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  • Emma

    March 22, 2024 at 8:46 pm

    Hi JB & Jackie,

    It sounds like you’re doing a great job! It’s so good to hear you had a great night last night.

    Regarding your little one’s sleep, just because she is restless throughout the night and there is no pattern, I wonder if it’s due to the milk intolerance and this will resolve once she has been on the special formula for a few weeks. Can you check in with your pediatrician to find out if there is a timeline for this?

    It’s great that you have been able to start using the pyramid technique for the morning nap and bedtime, and it’s great that your Nanny is on board, too. Feel free to let her watch this course, too, if you would like. This will help ensure you are all on the same page.

    The Baby Merlin Sleep Suit isn’t something I tend to recommend because it is weighted and can pose a safety risk. It’s also not something the AAP recommend due to these safety concerns.

    What you’re doing overnight sounds great. If needed, you can use the pyramid technique to help her fall asleep after a feed. But hopefully, she mainly falls asleep during the feed or while you hold her upright for a while due to the reflux. If you do need to settle her to sleep after a feed, you may have more success with the pyramid technique during the first half of the night (as she will be in deeper sleep). For the early morning hours, her sleep will be dominated by REM sleep, so you may need to revert to how you usually help her fall asleep at this point.

    Regarding speeding up the maturation of her circadian rhythm, you sound like you are doing everything you possibly can. Unfortunately, she just needs time.

    I really hope you have another great night of sleep!