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    Default How do you put your 3mth old to sleep?

    I'm finding that my 3mth old is not going down to sleep during the day very easily.

    She gets all grizzly & fusses in my arms. She gets to the point where she's sounds so tired & let's out these long "waaas". But everytime I put her down in her cot she starts crying even more. So I pick her up & rock/pat etc until she settles down & we try again.

    When she does go down, she wakes or grizzles 40mins later. So ill go & get her & she is all smiles & stretches like she has had a big sleep! But she isn't hungry until about 20min later after we've had a little play. Then she gets grizzly again, so I think she's tired.

    So I'm not sure what's going on here. Am I missing her early tired signs & she is getting overtired? Is there something I should be doing different?

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    we boob to sleep at that age

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    I have always breastfed them to sleep at that age (and beyond.)

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    I used to rock DS to sleep at that age. Some days I got over him waking up as soon as I put him down so I just let him sleep in my arms while I watched TV.

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    On the breast or in my arms <3

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    I'm breastfeeding her to sleep at the moment and letting her sleep in my arms for one long sleep during the day otherwise it's a cycle of trying to settle her, putting her in her bassinet, having her wake up within minutes, resettling, putting her back down again, waking up etc so I just feed her to sleep on the couch to save my sanity!

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    I know after 1 1/2 - 2 hours awake she needs sleep so I wrap her and place her in her cot. I dont wait for her to get whingy, if i do she is harder to settle.
    She fights it with a whinge for all of 2mins and then out like a light. Today she sleep 2 hours.
    She used to cat nap 40min cycles and wake so I started wrapping her for the day and do exactly how we put her to bed at night.
    If she wakes up now during the day after a short nap I wait atleast 10mins before going in ( as long as she isn't crying hysterically) and I find she self
    Settles herself now and will sleep another 40mins.

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    I'm going through the same thing -some days. My DD2 is a cheeky monkey, some days she'll go down for all of her day naps no worries, other days (like today) she won't sleep unless it's in my arms.

    She won't feed to sleep either, ever. She gets all milky drunk at the end of some of her feeds but she's wide awake within minutes. DD1 would feed to sleep all the time so it's completely different second time around!

    I find that if I miss her tired signs and put her to bed a bit too late for her morning nap then that's where things go pear shaped and the rest of the day naps go out the window. It's amazing how much difference just makes.

    So yes, really keep a close eye out for bubs tired signs. Sometimes it's hard to pick them up. DD1 didn't really show tired signs till it was too late. DD2 starts yawning and then starts to get a little grizzly and I have to act quick to catch her in time.

    Best of luck, on the bright side enjoy those cuddles while bubby is sleeping in your arms

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    every day is different, some days i feed her to sleep, sometimes i rock her to sleep but i always have to hold her to go to sleep, some days she wakes up 30 to 40 min, but i found that if i give her a bit more food she goes back to sleep and she can stay down for an hour or two.


 

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