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Sunnyx Wed 18-Oct-17 19:12:07

My 5 and a half month old is being such a cat napped recently. I’ve had to up his number of naps to 4 as they’re only lasting half hour. I really don’t think he’s done with each nap and wants to sleep longer. He seems to be in a state of constant tiredness although he is generally still happy and content.

Any other mummies had this and is it just a phase? He used to nap for up to 3 hours in one nap!

My problem is I want to stop breastfeeding but he always requires feeding to sleep for naps. He can self settle well at night though.

I have managed to get him to self settle for a few naps but this seems to really depend on how tired he is and given he seems tired all the time now it’s not working! He whinges when I try so I just end up feeding to sleep! this just a phase? Can I teach him to nap longer so he’s less tired then work on self settling?

FATEdestiny Wed 18-Oct-17 20:32:31

I kept naps in the bouncer until they extended and used that to help baby link sleep cycles.

Mine were all before 5 months when doing this though. I used to put in bouncer with dummy and at any slight stirring awake I would start bouncing with my foot to lull back to sleep. Quite quickly baby stopped storring between sleep cycles so naps became routinely 90 minutes plus. At that point I moved naps ibt o the cot.

Do you have a resettling method that can be done without baby properly waking up?

Sunnyx Thu 19-Oct-17 06:30:53

I try to do nothing to get him to sleep tbh...I play music and lie next to him with my eyes closed and basically ignore him. A few times he has fallen asleep doing this but sometimes I have to stroke over his eyes. I have fed to sleep 99% of the time and held while naps. But recently he has been resisting thus unless I am in a dark quiet room. Trying to break the habit.

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