This is what a nursery nurse said to me today whilst Ellie was in a creche and I was on a first aid course (same building). She was there for 2.5hours but was due a nap and at 11am I peeked through the window and could see they had popped her down in the pram and left her to get to sleep. Ellie is a high need baby when it comes to sleep and at home we walk her to sleep in a darkened room so I knew it was going to be tough for them. Especially as this is the first time she was left with anyone but my husband. She wasn't upset and someone kept checking on her and pushing the pram every now and then. They had reassured me that they would come and get me if she got distressed. So I decided to leave them to it, afterall Ellie starts nursery next weeks and needs to learn to sleep for other people. ANYWAY, after the course I went to the creche to collect her. And the poor lady tasked with getting Ellie to sleep looked exasperated, Ellie had just got to sleep and she greeted me with "I've never known a baby like it. She never stops moving!". This is very true, since she was ~8 weeks old she spends 99% of the day moving, even when drinking a bottle she cuddles up but keeps at least one leg jiggling at all times. My mum says I was lively but not to the extent that Ellie is... I laughed it off at the time (secretly seething that the 8 month old boy's mum was being praised for how easily her LO got to sleep - "just popped him on the pillow, and off he went!"). But since I've got home it's bothered me a little bit - is Ellie TOO lively? So basically, after all that, I want to know if there are other mummies with babies that are lively, exceptionally lively i.e. never ever cuddle, never sit down, never calm unless they're asleep? I'm not exaggerating with Ellie, she never stops, even when we're walking her to sleep, sometimes I have to pin her legs against my body so they can't move and she can concentrate on going to sleep - she usually replaces the moving with a groan instead! Or is Ellie unusual?!