Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cry-it-out method : Night 3

We did it again last night and below is the summary for the night :

Night 3 : 8.30pm, feed Hariz with mashed potato for dinner. Usually he will get sleepy and yawn few times while we feed him and gosok-gosok mata. but only at 9.30pm I carry him to our room and bf him before put him to sleep in his cot. At 10pm, he wakes up and cries for 10minutes and stop. I went up to check on him and he was fast asleep. I went back downstair and he cries again at 10.15pm. It was brief. Tak sampai 1 minute he stops. I went to check on him again. He's  asleep. I think it went on for 2-3 cries until he finally settled. I was so overjoyed that this method really works! I should have done it sooner! :P

I think he did wake up again around 2 or 3am but he settled himself down in less than 20 seconds. Of course everytime he cries and went back to sleep, I will go and check on him to make sure he is ok. 
Finally he wakes up at 5am and I pick him up and nurse him. Kesian sayang mama lapar kot. 8 hours of sleep mesti dia lapar kan? (that's what I thought). He bf for 10 minutes and went back to sleep and wakes up at 7.30am. 


I must say I never feel so fresh and energized when I wake up. I know this method may sound cruel to your baby but mummy needs a good rest so I could work , be healthy to care for my family and keep my insanity :)

10 comments:

ICA said...

Ida, this method is not cruel...it's just that our society jarang buat macam ni..I'm guessing maybe asian culture kot... But kalau in the west, it's a norm kan. Try it for a few more days..until your baby is used to his routine..then u'll be able to enjoy uninterrupted sleep :)) Babies kan thrive on routine. All the best..

::Ida:: said...

thanks ica! itu la in us this thing normal kan. we will try this untill he doesnt wakes up at night anymore! :)i hope this works!

zy alyas said...

ida...kekadang bb meragam/menangis ni disebabkan mslh kembung perut...

::Ida:: said...

itu laa.. but i think in my case ni, hariz saje ngade2 nak mama dia. biler tak dapat, dier pon mcm 'alaa.. mama ni tak paham pulak. uhh ngantuk tido la balik :P'

Mawar said...

i tried this last nite. To my surprise, Azfar slept at 10 hohoho. Well, after like 20 mins terpaksa menabahkan hati dengar jeritan dia. And he only woke up at 5.30. Legaaaaa

Selama ni pukul 11 atau 12 baru nak tido..

::Ida:: said...

really mawar? that's good! kena tahan dengar nangis tu.. lama2 okla dia :)

p!nkerton said...

whoa looks like it works on hariz! ;) kna train them kan, especially for working mommies like us. takkan nak pegi keja mata mcm panda kan huhu..
in my case athirah mmg sleep thru the whole nite so lucky me ;)

::Ida:: said...

ayo makcik. lucky uu!!! hariz ni baru nak kena train dia. dia boleh je nak tido tru the night tapi saja dia.. nak ngada2 ngan mama diaa...

ella said...

this is very goood!

my baby on the other hand, dulu2 kalo terjaga dia just merengek2 je. but now sejak dah semakin besar, kalo dia terjaga tgh mlm dia terus duduk pastu melalak menitik2 air mata kesedihan mcm sedih sgt la kena tido sorg2 dlm cot. (pdhal sebelah katil je). angkat terus diam. haish!!

tapi kan hakikatnye, i tido mmg tak lena even if my baby tak bangun. ntah la, it's like my brain is not fully switch off at night. "baby-cry-alert" mode is always on even when i asleep.

::Ida:: said...

ella : alhamdullillah skarang hariz hardly bangun malam. sometimes once je. and he has new crying pattern! menjerit macam org kena apa tah.. sampai i pon jadik panick! dh besar nk mcm2 plak perangai diaa... :P