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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamtam View Post
    I've also done the pat pat pat thing. .. strange question but do you stand over the cot or make eye contact? I alwats found that harder. .. so I would never make eye contact when settling. And I would sit on the floor and put my arm through the side of the cot and tap. .. and put a muslin or something overt the side so my Bub couldn't see me. It does work. .. but it took a while and I have to start again with my 6 month old as a have had s stint in hospital which ruined my routines!!!! So it's a work in progress with mine. And if she cried I would pick her up. .. cuddle till not crying then put her back down. .
    Thanks for the tip. I tried sitting on the floor today where she couldn't see me but it didn't work. I guess I will keep persevering with it tho. I hope u get bub back into a routine easily! Must be hard being interrupted with hospital visits.

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    Well she self settled for 15 minutes in her bassinet tonight! I'll take that as a win although I can't resettle her so I guess she'll be sleeping with me again I don't want her to get into the habit of co-sleeping but it's the only way to get any sleep at all!

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    Do what you need to get sleep!! I couldn't get restful sleep with Bub in bed so I do n persevere with settling in the cot. I found she slept well in her swing too.
    With the patting by the cot. .I would literally sit on the floor for ages with my phone for entertainment or a magazine. Lol. It did improve. But I haven't perfected it!!

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    The shhh and patting technique can be tiring! I rocked my DS to sleep till he was around 4 months old. To transition out of this I did what you've been doing. Rock him till he was just falling asleep and then plonk him into his cot. If he woke up I'd repeat the above till he finally went to sleep in his cot. There was a time where I repeated it at least 10 times, cheeky boy! Eventually I could put him into his cot awake and pat him to sleep. Now he'll self settle 50% of the time.
    It's hard work!! Good luck, I hope you get some rest soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crumpet87 View Post
    How old is your LO?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crumpet87 View Post
    Well she self settled for 15 minutes in her bassinet tonight! I'll take that as a win although I can't resettle her so I guess she'll be sleeping with me again I don't want her to get into the habit of co-sleeping but it's the only way to get any sleep at all!
    I know how you feel, i used to cosleep when i was breastfeeding up until about 6 weeks ago, just do what u need to do as you need to be able to function. And no you are not doing anything wrong, there seems to be a lot of people out there who are having the same problems. Its hard work being a mummy

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