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    Default Self settling...is it?? Help

    Hi all
    I'm hoping to get some help. I'm a first time mum to a 7 week old girl.
    At night she does 4 hour blocks. I generally put her down sleepy but not fully asleep if that makes sense. Her head hits the mattress of the bassinette and she is nearly asleep. A few min later I get into bed (bassinette next to bed) and she starts fussing and grunting and breathing loudly. After about 5-10 min (15 at max) she drops off to sleep.
    Asleep for 3-4 hours between bf.
    Silly question- is she self settling? Because she doesn't cry during this.

    In he day however day for naps however i put her down and she sometimes wakes up crying and I have to pick her up- usually after about 45 min.

    Could it be because I'm not in the room for day naps? Or The room is lighter. I'm just wondering where I am going wrong in the day and why she won't sleep like she does at night !
    Hope all this makes sense

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    Yes your bub is absolutely self settling overnight - well done, great for such a young age!

    It's common (from my experience anyway) for bubs to self settle overnight well before day time.

    My DS2 is 13wks and only just today self settled twice during the day after waking at the 30-40min mark. He cried out a few times but when I went in, I realised his eyes were shut again and he was doing it on his own, so I left him and it worked! Usually I've had to pick him up and help him back to sleep - so it was very exciting and I hope it continues!

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    Don't think that you're doing anything 'wrong' during the day. I also thought this but found it was quite common for bubs to 'catnap'. Dd would sleep unbelievably well overnight but only nap for 20-45min at a time during the day.

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    You can always see if she will resettle after the 45 min nap by some gentle patting or holding your hands on her tummy and rocking her side to side. A CHN showed me this. DS sleeps on his tummy but I helped him learn how to self settle by patting him. Now I lay him in the cot wide awake and he is asleep within minutes. Sometimes he makes a few noises as he settles himself.

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    I made the mistake of picking up my first bub during the day when she woke up at the 40 minute mark instead of letting her go back to sleep by herself. I've got a 7 week old now and he self settles day and night. I let him cry a bit but when he gets a bit worked up I give him a cuddle and he nods off. During the day I let him have a play after his BF and when he starts whinging I wrap him up, put him down and he usually nods off by himself. They are all different so don't be scared to try different things. My second is a dream... my first an absolute nightmare!

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    My 6 week old does exactly the same, he is so good at slleping during the night usually and have even had a few good 7 hour sleeps during the night, but during the day he will usually only get one good sleep in and the rest of the time is all small sleeps. I think it has something to do with the darkness and calm at night, not sure but thats what I think.


 

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