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Offline HannahBee1

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Do you let baby grizzle?
« on: June 08, 2019, 12:29:22 pm »
Hi, just wondering if anyone can help me,
My little boy was always fed to sleep until one day this just stopped working. He was also taking 30 minute naps and constantly overtired. Iíve put him on a 4 hour EASY routine and the daytime naps are now sorted, which is great. However, weíre in the thick of the 4 month sleep regression and despite really consistent pick up put down he is struggling to self settle.
My question is, I always pick him up during PUPD as soon as he starts crying. However, Iím beginning to think the reason he isnít getting it is because Iím picking him up too early and he isnít getting the opportunity to try self settling. Today he wasnít really distressed crying, more grizzling because he was tired so I stayed with him but left him in his cot and he gradually nodded off. So, is it okay to let him grizzle himself to sleep and just pick up for proper crying? I donít want to do anything which is going to cause him genuine distress or break the bond of trust, but I feel like Iím not necessarily helping him with the way Iím doing it now.

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Re: Do you let baby grizzle?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2019, 23:34:04 pm »
Leaving them to grizzle is fine if they fall asleep, often it is how they unwind.
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Re: Do you let baby grizzle?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2019, 08:18:38 am »
I'd also suggest (if he needs help) first trying to settle him without picking up (e.g. use shh-pat), before trying PUPD as some LOs find that can be too stimulating. x
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