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Should I ditch the dummy?

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Mrsbadger77 Tue 14-Mar-17 18:48:06

I wonder if anyone can help me. My almost 5 month old is driving me crazy at bed time. She has a bf in her room in the dark, a little cuddle and then I pop her in her cot awake but drowsy sucking her dummy. She is happy. Then approximately 1-2 hours later she wakes up screaming like a banshee. I put the dummy back on and she sometimes seems as if she's going to settle but then gets worked up until I lift her and cuddle her. Try to it her back in cot and she screams! Do I end up cuddling her to sleep and co-sleeping. Does anyone know what's going on? Does she. Red to learn to self settle without the dummy? How? Thank you

Mrsbadger77 Tue 14-Mar-17 18:49:14

Sorry about typos. Posted too soon!

Semaphorically Tue 14-Mar-17 18:54:03

She might just be going through the 5 month sleep regression and need more cuddles than normal.

Mrsbadger77 Tue 14-Mar-17 19:54:10

I am more than happy to oblige with cuddles for now but I would like to know that this will end soon. She wakes every night just as I've gone to sleep!

FATEdestiny Tue 14-Mar-17 20:25:27

When she wont settle the dummy, she probably wants a breastfeed instead.

Dummy wont pacify a hungry baby.

Semaphorically Tue 14-Mar-17 21:58:17

Yes the sleep regression (if that's what it is) will end, it will take a few weeks. I agree with FATE as well - she might be hungry?

Mrsbadger77 Wed 15-Mar-17 06:27:59

Thanks. God I hope it ends soon. Same last night. She didn't want feeding when she woke. Settled as soon as I brought her in bed. I just wish I knew why she was waking up so soon in the first place.

Semaphorically Wed 15-Mar-17 06:58:07

Generally the sleep regressions happen when they go through a psychological development stage - they suddenly understand new things about the world and that's a bit scary so they want their parents close by.

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