Yeah it's the patience part we are struggling with...and we are not really sure where to put him so that we can ignore him and let him settle himself without disturbing us or the kids. If he's gonna cry all night I would still like my kids and hubby to sleep, I work part time from home so I can go to work in my jammies and dip my head in coffee from time to time lol
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I knew there was a 4th recommendation I forgot to post, I just remembered.
Make sure he's good and tired before putting him down for the night. This is the weekend, so it's the perfect time to start.
1. Give him plenty of exercise during the day, but allow him to nap as usual.
2. Starting after dinner, try to keep him active and awake.
Gibbs would start to tire around 7:30 and want to take a nap. I'd do all the following to keep him awake until bedtime.
1. Use my cell phone to call the house phone and the house phone to call the cell phone so the noise would wake him.
2. Open the front door to go outside.
3. Ring the door bell.
4. Open the refrigerator - Gibbs is highly food motivated and doesn't want to miss a food opportunity.
The goal was to make sure he was as tired as possible before bedtime, so he would eventually give up and go to sleep. It only took us about 4 nights, and each night the whining was less than the night before.