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    Default Baby will only sleep on me. Help!!

    At 6 months of age it is well within the realms of possibility to have bub sleep without bub sleeping on you and for more than 30 minutes at a time during the day. This will probably require some tweaks to bubs settling routine though.

    Do you want to encourage bub to self settle? Or are you happy leaving things as they are?. Do you want tips from others or would you just like to vent?

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    I wouldn't say it is something all bubs do as they are all different. None of my 3 were like that, they were all in a bassinet for the first 5ish months which meant I could wheel the bassinet around the house so bub was always close to me. They were all good at sleeping in bassinet, portacot, pram, cot or car thankfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    At 6 months of age it is well within the realms of possibility to have bub sleep without bub sleeping on you and for more than 30 minutes at a time during the day. This will probably require some tweaks to bubs settling routine though.

    Do you want to encourage bub to self settle? Or are you happy leaving things as they are?. Do you want tips from others or would you just like to vent?
    Oh I totally want Bub to self settle and need as many tips as you can give me.

    I want her to be happy but I also need some me time, even if it was just day sleeps in her cot or just night... I will take anything.

    I just find the whole process to draining and she gets so upset, which I hate.

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    Does bub have a comforter? If so use it only at sleep time and use it at every sleep time regardless of whether it's in the pram/cot etc

    Is bub on solids?

    Is bub still swaddled?

    What is bubs nap/bedtime routine?

    Does bub have any sleep aids? (Dummy, hold/pat/feed to sleep etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahjane914 View Post
    Hi ladies, just an update Lo is almost 8 months old 6 months corrected and is still only sleeping in my arms during the day and is in bed with us at night. I have attempted to put her in her cot during the day and can sometimes get her to fall asleep in there sometime after over an hour of trying and then her only having 30 min nap. We are on a wait list for a sleep school but unsure if i will follow through with it.

    Anyway I hope everyone else are getting their sleep
    That was us. I just got used to it and enjoyed it. Our boy ended up being our only one so I regret NOTHING. I loved having him in my arms for all his day sleeps 💗

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    Get a sling.

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    That was me, still sort of is, ds is 21 mths now as of about 6 mths ago I can put him down after getting him asleep sometimes he sleeps himself in daytime for 2-2.5h but often I have to go to him by an hr and feed him then often can't get him off me! Nights are slowly getting better, I'm in a dbl bed on floor, recently started sleeping across bottom on it ( feet on a pillow) do I'm close but not right up against him, seems to be working.... He's rolling round more so needs a lot of the bed! I went to a clinic specialising in bubs and problems and they explained sleep school was about supporting u thru controlled crying so I didn't go.... I had options since all private but decided against it. I started to be able to put him down a bit for day naps after going to sleep about 10 mths I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Does bub have a comforter? If so use it only at sleep time and use it at every sleep time regardless of whether it's in the pram/cot etc

    Is bub on solids?

    Is bub still swaddled?

    What is bubs nap/bedtime routine?

    Does bub have any sleep aids? (Dummy, hold/pat/feed to sleep etc).
    We were just given the OK to start solids, would that be something that might help?

    Not swaddling as she is rolling, when I have tried to put her in her cot she rubs her face and thrashes her arms around.

    She won't take a dummy and most of the time we feed to sleep.

    She will normally wake at around 6.30-7am and then have a nap about an hour later, the rest of the day varies. Bedtime is 7-8pm but that means I go to bed at that time also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilypily View Post
    That was us. I just got used to it and enjoyed it. Our boy ended up being our only one so I regret NOTHING. I loved having him in my arms for all his day sleeps 💗
    I do totally enjoy it and part of me doesn't want to change it but I really need her be in her own bed especially at night.

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    How long does she nap when sshe sleeps on you? Is it longer than if you put her down or the same?

    What is her temperament like overall? Eg. Chilled out, super alert, sooky, smiley etc.


 

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