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    Default baby goes down effortlessly for naps but requires a lot of work at night

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    9 month old daughter

    sleeps twice during day for 1.5 hours. usually i put her in her cot and i sit on our bed beside her and read. she rolls around a bit and nods off no problem within 10-15 minutes

    at night though i try to put her in her crib and sit on bed beside her and she is usually quite fixated on me not being with her, fusses a lot, rolls around a lot. usually pick her up and walk around with her. or let her sit/lie on big bed with me until she gets sleepy. then will put her down a few times until she sleeps. usually when i put her down i turn her to her side and half hold her there and she will sleep at some point. if she rolls back/doesnt sleep i might take her out for a minute or two and put her back. whole process can take an hour.

    wakes 6.30-7, 1.5 hour sleep 9.30-11, 1.5 hours sleep 2.30-4, put her in crib around 8pm. sleeps sometime between 8 & 9pm

    Any thoughts on why its more difficult at night?

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    I would try and move her second day nap a little earlier and get into into bed at night a little earlier. And then avoid getting her back up so much as part of her sleep routine in the evening but instead just staying with her quietly.

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    I’d try waking her up a bit earlier (maybe start at 3:45) from the last nap and pop into bed at 7. At this age they should be getting about 12ish hours overnight.
    I’d also stop taking her out for a minute or two and focus on getting her to settle. Is she night waking still? She could be going down overtired which then takes them ages to fall asleep.
    You could even try leaving her nap as is and just doing a 7pm bed time.

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    Possibly because babies so young are biologically designed to be very close to a caregiver overnight for their own safety. If you want to break that innate response you are doing the right things, just persevere.


 

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