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  • Emma

    March 28, 2024 at 9:12 pm

    Hi Kostas,

    It would be lovely to meet little Helen!

    Thanks for answering those questions. Before I provide advice, I want to make sure I understand what your night with Helen generally looks like.

    From what you said, I understand her bedtime is 8pm, and you do a bedtime routine. She generally falls asleep on her own in the crib. When she doesn’t fall asleep and needs your help, what are you doing to help her fall asleep? Are you using the settling pyramid or doing something else?

    After she falls asleep at bedtime, I got the impression she generally sleeps until 4:30/5/6 am. But sometimes she wakes at 1:30 or 3 am, and she either falls back to sleep independently or you comfort her by talking to her until she falls back asleep. When she wakes at 4:30/5/6 am, you are breastfeeding her, and she falls back to sleep until 7 am or slightly later.

    Is this correct? Or did I get it completely wrong?

    Also, letting Helen nap in the crib for the morning nap and then in the stroller outside for the next nap is okay. It’s important that you get out of the house too! You may notice that as she gets a little older, the length of time she naps in the stroller may be less than the length of time she naps in the crib and/or she may not seem as well-rested after sleeping in the stroller. This is because the quality of their sleep isn’t as good when they sleep in an environment with sudden loud noises or random jolts of movement, which generally comes with sleeping in a stroller.