Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Further to Hariz's sleeping pattern - Cry-it out method


Last night was the 2nd night Hariz slept through the night without waking up for feeding! That's a record! FYI, Hariz's sleeping pattern has been very predictable. Ever since he was 2 month old, his sleeping pattern was waking up for every 2 hours to feed. I kept telling myself that he will sleep on his own without waking up in the middle of the night eventually but he's 6 month and half now. He should be sleeping through the night! 

Anyways, I stumbled upon a blog of a mummy who did Cry-it-out method with her baby. Even though I've googled about this before but I dare not try it yet because I haven't really see or read real people doing it with their baby and works. Hats off to Mummylicious for doing the method and for the 1st time I feel like I had the strength to do it.

We started this method 2 nights ago on Sunday night (supposedly Saturday night but failed. I ended up picking Hariz up :P). A bit of the summary of what we did :

Night 1 (sunday) : At around 9.30pm Hariz fell asleep after I fed him. Slowly move him to his crib.Then I went downstair to watch tv and turn on the baby monitor. At 11pm, he woke up and cry. I didn't quickly go to him  like I always did. So me and Wan just hear him cries. 1st cry was more like whimpering. after 5 minutes, he started to slow down. Then he stops for 2 second and cry again. This time more like calling for me. No more whimper. It's been going on for 15mins. So Wan went to check him up because he will cry even worse if it's me. After while, about 11.30pm, he was wide awake. So I bf him again until 12pm. Finally he sleeps until 5am. He wakes up and I feed him again because this time might be he is hungry. He went back to sleep at 5.20 and wakes up at 730am.

Night 2 (monday) : He sleeps at 9.30 pm after feeding. (i fed him mashed potato earlier every night and bf him before put him to bed). I went downstair and switch on baby monitor again. He didn't wake up until 12pm when me and Wan are already in the room. He cries for 5 minutes and went back to sleep. me and wan was like 'yesss!!!!' He did wake up at 2am but I just stay on my bed and wait. Then he stops crying after 30 seconds. and wake up at 5am. again 8 hours of sleep might leave him hungry so I bf him and he go back to sleep and wakes up at 7am. 


We're gonna to this again tonight. We'll see how it goes. It wasn't easy at first but once I had done it, I couldn't stop halfway. I think Hariz has already picked up the sleep pattern. His timing on crying became shorter after 2 nights. I just can't wait for tonight :)

13 comments:

*Idina* said...

Wah! Good luck ida! ;)

::Ida:: said...

thanks idina!!!! :)

d.O.n.A.t said...

this technique maybe i should try.. tapi kena tabahkan hati i la.. kalau termampu..

nways.. good luck ida..

::Ida:: said...

hi donat. go read the blog link tu. very useful info. i've tried it n proves to work. :)

Mawar said...

i really should try this. Thanks for the info :)

tifa said...

I trained my baby since he was 3 month. He wake up only for bf for 5 minutes and sleep again without crying.

::Ida:: said...

mawar : no problem! sharing is caring! :)

tifa : really? wow. he's such a good boy!! hopefully hariz pon akan jadik baik soon :)

mar!ahaf!z said...

i had a hard time putting my baby to sleep sometimes. most of the time we co-sleeping. (hehe cos hubby's always away) but i do put her in cot.
and baby will cry for me few times a nite, but mama's too sleepy to wake up.. and baby wud play for a lil while.. until she feels sleepy again n get back to sleep. hehe..

::Ida:: said...

hehehe..maria.. maybe u can try this method jugak kot. i pon tengah try. tengok 1 week camne. hehe :)

nurul sss said...

it's called the ferber method...what you're doing is ferberizing the baby by letting him cry himself to sleep ...alaaaaaa..ciannnnn harizzzzz....jahat laaa idaa! it's cruel to let a baby cryyyyy!!! i don't think i have the heart to let a baby cry....adoi....how laa if i become a mom in the future?? i think i would naik nangis skali if the baby cries....;p btw you should watch MODERN FAMILY...comedy....FREAKING HILARIOUS!!! in 1 of the series there's this two gay couple tried to ferberize their baby...hehehehe.....awesome...i got the episodes till 11 jer so far...nanti amek laa

Mummylicious said...

happy to help, just blogging my experience with this tearing-your-heart method :P
im glad its working for you and finally you getting your much needed rest! we shall go through this journey of cry-it-out ferberised or not together! love your blog btw :D

http://mummyliciousdiary.blogspot.com

Shareen Mohd Saleh said...

I never tried this method, even with my 1st kid. Tak sampai hati-lah. Hubby says I'm too much of a softie with the kids. Not sure if I have the guts to give it a go. All the best to those who do though ^___^

::Ida:: said...

nurul : alaa.. awal2 tu mcm kesian jugak. plus hariz takde la cries his heart out. more like mengada-ngada. tak sampai few minutes he went back to sleep. and i was like rindu pulak dier. coz i spent less time at night nursing him. huhuhu

mummylicious : im sooo lucky to find your blog or else this will never happen and will be having sleepless night until forever! :P thanks mummy! lets do this 2gether!!! :)))

shareen : hehehe.. ive been wanting to do this since forever! :P 1st night was tough. always feels like 'ok maybe not tonight' but my hubby kept telling it's ok. he'll be fine. and the result is super!i never feels so energized and fresh waking up n going to work!!! :))