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Offline megbrunskill

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When to go in?
« on: August 02, 2005, 12:50:33 pm »
My DD is 7 weeks old and I think I am going in to quickly. She fusses a lot while she is sleeping and I tend to go in every time. Sometimes I go in and her eyes are closed. Sometimes I pick her up and she falls right back to sleep. Sometimes she eats a lot and sometimes a little.
My DH wants me to wait until she is actually crying before I go this the right thing to do. I am afraid she won't cry because she never cries really. I am also afraid this will wake her up too much.
Any advice?
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Oh she is on EASY - feeds every 3 hrs during the day. Two cluster feeds in the evening bed by 8 Dreamfeed at 10-10:30. She usually sleeps well until 2 or 3 and then she is fussy pretty much for the rest of the night.
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When to go in?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2005, 13:12:41 pm »
yes, your dh is right.  Give her a chance to settle herself back to sleep. She might just need to make a bit of noise and go back to sleep, but by going in you could be waking her up more.

Also, do you swaddle??  That might help during the nite.
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2005, 19:46:48 pm »
I've struggled with the same thing - worrying that if I don't intervene right away she may wake too much and this will mean more work than if I just rush in - but we gotta think long term, right, and we don't want to be rushing in for months and months, but instead teach them to resettle.

I am tyring to think of it this way - if my baby is going to wake ANYWAY why not give him a chance and see whether he can do it on his own, and if not, then provide a little help and reassurance as he learns this new skill.
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