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Settling 16 month old who has never slept through

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missmoon Thu 13-Aug-15 11:00:27

Please help! I'm exhausted and don't know what else to try!

My 16 month old DD2 wakes up at least once, but usually 2-3 times a night. I usually feed her (though have weaned during daytime), and she sometimes falls asleep straight away, but more often takes a while, sometimes a couple of hours, to settle. We (usually me!) put her back in her cot, pat her or rock her to sleep. She can't / won't fall asleep on her own. Sometimes she wakes up, has a little cry and then goes back to sleep on her own, but this is quite rare. I've tried night weaning her but she will just scream and wriggle until I give in and feed her.

With DD1 we used pick-up-put-down, which worked really well, but I think DD2 is too old for it. It just seems to make her more agitated.

Is there anything similar to PUPD for older babies that we could try? I want to avoid letting her cry it out, tried with DD1 but just couldn't go through with it.

Many thanks!

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