Thanks everyone! We are not so bothered about doing it but she fights it so much so when family are looking after her they always struggle and she ends up really upset. She is better at night but still sometimes fights it.
She will go in the pram on a bumpy surface or in the carseat if car is moving sometimes but sometimes it goes the other way there too
Yes we have a baby carrier so maybe could pop her in that and jiggle. Have tried darkening the room but not actually black out so maybe worth a try thanks. Thanks kaths101 will check that out.
I Rock, giggle, breastfeed, breastfeed leaning into the car seat, walk him in a sling whatever he needs at that time to sleep. He's nearly 9 months. He can't self soothe except occasionally when he wakes in the night. He needs help to switch off. And I'll do it until he doesn't need it anymore. He's 24lb of cuddles!
My 20 month old has never self-settled for a nap. She's fab at night but in the day she doesn't want to miss anything. If she's comfy and tired and starts to nod off she'll actually get up to stop herself going to sleep! We don't bother now but when she still REALLY needed to nap, we rocked her in the pushchair. I BF my 3 month old to sleep.
I think you just need to do whatever works for you and your child
We rocked him to sleep everytime until around 7 months and one night he was just HATING being rocked so put him down in his cot and he went to sleep and has done ever since. Hopefully your LO will be the same, i do think that they get there in their own time and will outgrow it themselves in most cases.
i rocked and fed to sleep till my LO was 10 months. One day he stopped falling asleep on the bottle but i carried on rocking once he had finished his bottle. Then a few weeks later it started to take AGES to rock him to sleep, i was in there 1.5 hours the one night rocking him. So the next night i put him in his cot after his bottle, he was wide awake. I was expecting hours of tears but nope, after 20 mins and 2 resettles (laying him down and rubbing his back for 1 min) he was fast asleep. The second night i only had to go and resettle once and by the 3rd night he just went to sleep on his own My LO had been trying to tell me he was ready We still rock at nap times and i will do this until he no longer wants/needs it. From my experience your LO will let you know when they no longer want/need something.
I woud have carried on until he was 5 if he had wanted it
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