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Sleep through the night

Vierte sleeps beside me since we got home. He has a crib which was inherited from my cousins and a new one as well a gift he got when he was baptized. When Coy was home for the holidays he insisted that Vierte sleeps on his crib and not with us but I refused too since I can’t sleep well when he’s on the crib. I tend to wake-up every five minutes to check on him and when its feeding time i would have to get up and get him. With him sleeping beside me feeding time is easy, I just need to give him his “nanan” right there and there both of us lying in bed, I get better sleep but not that long deep sleep I wish I could have.

I haven’t notice though if he’s now able to sleep through the night as when I sense him moving I either give him a hug or feed him. It would be ideal if he sleeps in his crib though just so he won’t be dependent on me or tita or yaya for him to sleep. I would like that he learns to sleep on his own.

Yesterday, I had a chat with a office friend and mentioned to me that I can actually teach my baby to sleep through the night by himself. And so I googled “sleep through the night” and almost all of the articles available suggests a similar thing. I printed out a few and have Yaya Mich and Tita Badet read it and suggested that we should try it on the little man.

I tried that this morning for his nap, I laid him on the crib with his daffy duck. He was calm but was now wide awake on the first 5 minutes, after a while he was annoyed and started crying. Vierte’s not a cry baby so when he does people on the house panics a bit. Badet and I was in the room with him. When he cried I approached and rub his belly and hush him down but he just didn’t stop. I was heart broken hearing his cry so I gave in and got him out of his crib. He was still upset and cried a whole lot, but after I said sorry and promised that we sleep together for his nap he stopped and immediately slept in my arms.

Hay naku! Ewan if I get to do this. The articles emphasize not to give in on the baby’s crying but see I get hurt when I hear him cry..


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Hi, my name is Abigail a stay at home Mama of two LittleOnes and currently residing in Dubai, UAE since 2009. This is my little space online where I share activities, places we've been, food we enjoy and snippets of our daily expat life. ‘Cuddles and Crumbs’ is a combination of the two main things I share on this blog: cuddles (family) and crumbs (food).


  1. Liza's Eyeview says

    Oh this sounds so familiar. I went through this with my first born when he was a baby. I couldn’t do it. The second baby was easier.Each baby is different. Eventually all of them will sleep through the night.Thanks for your visit :)P.S. I love your family photos and the your baby’s photo in the frying pan 🙂

  2. Au Lim says

    hi gail! thanks for dropping by my blog. naku, since your baby is very young, now is the best time to indeed start a scrapbook. ok lang ang “pangit” (perception lang yan kasi vi-visual fatigue ka lang with your own work), ang important is that you have documented your baby and family’s development. besides, it takes time to build all the stuff you see “old” scrapbookers have. kaya simulan mo na at this time. do google ‘simple scrapbooking’ style, you might want to start out that way. have a great day!

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