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Madallie Sun 23-Feb-14 22:10:32

I have a 2 week old dc2. At the moment she doesn't really like being put down to sleep still awake. She fusses, is unsettled and then eventually cries. Consequently she is fed/cuddled/rocked to sleep. I have no problem with this. I adore the cuddles and her being close to me and of course I know she is so young. The only thing I worry about is this being her only way to settles to sleep and what happens when these things stop working.

Dc1 was a terrible sleeper, couldn't be put down for weeks at first, then could only be out down if in a deep sleep from feeding or cuddling. She is still not a great sleeper.

I just really want to avoid this happening again. I don't want to deny my little one cuddles or being fed to sleep as this is comforting and would never want her to cry to sleep but i just don't know whether eventually I will have to DO something or is it likely at a certain age she will start to self settle?

Just wanted some advise if anyone has any?

AnythingNotEverything Sun 23-Feb-14 22:35:12

She's two weeks old. She has no idea she's been born and is still working out the big stuff like breathing and gravity and pooing.

I wouldn't worry about this at all until at least 6 weeks, if not 12.

Congratulations. I bet she's delicious grin

AnythingNotEverything Sun 23-Feb-14 22:36:43

To add some context ... DD is 18 weeks. Sentinels we feed to sleep, sometimes she self settles, sometimes we have to rock her. She definitely sleeps well when moving in the pram. She definitely self settles when we stirs in the night.

Sometimes you don't have to do anything. Relax and enjoy her for a bit.

Madallie Sun 23-Feb-14 22:41:46

Thanks for your great advise. Relaxing and enjoying her deliciousness is definitely the way to go. She's sleeping now but can't wait for next cuddle.

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