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    Default Self settling and sleep routine HELP

    My Daughter is 7mths this month and I need help advice on helping her get to sleep on her own. I'm breast feeding and want to get my daughter out if the habit of associating breast with sleep time. What's your advice do I feed her as normal then put her in her cot when I see she is getting tired? Then do I let her cry until she falls asleep her self. Or do I do it completly different so she doesn't associate food with sleep? What are the pros and cons if mixing? I'm a single mum so I don't have help but want to go and study so she will be put into day care and want to make sure she can self settle by then. Thank you.

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    Have a look at the Tresillian website, they have great age appropriate and realistic settling techniques which worked excellently for us. My now 18 month DD goes to bed twice a day and at night with just a kiss.

    We've occasionally had to cry it out (CIO) but those instances are few and far between and have more to do with external stresses (illness, different environment etc). The Tresillian technique is a soft controlled crying technique with healthy and realistic routines that are easy to modify to your own life.

    My only complaint about DD's sleeping is that she only sleeps in her own bed, not ours (which would be helpfully when we were staying somewhere and needed her to settle rather than CIO) or the pram (which would be good when I'm shopping!) but I think this rings true for most 18 month kids!

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    Bub doesn't need to self settle for day care, they will rock or use other settling techniques if need and Bub will be fine with the difference after a few days. If you want you could try rocking her instead but she will be able to smell your milk so it might be tricky. Personally, as a mummy of 3, a breastfeeder and an exday care worker I wouldnt bother

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    Bub doesn't need to self settle for day care, they will rock or use other settling techniques if need and Bub will be fine with the difference after a few days. If you want you could try rocking her instead but she will be able to smell your milk so it might be tricky. Personally, as a mummy of 3, a breastfeeder and an exday care worker I wouldnt bother

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    will my family day care lady have a hard time settling her or will my dd get stressed out? I'm worried that if I don't train her to find comfort in a bottle they will have a screaming baby on their hands.


 

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