DS, 7.5mo, up every hour and a half from 1030. I have been trying this system on a double level. Boob to sleep, then laid down, he wakes so dummy goes in, which then hs to be removed.
So I give him boob, remove it before he falls asleep, lay him down and he gets antsy, pop in a dummy and lay head to head shooshing. When he is sleepy I remove, antsy, replace and so on, for a couple of rounds. Then the last time I take it out I am worried that I have left it too long cos it is so easy. Am I too late has he fallen asleep?? Or is it just working?
Also, I am so sleepy at night, particularly last night, I think I forgot, twice, to remove the dummy. Yikes! Am I wasting my time if I can't be consistant?
I am managing fine for daytime naps though, will that be enough to make a difference to his night time habits?
Night before last was sooo good. He would pop himself off and flop onto his back. why didn't that happen last night (not expecting an answer to that particular question just musing)
Yeah, funnily enough, I am also telling him it is sleepy time. I repeated it a good few times whist I was reading stories to him and DD tonight and then popped a blanket next to him when he went into the cot. I brought an end up so he could smell mummy. I wore it under my top for about 10 mins before too.
Is it ok to introduce so many things at once? Boob out, dummy out, comforter in and shoosh, sleepy time. Seems a lot to take in?
But I am figuring, in for a penny, in for a pound. Something has to change, might as well get it all over with in one intensive training sesh IYSWIM
yeah i think it's fine to introduce it all at once tbh. you are just getting him to recognise that when certain things happen then it's time to settle down to sleep. so the more cues he has the easier it is for him to recognise it i think.
I used it. Once teething starts it is hard because they want to suck for comfort. Which is normal, and OK, but tedious.
I do think it helped though. If it makes you feel any better, I used it on and off for months with DS, from around your DS's age, and at around 11 months he just started getting himself to sleep. I am sure it helps for them to realise that they can fall asleep without being fed. Until about 2 months ago DS still wanted to feed to sleep if he was teething. He'll be 2 in a month!