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08-07-2014 11:40 #71
08-07-2014 12:01 #72
I think you've hit the nail on the head really and confirmed my thoughts, different babies need different settling techniques, but if the technique that will work for a bub goes against a parents philosophy, they're left with a baby who doesn't sleep as well as they could.
Shows how hard this sleep business is, there can be a magic bullet but what that is, isn't always obvious or the parent cant use it.
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08-07-2014 17:45 #73
On a following note. I now have two kids that can sleep anywhere, stay up late at night, wake early if needed, have phenomenal day sleeps (@4&2yo) and can both bed share as well as sleep independently in their beds. That for me is worth the gentle parenting in babyhood.
08-07-2014 17:49 #74
08-07-2014 18:39 #75
I've never let my babies cry, other than the quick step outside for fresh air and to compose myself. They've both been great sleepers after a gentle approach to teaching them that 'it's okay to go to sleep, I'll be there as soon as you need or want me'.
Sleep is a fundamental part of growth and development for babies, I want to do everything (with the exception of CC/CIO) I can to help them get the sleep they need.
08-07-2014 18:42 #76
@Rose&Aurelia may I ask why you consider it a good thing that your girls can stay up late?
For us, I consider it good that, no matter where we are, my girls can happily drift off within a short time frame of their usual 7pm bedtime.
08-07-2014 19:18 #77
08-07-2014 19:20 #78
08-07-2014 19:37 #79Senior Member
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It's funny, I was talking to a friend today (not about this), but I said that 7 hours sleep each night was plenty for me to get through the day, and she told me how she needed at least 9 hours sleep to get through the day. I think it's fair to assume that babies need different amounts of sleep too.
I don't think it's a bad thing for a baby/toddler to be up until 10pm at a social event, as long as they are having the opportunity to catch up on their missed sleep.
08-07-2014 19:56 #80
And yes, you are right, everybody needs different amounts of sleep. I've got 3 kids and my middle child can survive on less sleep. I don't know about you, but I am no fun when I am tired, I don't think it's fair to expect children to be tired because they've been out all night. My kids do cope ok when they go to bed later, but they are tired the next day. Who isn't when they go to bed late? We went to Ireland in April. My 3 kids were ok on the flight, but it wasn't fair on them that they were tired.
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