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Well - here is my story. I am in the US and took 3 months off after my DD was born. She was Colic - so needless to say - those 3 months were a challenge....right before I went back to work she started to sleep through the night....but with help. I found she always fell asleep in the morning (or back to sleep) to my hair dryer when I used it. So I searched the Internet and found a recording of a hair dryer and she uses it each and every night and it runs on repeat in the CD player. She sleeps from about 9 PM untl about 8-9 or 10 AM the following day (Depends on weekends or work weeks etc!) but she still wakes up during the night - but she also has like 4 paci's in the crib with her. Some she throws out and they end up on the floor - some she holds and others she might suck on for a while to put herself back to sleep and then spits it out. On top of that - 2 weeks after I went back to work she started to wake at night and I thought she needed to eat too - so I fed her - she was over the weight (about 13 pounds) for when they can sleep through the night with out eating and she got used to it. So after 2 weeks of being dog tired - I had to let her CIO and since then - she has never woken to eat again.....she wakes - moves around a bit and goes back to sleep. We have a routine and she knows what to expect. She has cut 4 teeth so far - gone through 3-4 growth spurts and still will not eat over night. I give her a rice bottle at night (though lately she hasn't eaten that either so the last time she eats is at 6-7 PM now) and she still sleeps through the night. I have created a routine that tells her she needs to sleep. Rarely does she cry now - and if she does - it's for a minute or two and she is back to sleep. She is great and still takes a great nap during the day 2.5-3.5 hours long every day. So - as much as it seems mean or not right for some to do - it stunk to do it myself (CIO) the first time. It lasted two nights (the second was much shorter than the first night) - I made it through it and we still are OK and sleeping. I was totally against the CIO also - please don't get me wrong- but I survived it - and she did too.....but now I know the difference if and when there is a small cry - she isn't hungry and isn't starving either (she is 22 pounds and 29.5 inches long) so she is doing great 95% for her age......but we did go CIO and remember that when a baby reaches the weight of about 13 - 15 pounds - they really don't need to eat at night anymore.....I know it's hard - but YOUR sleep is important too. You can be a better wife and mother -etc......I know I am.....
Good Luck and let us know how this one turns out.

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