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    Have u tried to put him in front of the tv? Some babies love watching the colours and movement. I used one of those musical mobiles that put shadows and pics on the wall and ceiling in the dark at bedtime. Id always put it on and they would end up liking it and knrw after a few weeks it was bedtime.

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    I think the tv & mobiles etc are too stimulating for him, he gets really hyped up & is even harder to settle

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    Have you contacted the sleep consultant again to see if she has some advice about how to tweak things if your LO is only sleeping for short periods?

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    I'm not sure if you mentioned before heartstringz but how does hubby get him to sleep at night? It may not work though, as sometimes they know you have milk!

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    Here is my take on the SOS guidance for trying to get bub on a routine when bub is catnapping:

    1) check that bub is on the right routine. Catnapping can be a sign that bub is being put to bed too early... Bub is tired enough to nap but not tired enough to sleep.
    2) check bedding and room temp. Catnapping can be a sign bub is not warm enough. Chuck an extra blanket on... Bub should be toasty warm.
    3) hunger: if bub is 4 months consider starting solids.
    4) if bub is 16 weeks and under, and wakes early from a sleep, do whatever you can to get more sleep from bub. Rock, pat, walk in pram etc.
    5) if bub is over 16 weeks and wakes early, get bub up, praise bub for sleeping and do whatever you can to keep bub up to the next scheduled sleep. Putting bub down early just reinforces the early waking.
    6) stick with any new routine for at least a week... It can take that log to gel.
    7) 4 and 5 won't fix anything if 1,2 or 3 are messed up.

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    Here are some general tips. Once again my take on SOS.

    1. Get rid of negative sleep aids, especially by the time the 4 month sleep regression hits. No dummy, patting to sleep, feeding to sleep, playing music to sleep etc. The aids cause sleep association problems and are a common cause of night waking.

    2. Don't go in at the first grizzle. Learn the difference between a protest cry and an emotional cry. Always attend an emotional cry. Don't pander to a protest cry.

    3. Use a comforter with your smell on it.

    4. Always put bub to sleep where you intend them to wake.

    5. If bub is generally being unsettled, limit the TV/radio etc especially at night in the hours before bed.

    6. Where possible use the same bedding (swaddle, grobag etc) regardless of where you put bub to bed (pram, cot, rocker). Always use bubs comforter.

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    And combining the above, barring medical factors, my top three 'reasons' for poor sleeping:

    1. Inappropriate and inconsistent sleep times. Eg putting bub to bed after one hour one day, after 3 hours the next.
    2. Negative sleep aids: dummy, patting to sleep etc
    3. Heating: parents underestimating the amount of bedding needed to make bub comfortable

    Of course this is just my two cents which is not backed by scientific research. I won't take any offence if you don't follow/agree with each point. Hopefully there are one or two things I've said which may be useful...

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    I haven't read thru but dd did this from week 7 - 14weeks
    She didn't sleep at all between 8am and 11pm. Lol
    The only thing that helped towards the end of this stint was pram and car rides, even then she still just slept 20mins

    And after 14w until now (6.5mths)
    She has slept 3 lots of 30-40 mins in day
    Obviously 11 hours over night. So doesn't need anymore than that in day
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    Heartstrinz how many hours in total is he sleeping in 24hrs?

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    He usually gets around 9 hours over night (factoring in feeds)

    During the day it varies - if we have a good day he'll get around 4 hours all up but those days are pretty rare. Some days he only sleeps for one 20-30 minute period between 5.30am & 7.30pm. Most days he probably gets an hour to two hours between 5.30am & 7.30pm

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