what is a reasonable amount of time to expect to have to pat a baby to sleep and then pat them all over again after the baby has slept only 20 minutes because the child tends to wake again after 20 minutes? is it fair to say maybe patting the baby 10 minutes at a time is reasonable, but that if the baby fights it and has to be pat for 20 minute or longer and then start all over again another 20 minutes later then that would be excessive?
its particularly difficult even the parents admit this is painful on their arms and backs because
14 month child has always been difficult to get to sleep,
baby has a strong personality and fights sleeping in cot
sitter is new and only there 2 days a week
parents have tried various things with experts but baby still fights sleep and has never slept easily
parents admit what an often unsuccessful and very demanding struggle it is trying to get child to sleep in the cot
child goes to childcare for another 2 days and they cant get child to sleep in the cot either.
babysitter would need to spend alot of time patting a child to sleep, much more than usual
and then repatting them all over again 20 minutes later when child wakes too early
cot is a designer cot with baby low on floor and no sides that go down so patting is alot harder on back and arm in that position and parents say how painful it is on arm and back
parents never succeeded in patting child to sleep easily in 14 months of trying
parents have usually had to resort to pushing child to sleep in pusher and babysitter prefers this because young baby at least does sleep and can be wheeled to sleep again easily if they wake and young baby badly needs sleep in a long day and is much happier if they get sleep
babysitter can get a bit of a break also if its a long day
theres also no breaking up the long morning with an outing as the child is tired still for 2 sleeps a day which is most common still at 14 months but parents want child to sleep only once a day at midday, and child will fall asleep if they are put in a car or pusher earlier between 9-12 so theres no outings to break up the morning, just staying home and intense playing which makes the day more demanding.
what would be reasonable for a new sitter who is only there 2 days a week ,
with a baby that the parents express how much difficulty they have trying to put the child to sleep in the cot and childcare cant manage to get the child to sleep in a cot either on another 2 days, because the child fights it
the baby needs sleep and sleeps better in the pusher thats why the parents have used the pusher till now as they havent had success with the patting the child to sleep and neither have the childcare had success in patting the child to sleep.
how long is it reasonable to ask the child to persevere with patting and then again doing it again 20 minutes later when the child wakes early, when the babysitter is new and only there for 2 days and the childcare and parents have great difficulty and the cot is positioned in a way that the parents admit makes this very hard on the back and arm