My 6 mo used to self settle during the night. She never did it during the day or the very first time she was put to bed, but for some reason did it during the night .... until four nights ago she has done a backflip and is sleeping terribly - and will not self settle at all!
We have been through periods where she woke up to 4 times a night but I was able to cope as all I had to do was feed her, burp her and put her back down. Now she just screams. She had her immunisations last week, she could also be teething and I think she may be going through a bit of separation anxiety.
I intend to try again tonight to see if she'll fall asleep on her own but I'll probably end up rocking her to sleep (again!) or bringing her into bed with us (which I really don't want to do as I can't sleep with her in bed!). I'm worried about letting her cry too much as (a) I can't do the CIO technique and I'm not knocking anyone that does (I'm just a big softie and it breaks my heart to hear her cry) and (b) we have another LO that we don't want to wake up.
Has anyone else gone through this and did their LO eventually go back to normal - and if so, what did you do to help this? Were you consistently putting them to bed to self settle or did you give them lots of cuddles until they got through their fussy period? I think we've been through a Wonder Week recently so I can't blame that either!
Any suggestions would be gratefully received! Thanks in advance!