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W2S/shush pat/nap extending and self settling help!
« on: January 08, 2019, 23:29:13 pm »
Hi - looking for advice on how to help my LO connect sleep cycles and self settle.

He is 11.5weeks old and up to about aweek ago has spent most of his little life so far very poorly. This has meant that he has been held to sleep or in a ring sling for much of his day time sleep so far. I used ssh/pat and PUPD with DS1 but sssh/pat seems to o/s DS2. Heís a very alert baby and Iím struggling to get him to WD for a nap. Likewise, he then wakes at 40/45mins and is impossible tonresettle, even trying W2S and heíll doze for a few secs but then fully wake. I use white noise and Blackout curtains - but the room isnít completely dark until nighttime and even the smallest bit of light and he canít stop staring at what he can see!  Is there any kind of gentle sleep training I can do?

At the moment I am having to wait for him to fall asleep on my shoulder during WD, and thenput him down (for him to wake 45mins later) or use the sling. He wonít nap in the pushchair or the car, I think itís too stimulating.

Any advice appreciated. Our current EASY is below:

WU/E 7:00
A: 1hr30 (sometimes only 1h15)
S: 8:30 -9:30 (this nap is always in the sling while I get housework done or do the school run-he sometimes wakes after 45mins, then dozes back off 10mins later and has another 40mins)

E: 10:00
A: 1hr30 (sometimes 1h15/20)
S: 111:00/11:30 (depending on last WU)-11:45/12:15 mostly unable to resettle  in crib so ends up being held or in the sling 12:30-13:00(I wake him for a feed)

E: 13:00
A: 1hr 30(sometimes 1h15/20)
S: 14:30-15:15 mostly unable to resettle in crib so ends up being held or in the sling. If heís still asleep at 16:15 then I wake him for a feed 15:30-16:15

A: 1hour-1hr15
CN S: 17:00/17:15 (always in the sling as Iím always cooking dinner etc) sometimes he fights this nap and how long he has varies. In any case I donít let him sleep later than 17:45.

A: bath time etc1hr 15 (probably worth mentioning that I bathDS1&2 together at 18:15ish, both out and dressed by 18:45 and then DS1 goes to bed while I go off to feed DS2. Hesnormally very unsettled at this time and cries a lot once heís out of the bathat 18:40)
E: 18:50
S BT: 19:00

DF 22:00/22:30
NF:2:00 (sometimes another at 5:30 but this is getting less frequent)
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