Hi all, my baby is 14 weeks and has suddenly started waking frequently from 5 AM. Can anyone advise me strategies to help her fall asleep again?
I have been using dummy and shushing her every 15 minutes or so from 5 AM. But I remember from my first baby this is a dreadful trap to get us both into!
Before now, she would feed until 10 PM, Then fall asleep with dummy in husbands arms, transfer to cosleeper cot, and sleeping until 7 or 8 AM.
BTW, I apologise to those Reading who haven't had my incredible and undeserved luxury of a sleeping baby for the past couple of months, If you feel like shooting me as you read this, please know that I was hideously sleep deprived from the word go with my first baby. I'm posting on here rather than asking real life friends for advice because I feel a bit embarrassed to have had a sleeping baby and I am fearful of it disappearing and going back to the land of hellish sleep deprivation
I'm personally of the opinion that there isn't really anything you can do, it's just their natural sleep rhythm at this age and it's always changing.
My dd would wake at 5am most days, and I would lay her on my chest and she would drive back off for an hour or so. I wouldn't sleep at that point, but was happy to just stay in bed and enjoy the cuddles.
She naturally started to extend her sleep to a more reasonable hour. Putting er on my chest caused no "bad habits"