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MadAboutFourteen Mon 30-May-16 12:40:54

DD is nearly 14 weeks old, sleeps well during the night (2-3 wake ups, 7pm-6.30am).

But reluctant to sleep during the day unless she's in the pram or car. She'll get overtired and scream in my arms until she crashes out, put her in cot, sleeps for 20 mins then wakes up every 10 minutes when dummy falls out.

Up until 12 weeks I'd put her awake in the cot, pop the dummy in, and off she'd go to sleep. Leap 4 / 4 month sleep regression come early, or is this my life now?

MadAboutFourteen Mon 30-May-16 12:41:46

Any tips on getting her to sleep in her cot welcome.

GiveMyHeadPeaceffs Mon 30-May-16 13:06:04

No advice but watching this and hoping for some! My ds is 11 months and sleeps through the night but fights sleep all day and won't sleep in a cot. He's currently snoozing in the carrycot part of his pram which is too small and I can't leave him in case he wakes and decides to try and climb out confused

Tumtitum Mon 30-May-16 20:22:58

My little one is 16 weeks tomorrow and resists naps during the day. I've started a little nap time routine and try to do at least two naps a day (other naps in sling/buggy if we go out) at home. It seems to be helping although she will only nap for 30 mins currently... The advice I've been getting is just to go with it, get her to nap however I can to try not to let her get overtired (easier said than done!!) and remember that it's probably just a phase and suddenly one day she will sleep longer.... Sorry to not be more help!! grin

Tumtitum Mon 30-May-16 20:24:22

As for cot, mine has naps in her cot in her Sleepyhead quite happily. I doubt she'd be happy overnight though. I got her used to it a bit by putting her in the cot with her mobile on whilst I went to the loo etc so she had some play time in there and got used to the environment a bit... I also still do her bedtime routine in the nursery then move her into our room when she is getting sleepy

Paintedhandprints Mon 30-May-16 20:34:52

Vaguely recall ds1 having a phase of not sleeping at all in the day for a while at 4months ish old. Spent hours walking him in the pushchair to no avail. He did eventually settle into a routine of two naps at 10am and 2pm by himself. He never slept well at night either though.
Have you tried an earlier naptime routine?

FATEdestiny Mon 30-May-16 21:55:58

The biology of sleep changes when baby leaves the newborn stage, so 3-4 months old, which is the reason for the "regression" (its not a regression, it's a permanent change that takes some time for you and baby to adjust to).

Sleep stops being passive (and relatively easy) and becomes active - it requires active work for baby to get to sleep and stay asleep.

Have you tried a bouncy chair for daytime naps?

Also watch for overtiredness by limiting time awake between naps. Aim for 40-80 minutes awake between one nap and the next.

Thataintnoetchasketch Tue 31-May-16 11:28:47

We've been trying to sort day naps for the last 8 days - I bought blackout curtains, use a white noise app & put DS into his woombie & down in his cot like we do at night. I try to put him down no later than 2 hours after he gets up in the morning & I usually feed him to sleep but the last two days he's went down awake & drifted off after 10 minutes of chatting & gurning. Still sleeping on me for afternoon naps but I might try cot for those next week if it's still going okay.

It's not working this morning but I think his teeth are bothering him & he just wants milk & cuddles.

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