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separation anxiety and night waking

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sam26oscar Thu 15-Sep-11 22:32:55

As i type my DD is asleep beside me in my bed! She is nearly 7 months old. She has always had a bedtime routin and until last night has gone down at around7.30pm and slept til next feed time. Last week i noticed that she was really whingy and then realised she has separation issues as per development milestone. However, she has now started to wake every 40 mins to make sure i am there, which obviously is really draining. My question is... what do i do???? Do i keep picking her up and cuddling her back to sleep or do i let her in my bed til i go to sleep then transfer her to cot after her dream feed? i really dont want her in my bed all night as too worried about suffocating . I have tried to pat and shush but she just goes ballistic. Either way it just seems like another potential habit forming prop. Any advice valuable
many thanks!!!

AllBellyandBoobs Fri 16-Sep-11 14:01:03

No help here I'm afraid but just wanted to let you know I'm in the same boat (I think). My dd is 5.5months old and is now waking every hour crying. I thought it might be developmental, another regression (although since 12 weeks we've never had a progression), due to starting solids, having been on holiday, possibly teething or a combination of all of them. The only way she'll sleep half decently is coming into bed with me. As soon as I take her into my room and lay her on the bed she smiles at me, feeds and then sleeps. It isn't somethng I'm keen on doing as I don't sleep brilliantly that way (although admittedly better than getting up to her every hour) and I don't want her to stop associating her cot with sleep. Anyway, I'll watch with interest and hope you get some good suggestions!

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