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  • Emma H

    April 24, 2024 at 9:56 pm

    Hi Maddie,

    Having a similar bedtime and naptime routine will be helpful for your little one, as consistency is key to helping her learn this new skill. The naptime routine should be a condensed version of the bedtime routine.

    If your partner could watch the course, that would be great. Then, you’ll both start with the same knowledge, and you can tweak the strategies to what you both feel will work for your little one.

    I would keep feeding her overnight when she wakes (as you both need to get back to sleep as quickly as possible) and just keep your focus on helping her learn how to fall asleep in her crib independently for naps and bedtime. Once she learns this skill, the overnight feeds will naturally reduce.

    At this age, they become super distracted during daytime feeds (as they just want to play). In these instances, feeding her in a quiet room with the lights dimmed during the day can be helpful to ensure she has full feeding. I would only do this when you need to feed her when she wakes up from a nap. I wouldn’t recommend feeding her in a dark, quiet room just before nap time, as she is likely to fall asleep while feeding.

    Ideally, you want her to be awake when you lay her down in the crib. But as your current focus is on teaching her how to fall asleep without feeding to sleep, settling her to sleep while she is lying in your arms is a great step forward. Just continue to make sure you stop the rocking and patting so that she falls asleep in your arms without any movement. Once she becomes comfortable with this, you can then move to try the settling pyramid again.

    I hope that helps!