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    Default Save our Sleep and Preemies

    Has anyone used Save Our Sleep with a preemie baby? If so did they use their actual age or corrected?

    My LO is 7 weeks actual (2 1/2 corrected) and I want to start on the routines from SOS but not sure which ones to follow (the 6-8 week or 2-4 week)

    Thanks in advance!

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    Please stay away from Tizzie Hall, she is revolting. If you're having settling or sleep issues you'd be much better off contacting Tresillian or Karitane.
    My twins were prem and I just found a routine that worked for us.
    7 weeks old is still so young, especially only being actual age.

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    I don't have advice on premmies but I did SOS and absolutely loved it!!! I started my 5 week old DD on it when she was 3 weeks old and today she takes herself off to sleep, sleeps 5-6 hour stretches at night (not every night) and has 3 sleeps a day ranging from 1 hour to 2.5 hours. She hardly cries at all since on this routine. I don't do the strict feeding routine as I mainly demand feed but I can't recommend her self settling techniques enough!

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    I wouldn't use SOS on a 2 week old.

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    I wouldn't use SOS at all, let alone in a newbie, especially not on a premmie who (correct me if I'm wrong??) can benefit the most from gentle and responsive parenting given their difficult start to life.

    Best of luck to you and your precious bubba, sleep issues are rough all round!

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    There are other ways to teach self-settling and routine that are much more gentle than TH. Honestly, some of her advice is nuts. You'll send yourself nuts trying to stick to her strict routines too.

    Try Babybliss by Jo Ryan or even Tracy Hogg's books.

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    Sheesh such harsh posts. OP like anything you take what you need and discard the rest. I didn't agree with all of the methods so used what worked for us. If you like SOS then give it a go. You can only try. My DD was a fussy crier who hated sleep when I started her on this. We were both miserable from lack of sleep. She is now in 2 short weeks a very happy baby that loves sleep time and I can honestly say she doesn't cry. Not even when she's hungry. She knows her needs will be met so no need to cry. At least that's what I reckon
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    Thanks FTM all I was looking for was some guidance.

    I know there are lots if baby sleep books out there but am happy to try all of them and find what works best for us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstTimeMummy2012 View Post
    Sheesh such harsh posts. OP like anything you take what you need and discard the rest. I didn't agree with all of the methods so used what worked for us. If you like SOS then give it a go. You can only try. My DD was a fussy crier who hated sleep when I started her on this. We were both miserable from lack of sleep. She is now in 2 short weeks a very happy baby that loves sleep time and I can honestly say she doesn't cry. Not even when she's hungry. She knows her needs will be met so no need to cry. At least that's what I reckon
    How old was your daughter when you started?

    I don't agree with letting a 2 week old baby cry themselves to sleep, which is what it says in the book.

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    You will get LOTS of dislike towards Tizzie Hall on this forum.

    I personally believe if you use the bits out of her book you like and discard some of the other stuff (demand feeding) etc you would be ok. HOWEVER I would 100% recommend waiting until your bubba is at least 6 mths old before you try any form of self settling xoxox

    And I would not feel comfortable doing it on a bub under that age x


 
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