Sleeping Through the Night

"Rock, nurse, wear her in a sling, pat her back."

"As infants they slept with me, and when they got older they did sometimes cry into sleep, though I would always check on middle-of-the-night cries."

"Usually nursing when they were little. Now a quiet bath, movie and a goodnight kiss usually work. They all sleep with a radio tuned into country music!"

"I always (go) to the kids when they cry. It just takes that one time for something to really be wrong and you'd miss it -- a fever; pain from a tooth; caught in the crib. I wasn't willing to take that chance. Many times I did sneak in on my hands and knees to see what the problem was without them knowing!"

"I have made the mistake of going into my (daughter's) at every whimper and it really caused problems....(To get them to bed initially) we try and have them play quietly or read a book to them."

"Nightlights so the total dark was not as scary. Talking to him just before bed and gradually lengthening the time between visits when he fussed about being alone."

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