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Night time grizzling

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PeanutJuice Fri 23-Dec-16 21:45:50

My DD 6 months has picked up a new habit of wailing/singing/moaning just as she goes off to sleep. (Difficult to explain!) She doesn't sound distressed, just a little drunk hmm
She does this is she falls asleep in my arms, the car, pram, sling even sometimes feeding.
My question is, when she wakes in the night she sometimes makes this noise and goes back off to sleep on her own. But sometimes it progresses to more of a grizzle and then a cry. I have been going in to her as soon as she starts grizzling but am I disrupting her learning how to self settle? I am not interested in letting her cry it out, or cry at all for that matter. But don't know where to draw the line? What does everyone else do?

RNBrie Fri 23-Dec-16 21:48:41

My 6 month old blows raspberries when she's falling asleep or tired. It's really quite funny and an excellent signal she's ready for bed. She wakes up at 5 am on the nose every morning and blows some more raspberries. We leave her unless she cries and she's usually back to sleep by herself within 5 mins. I'd try leaving her grizzlies for 5 mins (time it on a clock) and then go in.

Pipsicola Sat 24-Dec-16 19:34:49

Agree. If she just grizzles leave her. My DD often does this and either is still asleep or goes back to sleep very quickly (less than 5 mins) so going into her often wakes her and she becomes unsettled. I would only go in if she becomes upset - she rarely would unless it was time for a feed.

Pipsicola Sat 24-Dec-16 19:36:25

Just a note - you are not crying it out/controlled crying by letting her grizzle so don't worry!

PeanutJuice Mon 26-Dec-16 20:45:27

Thank you all for your replies. However it now transpires that me and my fiancé have a different understanding on when a "grizzle" becomes a "cry" !

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