There are many more significant sleep problems affecting other families and I realise that I'm lucky to have a baby who sleeps this well, but nevertheless, this is a problem for us, so any advice or suggestions you can offer would be great.
I have a 6 month old DD who is a great baby & really good sleeper & goes to bed at 7/7:30pm each night after having between 2-3 good day naps.
The problem is that she then wakes anywhere from 5:30am/6am & then won't go back to sleep without a considerable fight, despite showing all the classic tired signs. She's been fed & changed so it's not that. Sometimes it's ended with me holding her until she goes to sleep & she'll then sleep for only 45-50 minutes (which is fine as by then, it's "normal" day wake up time).
I don't want to start the day at 6 am cause it's still dark & she needs more sleep, it's just a question of how do I make this happen?
I don't want to start the habit of holding her to sleep because she can self settle & we went through a rough settling patch at 3/4 months so I want to stick with the resettling technique I learnt & have successfully used since then (patting bottom, sshing whilst on her side).
Do I just ride it out until she can sleep a bit longer?