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    Thanks. It looks like we have to sort out the 3rd nap somehow. We just guided by him, ie. checking tired sign etc. DH disagrees with me for keeping him up for 3 hrs. He was a stay at home dad for the last 3 months. I am back part time now so that would be what i am pushing on and trying to drop his 3rd nap.
    @VicPark: happy to post a 9 months old schedule? He is on solid now, no night feeding. Daycare tries to do morning and afternoon tea which i think is too much food for him.

    As for dummy, it isn't much of a problem for us anymore. He knows how to put it back in at night. We have a dummy chain clipped to his sleeping bag + glow in the dark dummies spreading in his cot. HIs night waking these days has nothing to do with it anymore. Comforter doesn't do anything. We intro it fairly early on and still use it. Somehow it just doesn't seem to form an attachment to him.

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    We dropped the third nap...we are now facing a new problem. DS was sick a month ago and then with teething pain (with severe pain due to super swollen gum (infected?)), sleep was expected to go out the window. In order to get us some sleep, we put him in our bed if we couldn't settle him in his cot. Those were restless nights but at least we didn't have to get up. Yes, we knew it could become a habit but that's the last resort. We are both working parents. A week after that, DS seemed to be fine sleeping through again so we thought that he just needed the comfort. No problem falling asleep on his own in the evening.

    This week, 4 out of 5 nights, he was in our bed. He is teething but certainly no severe pain. Last night, I decided to give it a go for persisting a bit longer. Picked him up, put him down, let him scream, repeat, gave him panadol to rule out teething pain. I transferred him to the cot from my arms twice when he was half asleep and me left the room. Few minutes later, he would sit up, look surprised and cried. The last attempt was to put him on the carpet floor with me lying next to him. He grabbed onto my jumper. I carefully moved his hands aside, got up but without any success. That went on for 1.5 hrs. I gave in. He was in our bed again.

    I don't know how to break this habit anymore................ I know that we brought this upon ourselves but it is very difficult when the baby is sick and wants that cuddle. And us working who needs sleep.

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    You poor thing. Start small and dont feel like you have to make any big changes at once (unless you really want to go cold turkey).
    - stick with appropriately timed day naps
    - ensure a comforter (cloth/teddy) is used at every bed time and only bed time
    - have EXACTLY the same routine each night for dinner/bath/bed. Right down to making sure you pull the blind down/kiss goodnight at the same stage. Perhaps start placing bubba in the cot, and then staying with bub until bub falls asleep. Hold bubs hand if you need to. Be consistent. Don't give up after 1-2 nights it can take 2 weeks or more to make a new routine work.

    Will try and come up with some more ideas later

    Good luck

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    Oh I forgot to add: try not to transfer bub when bub is half asleep/asleep. When bub stirs between sleep cycles bub will wake and think "wtf, where am I." You're better off putting bub where you want bub to sleep and aiding bub to sleep (not that I am
    A believer in long term aiding to sleep).

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    I think our consistent night the routine works well. He fell asleep without problem. It is more that he might be expecting us to transfer him into our bed half way through Te night now. we didn't go in straight away. We waited until he was really screaming. Once we were in the room, he would only get even more upset if we didn't pick him up for a cuddle. Want ideas of how to settle him in the middle of the night. DH is planning to camp out in his room next week........not sure if it works.

    Yes we use comforter and only at bed time.

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    Mine did that at 9m too. Timed right with my return to work.... Took 1-2 months to work through

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    @Wise Enough: what did u do? I have been back working for months now. Don't think it relates to this.

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    Default Night waking and wanting to play

    Quote Originally Posted by bbhope View Post
    @Wise Enough: what did u do? I have been back working for months now. Don't think it relates to this.
    Honestly... I got my dad to mind her when I was working the next day (I had to get up at 5.30 for a 12hr shift). Eventually it just stopped. I would just sit with her in the rocking chair and rock her till one of us fell asleep

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    Grrr. Maybe I should ship him off to my parents then. seriously, my mom couldn't even deal with DS. She said that none of her children were this difficult! DS is hyperactive as well.

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    Default Night waking and wanting to play

    Quote Originally Posted by bbhope View Post
    Grrr. Maybe I should ship him off to my parents then. seriously, my mom couldn't even deal with DS. She said that none of her children were this difficult! DS is hyperactive as well.
    Bbhope I notice you're in WA. We have had a shocking time with DDs sleep since birth. We got Caroline's Angels in almost 2 months ago now and they have saved our lives. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Although the advice that @VicPark has given is bang on what we were taught. Our focus was to help DD fall asleep and resettle by herself. We achieved that within a few weeks by sticking to a very tight (no cry) routine, eliminating negative sleep associations and implementing positive ones.

    Good luck. Sleeplessness is a shocking form of torture x

    ETA: sorry I didn't mean to quote you
    Last edited by A&S; 20-08-2016 at 18:31.


 

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