Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.
Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.
Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.

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  1. Kristin says

    What about babies that don’t get drowsy?! My first still talks and talks and moves around and then bam asleep. My 1yr old is the same! They are either awake or asleep. I have tried and tried but if I don’t put her to sleep then she doesn’t sleep. My son was the same way until 2 1/2! He goes to sleep by himself now but is still talking and singing and reciting books right up to the second he’s asleep. They are very bright and I think have trouble shutting their brains off. If I put baby down awake at all she is up and ready for the day. And that after trying for 40+ minutes to get her to sleep. It just doesn’t seem worth it anymore!

    • Nicole Johnson, Founder and Lead Sleep Consultant says

      @Kristin Some babies are like that and for those babies, we typically stick to the routine and then put them down awake. With enough repetition and consistency, they typically learn to fall asleep from an awake state. It might take several weeks, so while 40 minutes might seem like a lot of time, you may need to give her longer and more days in a row to see progress. And, make sure her room is very dark. Good luck!!

  2. Stephanie says

    I started sleep training my baby at 4and half months old using ferber method and put him down drowsy awake. He was doing great after the 3rd night fell asleep on his own. If he woke up at night it would take less then 10 minutes he would fall asleep on his own and i would feed him at 2am but he would wake up at 530am.
    He then started rolling on his stomach while sleeping and wouldn’t wake up and i would do a dream feed at 3am he would wake up 6am.
    That was great until he started waking.up when rolling. I started putting him down awake.on his stomach. He falls asleep no problem but he now wakes up at random times during the night. I still.use ferber method but it took him 1 hour to fall asleep from 1245am to 110am to waking up at 4am..which i gave him his feeding He then woke up at 7am
    What do i do? I want him to go back to waking up once a night anytime after Why is this not working anymore.

    • Janelle Reid says

      Hi @Stephanie, thank you for writing to us. I’m sorry that the method that was working so well hasn’t been working as well recently. Hang in there! Here is a link to a sample schedule for a 4 month old so you can check and make sure the daytime sleep doesn’t need to be tweaked a bit (as this can be a factor in night time sleep):
      You’ll see that at this age you may still need 1-2 feedings, so even if he was doing 1, if he went up to 2, that would be ok too since he is being so much more active with the rolling he may be using a bit more calories than he was before.
      If you need more help let us know! Feel free to contact us directly at [email protected] and we can help more from there!