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Any ideas to help my baby sleep

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
Hi, I have a 6 month old and im currently weaning her of the breast and on to bottle (she has 4 teeth OUCH) and i have never been able to put her down during the day

She will be absolutly knackered and cry about it but wont sleep unless shes on me. As soon as i move her shes up. Its pretty much the same for night times except il probably get a few hours before she wakes up

I just wondered if any1 has any tips on getting her down!

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posted 1 decade 6 years ago
Have you introduced solids yet? (maybe she is hungry for food now) Or you could offer her water when she wakes at night- she will soon get bored not getting what she wants.

As for only sleeping when she is on you, have your tried the the controlled crying method? I used it for Joseph. I would leave him 2 mins and return to the room and lay him down (say night night) then leave him 5 minutes and go back and do the same as before, then 10mins and return to the room and lay him down but NO talking and then I would leave him 20mins (but never longer than that) It seems harsh (and feels like it at the time) but it worked for me as I knew he was ok and he was just learning something new. he soon learned to settle himself to sleep

Day times were never a problem for me- Joseph would sleep anywhere. But maybe when she has sussed nighttime and getting herself to sleep they day time will become easier.

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
Have you still not heard anything from the HV hun?

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
it sounds harsh, but as long as she is safe in her cot, a bit of crying wont do her any harm, does she have a musical toy you could put in with her?

i would start putting her down before she falls asleep and let her self soothe, she'll soon get used to it and its better for all concerned if she can x

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
I had a great book called the no cry sleep solution by Elizabeth Pantley, i can't stand to leave a baby to cry, I know it does them no harm but it does me.

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
hayden wont sleep away from me (well someone just normally me) when he does hes on hes on his side and very unsettled.

ive asked nursery nurse for advice, shes suggested twist a towel round and put it round his head (like the things u get on pushchair or carseat). or swaddle him up, hayden doesnt like his arms in tho so swaddle from under arms. just things to make him feel like hes being cuddled.

hope this may help for you so far havent for me.

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
ive just found a blanket i got for casey and have tried it with hayden and it seems to have worked. its called a baby sac.

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