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23/08/2013 at 19:06
A will be going into her own room in the not too distant future and I'm looking for some tips and advice for making it a nice calming process for her (she doesn't self settle at all, and currently wakes around twice a night for a feed. She won't take a dummy either)
So, I was thinking of doing the following: bath as usual then into her room for getting into grobag and then story. Turn on some lullaby music while i feed her to sleep, and then into her cot. If she stirs in the night then i can turn on the same lullaby music from the parent unit of the monitor and hope that sends her back off, but if not then go back into her room and feed to sleep again.
Thst's pretty much what i do at the moment in our room other than the story and the lullaby music.
Any tips/advice on where i might be going wrong?
Do you read the same story each night?
I have to say tho, i am dreading it cos i just know it'll be awful and she'll wake up a million times!!
23/08/2013 at 19:37
What you describe is exactly what I did with Isla. She was waking twice a night for feeds still. She was in her own room for two weeks still waking at night then all of a sudden she slept through. Lets hope your LO does the same. Good luck
23/08/2013 at 19:42
We are moving H soon and I too am dreading it! Will be watching this with interest. What you are planning sounds good to me though. Good luck! x
23/08/2013 at 20:45
We did v similar to you bar the lullaby but I'm afraid it didn't work for us and H won't go in his cot now - he's almost afraid to be alone. I was up so many times in the end that now he will only sleep in with me (we never co-slept before he was always happy in the Moses).
Really hope you have a better time than we did! Good luck x
23/08/2013 at 21:24
With both if mine, we followed their usual bedtime routine, but put them in the big cot. Both were fine and slept pretty much as they did when in our room i.e. C all night, S waking every few hours ... They were both around 7 1/2 months and in both cases we moved them on our return from being away as they'd already got out of the habit of being in the crib, so didn't see the point of them going back in it to move them again. X
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