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Baby falling asleep on her own

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onedayimightforget Tue 10-Jan-17 13:04:07

DD2 is going through a phase of awful sleeping. She's 6 1/2 months (5 months corrected). She has only had about 30 minutes sleep since 5.30. She was completely exhausted but every time I got her to sleep (by feeding her) she'd wake up the second I laid her down in her cot. The third time she did this I had to leave the room to check on DD1 who was also going down for a nap and when I came back in the room DD1 was whingeing, not really crying, but she was pretty much asleep. I tucked the blanket over her and she settled completely.

I've never tried COI, or wanted to, but as she's now settled in her cot this once, without being left to scream and cry, is there a way I can capitalise on this? Is there a different, kinder sleep method which would work?

FATEdestiny Tue 10-Jan-17 13:28:18

Could you replace feeding to sleep with a dummy to suck?

LittleSausageFingers Tue 10-Jan-17 21:11:46

Another vote for dummy. You could try to slip a dummy in to replace boobnbefore putting her down. My DD did something similar around that age, and the dummy trick generally worked so i could get her into the cot.

girlelephant Tue 10-Jan-17 21:20:21

My DC has an Eddie the Elephant night light, it makes different noises but for sleeping he likes the heartbeat noise

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