I'm pretty sure we have this whole sleep training thing backwards. I thought the point was to train the child to sleep through the night, not to train the parents to function without sleeping through the night. Well, the Bug is 11 months old today and I'm sad to say that I can probably count on my two hands the number of times that she's slept through the night. She goes to bed around 8:30 and if she makes it to 5:30 then that's "sleeping through the night." I'm putting out a call for help because the RedHead and I are getting a little snippy about who has to get up with her...yes I'm a SAHM, but I didn't sign on for an 11 month sleep strike.
First, let me tell you what we have tried.
No really, we have:
-put her to bed while she's still awake
-tried to let her cry it out (she can cry for 2 hours...without stopping...and mostly without actual tears.)
-tried soothing her back to sleep without picking her up (she will scream and cry and then poop, so I have to pick her up and change her.)
-tried giving her a paci (blah, no go)
-feeding her...or not feeding her in the middle of the night
-cluster feeding before bedtime
We are at a loss as to what we should try next. Please tell me you have some tips! Pretty Please?!