. I opted out of sleep training in the end!!! Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

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