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    Default Unsettled and frequent wakings from 7-12pm - no cry sleep solution

    I'm following the no cry sleep solution book and I'm struggling with 7pm-12pm time when bubs wakes about 6 times as HATES being out of arms. I just don't know what this is all about, as she'll wake literally 10-15 mins after we FINALLY settle her (which took 90 mins last night- then she was awake 15 mins later!). Up until now she would fall asleep instantly in arms and sleep there till 10-11pm-ish when it was 'safe' to put her down.

    I don't know what to do next. Is this related to her only 40 min sleeps during day? She's only getting 1.5-2 hours TOTAL during day (at 4 months).
    Maybe I should focus on keeping her asleep longer during day which I can only do if she's walking in pram - I've stopped that as I'm trying to get her used to sleeping still as the ONLY way she'll ever do 2 sleep cycles during day is in arms or in a moving pram.


    What should I do next!?

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    I just came across your post and my 6 month old does a similar thing where she is up and down between 6 and 11, as well as ony getting 1.5-2hrs of sleep through the day in 40 min slots! I hate to say it, i am yet to have success in improving getting her down to sleep , and if its a phase its a long one! been going on for quite awhile!! I wish I had a solution for you, but all I have are hugs and sympathies.... and I hope for you that this passes If you do find something that works though.. I'd love to hear it!!

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    They say a good nights sleep starts the moment they wake.

    My boy would only sleep on me till 6-7 months old. It was great down time for us both and he got a lot of sleep. If she will only sleep in the pram then so be it. I honestly believe sleep creates sleep. Good luck

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    Sleep does breed more sleep especially in those early months. So do whatever to make and keep them sleep. My DD1 slept in the carrier or pram for daytime sleeps till 6mths and when on 2sleeps started sleeping in her cot.

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    I'm watching this thread, my 10 week old has huge trouble with that time period as well.

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    Ladies look up the 'witching hours', also known as the 'arsenic hours' or my favourite the 'ar$ehole hours.'

    It's common with babies around 3 months old and there are many theories. Babies are too tired/over stimulated at the end of the day.

    My bubba went through this for about a month. What helped us in the end (and I don't know if it worked or bub just grew out of it):
    - feed bedtime milk in a quiet dark place (I was doing it in front of the tv !)
    - hubby gave bub a a big bottle of expressed milk

    Good luck

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    I agree with Rose. The more sleep they get the better. We have had the issue you describe where she wakes 10mins after putting her down (usually when your first fork of dinner is heading towards your mouth) after taking AGES to settle. Getting some success with heated gel packs in her bed to warm the sheets before we put her down and white noise (we have the iPhone app "white noise" and put the phone next to her in airplane mode). Good luck!

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    My dd was like this ... It was a blessing as I had an 18 mo ... As long as they are putting on weight, wet nappies etc I wouldn't be worried


 

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