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Pandasandmonkeys Sun 26-Jul-15 21:16:15

Started CC with 8 mo DD a week ago. Had a fantastic start, 45 mins til asleep on the 1st night. 20 mins the 2nd and straight off for the next 4 nights. Amazing. Not sleeping through but a vast improvement. But tonight she's screaming blue murder, worse than night 1 ��
Have given calpol and teething gel incase it's her teeth bothering her but it's not helping. What's gone wrong?!?!??

FATEdestiny Mon 27-Jul-15 20:16:45

Maybe she just wants a cuddle and some comfort?

Justincaseyoudidntknow Mon 27-Jul-15 20:19:55

Are you going in every minute at first then gradually building up the time?

Pandasandmonkeys Mon 27-Jul-15 23:45:56

Yes, have been building up gradually all week. She was doing fantastically until last night. Tonight is back on track though. After 2 hours of crying last night (going in every few mins and increasing but never more than 10, that's my limit) I put her in bed with me. She was exhausted and slept thru. She did want a cuddle, however the feeding and cuddling to sleep is what I'm trying to overcome. Back to work in 6 weeks and it's not fair to her or the nursery and my mum if the only way she can sleep is to be breastfed to sleep.

FATEdestiny Tue 28-Jul-15 11:19:14

Do you have things in place for her so that she feels safe, secure and comforted when she goes to sleep without you?

Moving from BF to sleep (you being her only source of comfort when sleeping) to being expected to go from awake (and screaming?) to asleep whilst alone - wow, that is a massive change for any aged child to deal with. Is there nothing more gradual that you could do?

You have my sympathy. Must be very hard for your daughter. And you.

Figuringitout Tue 28-Jul-15 13:08:50

I think it's called an 'extinction burst' where there is one last exhibition of the behaviour before it is eradicated.
CC is hard, and controversial, but you need to do what feels right for you and your family.
I have a great book called the Sleepeasy Solution, really helped me feel better about CC!
Good luck.

LongLankyLegs Tue 28-Jul-15 13:13:46

OP I was also worried as I feed and cuddle my 1 year old dd to sleep. She's recently started at the childminder and is rocked to sleep in the pram, with a teddy and blanket! Still wants boob and cuddles to nap with me though smile

If that's your only reason for doing cc then please don't do it and don't worry, your baby will adjust to going to sleep how nursery and your mum get her to sleep.

Pandasandmonkeys Tue 28-Jul-15 16:08:42

We have already tried the more gradual approaches - none of which have worked. She is a very, very demanding baby to the degree that my older ds has really missed out for th last 8 months. The decision to try CC was a hard one. I did it with DS at 13 months and he slept through on night 3 and has done ever since. In her own bed she wakes multiple times in the night and co- sleeping is No longer a safe option now that she's mobile. Plus her wriggling wakes us both up so all 3 of us have a rubbish night and I need to be as well rested as possible when I'm working. All things considered, teaching her to sleep in her own bed is the right decision for us. As I said, she took robot surprisingly well, to begin with. Last night was much better than the previous one.

Pandasandmonkeys Tue 28-Jul-15 16:09:30

She took to it - not robot!

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