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How to get 8 month old to sleep(4 Posts)
I have been pushing my 8 month old Daughter in the pram to get her to sleep for both naps and at bedtime.
It's not really a problem in the day, however it is becoming a bit of an issue at bedtime.
I know we did controlled crying with my eldest, but she was a very easy baby and she just whinged rather than cried. My youngest is an absolute psycho, and I imagine she would scream the house down if we tried it. I don't want to put her through that really, so any advice welcome.
How would she be if you held her and then put her down when she was asleep?
I've bobbed her to sleep once or twice recently. It takes about 10/15 mins and she lets me put her down fine once she's asleep.
I sort of want her to learn to be able to settle herself when I put her in the cot when she is awake, but tired.
Do 8 months old even do this?? I really can't remember!
My daughter sounds similar. I read the baby whisperer book and did shush/pat then did gradual withdrawal etc. I did have to also let her cry for small amounts of time. Just a couple of minutes then I'd go back in. I did it for 4 days I think and then she slowly but surely went to sleep by herself so it really was a combination of a few different techniques. I just had to really be consistent once you start doing it you can't go back or youll have undone it all. You could try that book I found it helpful. It also talks about routines and how to get out of habits formed like rocking to sleep etc. I put her in a routine and she ended up napping at the same time every day no problem. I also only ever put her in her cot to sleep.