I have a almost 8 month old. She has been a fantastic napper since she was a baby. Could put her down anywhere and she would nod off. From 6 months she was sleeping 12 hours at night. Beautiful! The Past month though she will not nap on her own. I have to have my face touching hers and her holding my hair for her to go to sleep. At night time she is waking up crying at 4/5am and wants milk to go back to sleep! I don't understand what's gone so wrong. How can she go from napping on her own to suddenly wanting my face squished against hers?! Tired mummy needs advice
There's always ups and downs like this in the first year.
I wouldn't worry to much, just go with what she needs. As suddenly as the re-emergence of a night feed starts, it will stop just as suddenly. Likewise the face smushing thing, if that's what she needs now is just go with it.