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    Default If your little one does not self-settle....

    What do you do to get your little one off to sleep for nighttime and day sleeps?

    How do you feel about/find this routine? If your fairy godmother offered you one wish would you change this routine, if so, how would you want it to be different?



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    Does for night but not day.

    Day sleeps I put in sleeping bag and sleepy wings, rock him and pay his bum till he nods off. I put him in the cot asleep.

    Don't know why he self settles at night but not in the day! He goes into his cot awake every night.

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    Default Re: If your little one does not self-settle....

    My ds is 2 1/2, i have to just lay with him, it can take 2 hours for him to fall asleep

    I would prefer him to fall asleep quickly or be happy alone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby star View Post
    My ds is 2 1/2, i have to just lay with him, it can take 2 hours for him to fall asleep

    I would prefer him to fall asleep quickly or be happy alone
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    Can I ask, have you always lay with him at night and rocked him in the day, since he was a newborn? I too wish for the same

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    KW 123...what a little champ your LO is...must get nice and tired at night.

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    My 19mnth old now goes to sleep in his cot with me sitting I'm the room. I now put my back towards him.

    4 months ago he was being rocked to sleep in the recliner with me, then transferred.... For all sleeps. Sometimes taking up to 2hrs.
    While I didn't mind, it caused issues when out visiting as he would not sleep, now so long as he can see me he is happy.

    It took some work but I am very anti cc for us personally.

    Our overall routine is a story or dvd together, him on my lap, we get his bottle and dummy, say goodnight to anyone that its around (he walks over and waves to each person) then we go to his room, change his bum, close curtains, music and nightlight on, he gets put in his cot and I sit on the floor turned away. He hands me his bottle when finished, puts his dummy in, rolls over and puts himself to sleep. It takes about 20 mins on average.

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    Shadowangel0205, can you tell me how you got the ball rolling on making that transition?

    Were there lot's of tears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert01 View Post
    KW 123...what a little champ your LO is...must get nice and tired at night.

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    Yep because he hardly sleeps at all in the day lol!

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    Default Re: If your little one does not self-settle....

    DS - he's 4 and I still lay with him every evening to get him to sleep and maybe bibberty bobberty boo and he wouldn't want it any more, but it is a lovely way to finish the day with my little big man who still needs his mummy to hold him to fall asleep when like at kindy I'm getting lucky if I get a hug and kiss goodbye!

    DD - she's 8months and if I could put her in her cot and just walk away that would be AWESOME!!!! I feed, rock or pat. Sometimes I just have to sit on the bed next to the cot and rest my hand on her and she goes to sleep. But if I walk out she flips. She wakes all night to feed. Ugh.exhausted.

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    We've been really lucky with all 4 of our daughters. I'm not sure if it had anything to do with being pretty strict on routine from birth or not. We always wrapped, layed them in their cot, put cot mobile on said nigh nigh and left the room.. Have done the exact same thing for all 4 and works a treat. DD4 is 8 months and as soon as her head hits the cot mattress she rolls it to the side and closes her eyes!!


 

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