Hi all, my dd has had sleep issues from about 7-8 months, she will be 1 in a couple of weeks and I am starting to worry, we would like to try for another baby but are concerned.
For the first couple of months I was really strict with not picking her up and keeping her in her cot to re-settle but I have also run out of steam and have resorted to co-sleeping when dd wakes in the middle of the night.
She wakes a few times and by about 4am I am so tired that I lay her down with me, any advice on how to get her used to sleeping on her own again??
She used to lay in her cot talk for a few minutes have a sook for a minute I would go in give her the dummy and she would fall asleep, now it got to the point where for every nap and bedtime I need to hold her for 5 min untill she gets sleepy then put her down in her cot. Day sleep is still ok (other then the holding) sleeps for 1hour or more for both naps.
Now that you know the situation any tips on how we can get her to go to sleep without being held and sleeping without one of us in bed in the middle of the night would be great, we would like smaller age gaps between our kids so it's almost time to start trying and I am really concerned about dd's sleeping habits, I just don't think I will have the time for it all with another child or the energy whilst pregnant.
Any help is much appreciate!!!!