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    What is the general age to start self settling? DD2 is 8 weeks..

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    I started at 8 weeks with my first as she was taking 1 hour to rock to sleep and then only napping on me in the day. My DS is only 2 weeks old...he is still so sleepy so I'm not self settling yet, but if he goes down the same path as DD I'll start around 6-8 weeks

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    Edited: never mind. I think I misunderstood your question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicsta83 View Post
    I started at 8 weeks with my first as she was taking 1 hour to rock to sleep and then only napping on me in the day. My DS is only 2 weeks old...he is still so sleepy so I'm not self settling yet, but if he goes down the same path as DD I'll start around 6-8 weeks
    Nicsta83.. Yes thats exactly what my DD is doing.. Im currently trying to rock her to sleep at the moment. How do you start self settling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubytuesday24 View Post
    Nicsta83.. Yes thats exactly what my DD is doing.. Im currently trying to rock her to sleep at the moment. How do you start self settling?
    I would start by making sure bub is full, warm and burped. Then have a short routine like a book, 2 nursery rhymes, into swaddle/wrap, put on some white noise, cuddles then lay bub down in their cot or basinet, pat or rub them in their tummy as you make shhhhhh noises and continue until they fall asleep. Do this for all sleeps and hopefully bub should fall asleep quicker every couple of days.

    Then after a week or two, try following the exact routine, leave the room after you put them down and see what they do. If they still can't put themselves to sleep go back to patting and shushing but maybe slowly stop doing one of those things before they're asleep and slowly wean them off each one at a time until you're just sitting with them. Try leaving them once a day to see if they've cottoned on that the routine indicates to them it's time to sleep.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubytuesday24 View Post
    What is the general age to start self settling? DD2 is 8 weeks..
    I wouldn't bother till 12mths +.

    I fed to sleep then cuddled/patted. Now I hold my kids hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    I would start by making sure bub is full, warm and burped. Then have a short routine like a book, 2 nursery rhymes, into swaddle/wrap, put on some white noise, cuddles then lay bub down in their cot or basinet, pat or rub them in their tummy as you make shhhhhh noises and continue until they fall asleep. Do this for all sleeps and hopefully bub should fall asleep quicker every couple of days.

    Then after a week or two, try following the exact routine, leave the room after you put them down and see what they do. If they still can't put themselves to sleep go back to patting and shushing but maybe slowly stop doing one of those things before they're asleep and slowly wean them off each one at a time until you're just sitting with them. Try leaving them once a day to see if they've cottoned on that the routine indicates to them it's time to sleep.

    Good luck!
    Thank you A-Squared 😊 i will give it a try

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    I'll respond in a bit just feeding DS and hopeless typing with my left hand 😉 but it was along the lines of get her to fall sleep in her bassinet as a first step, and have a consistent routine but I'll come back

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    How's it all going OP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    How's it all going OP?
    Still having to rock her to sleep..


 

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