My almost 5mo DD is a great sleeper. She self settles for her day sleeps and sleeps through from when we put her down at night until 7am on the dot.
BUT...it takes 1.5-2 hours to get her to sleep at night!
Is this just a part of having a baby? Did anyone else struggle with this? How did you figure it out? What tricks do you have to get your baby to sleep?
We have a daily routine which is a combination of Tizzy Hall and a few other ones, I just basically figured out what she was already doing and fine tuned it. She has been self settling for her day sleeps for almost 2 months, today she even went down without a peep!
But when I put her down at night in her cot she screams her head off! I cannot get her to self settle. I have to rock, pat and shush for what seems like forever. When she falls asleep I hold her for 20mins or so before putting her down, but she wakes up 5 mins later and I have to do the cycle all over again. I usually have to do this 3 times. I feed her if she seems hungry but this only puts her to sleep for a little while.
I need your help on how to help her to sleep!