Lollipop165: The morning of my first day home (also as a Bronx newborn) my parents woke up at 8am in the morning and ran to my crib thinking I was dead. I was just sleeping. I never had a problem sleeping as a baby.Still don't.
God Is My Co-Pirate: My eldest (now 4) didn't sleep for the first few months unless she was held upright, in our arms. Every time we'd start to nod off or try to slip into a semi-reclining pose, she'd wake up screaming. I'm convinced that sleep deprivation escalated my PPD.The first time she slept through the night? Christmas Eve. Best present I've ever had.
LeroyBourne: I've never understood that, ok, we're gonna tape a bunch of shiat and tubes to your face, ok, niiiighty. I understand it serves a purpose, you'd just think they would somehow simplify it.
StaleCoffee: Yeah. That never ends well. It's kinda like the White Castle scenario. Every few months we try it because we don't remember how badly it ended, or figure THIS time it will work out. Then there's a few days of haunted faces, occasional hitching sobs and throbbing temple veins, and usually a new appliance or furniture purchase.The problem is he gets bored and lonely and has some seriously bad ADD, which in our case translates to: consequences mean nothing. He can lose video games and TV for two weeks, then the day he gets them back lose it again for the same damn thing. Other behavioral training type approaches work much better but at 3 AM after being woken up every 20 minutes and not getting laid for a week because your 10 year old keeps farking knocking on the bedroom door, gentle and brilliant parenting is *really farking hard* to maintain and a GO THE fark BACK TO BED OR I WILL PILE YOUR WII GAMES ON THE GRILL AND COOK THEM FOR BREAKFAST RIGHT NOW can slip out.Sticking to a rigid, consistent schedule is as much for our sanity as it his for his development.
Arthur Jumbles: Instead of having the kid sleep away from the parents in a crib have them sleep in the parent's bed.
MrPleasant: Huh....first kid would always wake up at least once during the night until he was about 2 years....maybe slept through the night once or twice. Our 8 month old has maybe slept through twice so far. Didn't know this was unusual...
cgraves67: The Stealth Hippopotamus: Pity them.Blame them, for it's a behavioral problem and behavior can, and should be modified by discrete parenting. The doctor even proscribed a behavior modification for treatment.All too often behavior problems are either caused by the parents or not fixed because of a lack of resolve on the part of the parents.
jennyz: Veler suggested to Stella that she place many pacifiers around her daughter's crib, so that when Haley wakes up, she can more easily find the pacifier herself and learn to put herself back to sleep.How the hell did they not figure that shiat out on their own??
Lee451: The next night you can't get to sleep, think about this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatal_familial_insomnia
queezyweezel: brap: Well maybe if that baby hadn't done so much got damned COCAINE she wouldn't have a deviated septum. Had a similar issue with brap jr. until we started bottle feeding him Nyquil.Nyquil? What the hell is wrong with you? Benadryl is for babies. B. Baby.
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