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    DD is nine months. She's never been an amazing sleeper but doesn't have night feeds anymore. However, she used to be able to self settle. The last four days or so she seems to have forgotten how to put herself to sleep. She either cries hysterically when I put her in the cot or doesn't cry and chatters away to herself until she gets overtired and eventually cries as she can't seem to put herself to sleep. We end up rocking her to sleep as its the only way to get her to sleep in the end. At night she then often wakes once or twice again before midnight but then sleeps through till 8am. When she wakes, its like a whinging cry but she never puts herself back to sleep. For naps, it's the same as she can't seem to put herself to sleep and she's going to bed a lot later as she can only be rocked to sleep when she's very very tired. We also had a few nights of her being scared of the bath which we seemed to have rectified by getting in with her for a couple nights and now she is a bit unsure but ok. I'm thinking its separation anxiety as she seems the right age but she doesn't do much protesting when I am leaving etc. but does have times where DH or I can't leave the room. Did anyone else's little ones go through anything similar? Just before Christmas DD went through a stage where she wouldn't self settle for a few days and she was rocked to sleep but then she went back to normal. Hoping this is the same!

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    Hi OP,

    This could be a phase if she has done it before, so maybe go with it for a week and see what happens.

    If not could be that her day sleeps need changing a little. What day sleeps and bed time do you currently have?

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    It's a bit random but she's normally up for two hours in the morning and awake for three between the two sleeps if we are home. She has gradually merged to a later bedtime lately as she's waking later too. It doesn't seem to matter though when we put her down

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    I found 9 months with my DS was a really challenging time. I think a lot of babies at that age become more aware of their surroundings and more demanding of what they want. So your DD is doing what mine did - not wanting to go to sleep and having some new insecurities.

    I found that it was mostly a stage, but I did make sure I was consistant in keeping to the settling and bedtime routine we already had in place, otherwise he would have expected any rocking, patting etc to continue.

    Good luck!

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    Default Hoping this is a stage!

    Well today she went to sleep without rocking twice but she's woken like five times already since bed at 8pm. Hoping I won't see her till morning now

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    Default Hoping this is a stage!

    Anyone else?


 

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