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29/07/2013 at 18:55
Is this a bad thing?
A has been getting worse and worse with her sleep and I am having to use white noise for almost every daytime nap (nighttime i feed her to sleep, which is a whole different issue!). I worry that she's getting reliant on it and she'll need it forever
Please make me feel better that other babies need white noise to snooze??
The only times she doesn't is if we're out and about i can rock her back and forth in her pram. She has zero ability to self settle :(
29/07/2013 at 19:32
Isla has the lullabies on her monitor for her daytime nap still now at 20 months. Although I know she doesn't always need them as she naps when my SIL has her on a Monday without them. She doesn't have them on to go to sleep at night unless she wakes in the night unsettled which is very rarely.
29/07/2013 at 20:05
Don't worry, shell grow out of it, she is still teeny tiny and shell change so much. At the moment just do what gets you through!! M needed a mobile on to go to sleep, can't remember when it changed but she is now 3 and has self settled for a long time x
29/07/2013 at 20:32
And so what if she does!
In all seriousness, you don't see teenagers needing it to fall asleep to!
29/07/2013 at 21:36
I seem to have spent my entire life sleeping badly, up until I bought a dehumidifyer and the white noise from that helps me sleep so much better. Since moving home it's been boxed up and my sleep has gone terrible again. If that's what helps her to get the best sleep then maybe it's not such a bad thing?
29/07/2013 at 21:38
I know she won't need it for actual ever, i'm just worried i'm taking the easy way out each nap time and should really be teaching her to self-settle.
I guess I should just stick with what works!
29/07/2013 at 23:38
Totally. If it ain't broke, dont fix it!
30/07/2013 at 08:40
Go with what works, if the white noise is helping her sleep then stick with it. Zoe has lullabies that played on her cot mobile, at 4.5 yrs old if she can't get to sleep then she will switch them on. It relaxes and calms her enough to get to sleep which is a good thing to me.
30/07/2013 at 08:43
Why make it more difficult for yourself? I say do what works x
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