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Help, DD won't go to sleep for anyone else!!

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CakeMakesMeHappy Mon 10-Nov-14 22:52:53

Hi,
I need some help/ideas. My 4mo DD has recently decided that she will only go to sleep at night if I take her up and put her in her cot. She generally will go down sleepy but awake and fall asleep, no problems. If Dh or DM try to put her to sleep she screams and screams. I have absolutely no ideas why, they do exactly the same as I do!

Any suggestions would be very welcome!! Thanks x

Flissity83 Mon 10-Nov-14 22:55:53

It's just a phase. Keep trying and one day she will be fine. My DS goes through phases like this. He's now 12 months and the last couple if nights he's cried and reached out for me when his father takes him up. Always remember - nothing lasts forever.

qazxc Mon 10-Nov-14 22:59:49

Lurking as I have the same problem with my dd who is the same age. She has also become very clingy to me and cries if I hand her to anyone else. I am hoping it's just a phase.

CakeMakesMeHappy Tue 11-Nov-14 08:05:24

Flissity, thanks. I hope so. He doesn't want to put her to bed now as it will take ages and be quite stressful for both of them. I think he does need to persevere as he needs to be able to do it incase I am out! You've made me feel better smile

Flissity83 Tue 11-Nov-14 18:01:37

It's just a phase is my mantra.

CakeMakesMeHappy Tue 11-Nov-14 18:29:56

One phase stops and another one starts!! DH is going to do bedtime again today, he might not be thrilled about that. Seems to take DDs screaming very personally ��

AddToBasket Tue 11-Nov-14 18:32:59

Aw, she will go to sleep for someone else smile you just need to persist.

You could try: You and DH go up with her in his arms and you keep talking so she can hear your voice. DH puts her to bed. Repeat this for a few nights with less and less conversation from you. Then don't go into the room, next night don't go up.

Bit of a boring process, but just phase in the new.

CakeMakesMeHappy Tue 11-Nov-14 18:37:25

Thanks, that's a good idea. I will give it a try and see how she goes smile Fingers crossed for peaceful bedtimes...

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