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6m old won't settle. Please help!

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Amandajane1357 Fri 02-Sep-16 14:28:30

My baby is 25 weeks (but 6m for Wonder Weeks as he was 12 days over). In the early days, I used to feed to sleep but I tried to wean him off this around the 4month regression (hideous). He wouldn't self settle every time but had got much better. He used to nap every 2h, 3 naps totalling 3-4h. Now it's out the window! I watch him like a hawk for the first face rub or yawn, do a short routine of song, blackout blind, white noise, rock as going into crib for naps, and books added for bedtime. But nothing works. I know he's going down at the right time sometimes because he's quiet in his crib, examining and sucking on the label of a small soft toy. But he doesn't fall asleep anymore. 4h awake for the past couple of days before I give in and rock/feed. He used to sleep 7.30/8pm until 5/6am with 2 night feeds. He sleeps stretches of 40m-2.5h for naps and 2-4h at night so he must be able to self settle. I'm at a loss - has anyone else experienced this? What did you try? How long did it last? Any tips to get him to fall asleep on his own?Thanks in advance!

PetrovaFossil1 Mon 05-Sep-16 02:57:16

I have no advice but bumping as we sometimes have this issue with DS and it's very frustrating for everyone!

amysmummy12345 Mon 05-Sep-16 03:50:18

Did you say he has 3 naps? Maybe going for two? One morning and one afternoon?

SweetPeaPods Mon 05-Sep-16 04:45:00

We still haven't mastered the ability to self settle at 23m! Hoping someone has the answers.
I give in too easily and find he drops off much quicker bringing him into my bed so I get more sleep.

tiredybear Mon 05-Sep-16 11:57:13

my LO had a VERY brief period of self settling and since then we have done bed sharing / hand holding through crib bars / rocking etc. for the last few months patting his bum in his cot is what he needs. he's 17months. I wish I'd chilled out about it earlier. he's little, he needs me...I won't be patting him to sleep when he's a teenager.

I found that just when you think you've cracked it, something changes and you have to try something else. Maybe he's ready to drop a nap?

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