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Firsttimemum02092016 Sat 26-Nov-16 03:40:09

My little girl is 12 weeks old and has always been a fairly good sleeper.... would only wake up once sometimes twice in the night. (I'm breastfeeding)

For the past 5 days she won't sleep on a night for longer than 20 minutes in her cot before waking up. I've tried settling her by just sitting next to her so she knows I'm there but it doesn't work and I end up picking her up and she falls straight to sleep on me.

If I let her sleep on me she would sleep all night and I've done it a couple of times just for my own sanity to get some sleep.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

FATEdestiny Sat 26-Nov-16 13:30:16

How about if you lay next to her and cuddled up? Do you think she'd sleep then?

That could mean sharing a bed together, but it doesn't have yo if you're not a cosleeping fan.

You can convert most normal cots into cosleepers by removing one side (see attached image). Then you have you have a large space to cuddle into to settle baby while lying down with her, but baby still in her own space.

I'd also recommend a dummy - fantastic for independant sleeping. If baby is breastfed she probably just likes to comfort suck - that's what a dummy is for.

Carta60 Sat 26-Nov-16 20:11:56

I could have written this... we are now at 18 weeks (I am b feeding) and things are slightly better. We did co sleep through the worst of it (about 5 weeks of waking every 45mins to an hour) which meant DD and I got some sleep. We upgraded to a Chico next to me cot as fate suggested and a sleepyhead pillow and now get about 2.5 hours to 3 hours in a row.
I feed to sleep and settle to sleep so probably going all the wrong things but have also read sleep comes with time and it has got a bit easier in our short period of time. I think they go from newborn sleep to more alert and adult sleep cycles plus a big development leap and growth spurt. Good luck xx

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