recently our lo has been taking longer to get to sleep.
tonight it was an 1.5 hour process, last night it was 2hrs.
for a while, i'd been able to feed and rock her to sleep, then put her in the crib.
but now i set her down and she cries. i don't feel comfortable doing the cry-it-out method. with that said, i let her cry for a few moments at a time, come back in to shhhsh, pat, calm her. i leave, she cries. after this goes on, i pick her up, rock her and the cycle starts over. part of me feels like i may need to just let her cry it out, but i'm not completely comfortable with that.
she only takes short naps during the day (like 3 or 4, 45 min. naps) and i wonder if this is affecting the nighttime.
the great news is, is that she sleeps through the night...and, i was able to move her bedtime from 10pm or later to 9:00pm or earlier!
wondering if anyone else had a hard time putting your lo down and then it got better. what did you do, not do?
omg my son is the same sleeps not much during the day but he sleep well at night what I tend to do is take him for a walk he loves it he nods off in his pram the fresh air knocks him strate out most times or just rap him up walm and hope for the best a nice walm bottle sometimes hellps
We read a book called Save our Sleep by Tizzie Hall, and started Dylan on the routines she recommends. ... Worked a treat, Dylan is now going to bed at 7pm and only waking once during the night (until 7am) for a feed. He now goes down with minimum fuss and doesn't wake up and not go back down now...He self settles.
we have always put LO down awake, sleepy (not overtired) and left to settle.
she has always been very good at this, only needing the occasional shhhh or pat on the bum (in bed) or even a muslin over her face, she likes to suck on it but wont take a dummy.
what I would say is try and get those 45 minute naps to last longer and you may find life easier. 45 minutes is never enough. My 18 week old does a long 3-4hr stretch every day from 10am and after 45 minutes she wakes, every single time. It is all to do with sleep cycles.
to start with I would quietly go in and start shhhhing again, maybe you could try a little cuddle, pat etc... and if you haven't left them to cry they should nod off again quite fast.
I have always found good quality sleep in the day works wonders for them and that break after 45 minutes when they are still drowsy might be a good place to start with the self settling...
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