Excellent thread. My DD isn't a great sleeper and the moment I stopped fighting it and rolled with it I was soooo much happier, was less tired (cause I stopped thinking about how tired and how little sleep and stopped looking at the clock) and my anxiety and feelings of failure are subsiding. I try not to live with regrets but I do wish I stopped caring a long time ago.
Putting a message that all babies 6mths+ can sttn is more damaging than saying I have a bad sleeper and I roll with it. DD is 12mths+ and not able to sleep through the night, in fact she can't fall asleep by herself period. Is this my fault...... HELL NO! It's taken me along time and a lot of feelings of guilt to realise this. She just had trouble switching off and winding down and has been like this since day dot. Any attempts I have made in the past (and I have tried a fair few things) end up with a bub who sleeps worse, is clingy, takes hours to go to sleep. She needs me and that's ok!
She goes through stages of sleeping well and not sleeping well.
Positive things: crawling up me to give me kisses instead of going to sleep. Waking up to her smiling saying MumMumMum. Oh and my fav her copying me laying in bed stretching
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