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08-04-2016 20:44 #11-
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Just an idea. Rule out teething pain. I thought sleep regression but turned out panadol solved the every 1.5hr waking screaming. That lasted a week and then the rest of the time is mostly due to regression.
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09-04-2016 01:56 #15
Completely understand you wanting to cuddle to sleep etc but it sounds like you know this is probably not helping. I'm not saying you need to stop - you need to do what's right for you. However if you're considering a sleep school then you probably know that cuddling to sleep will need to stop etc. so you can teach your baby to self settle/resettle, go down more quickly and ultimately sleep longer stretches.
It comes down to what's more important - you having time to watch tv/unwind (and some more uninterrupted sleep), or the need to hold on to your baby. It may not be possible to do both.
4 months old is pretty young though, I would probably look at other coping strategies and reassess in another month or two, if you can last that long. From memory I had the most difficult time at 4 months with DS1 in terms of unsettledness etc. for me it was the hardest time beyond the initial newborn shock. Maybe things will improve on their own next month...
09-04-2016 13:21 #16
So I do know what I need to do, it's just having the time to dedicate to it when I have my older two at my heels during the day and at bedtime. But I'll have to try and see how it goes.
09-04-2016 13:26 #17
And she often spits the dummy out during sleep, but seems to need it to settle into sleep. So I'll try to remove it a bit sooner. Currently her hands go to her mouth instead, but it wakes her up rather than settling her. She just wants to chew everything.
09-04-2016 13:33 #18
We just got back from sleep school with DS who is 8 months.
I think a comforter is a good idea. DS never showed any interest but the nurses used one of my worn t-shirts, which worked a treat. They also had be stuff his other comforter into my bra during non-nap time so it smelled like me.
It's only been a week, but he's doing so well and sleeps with both.
My sleep school wasn't big on routine; they encourage watching for tired signs.
If you've been to sleep school before you know the basics. I also grabbed the Ferber book from the library for support at home - which helped me.
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