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  • Emma H

    April 29, 2024 at 2:15 pm

    Hi Maddie,

    It sounds like you’ve had a real mix of nights recently, with everything from very challenging stretches to some positive progress.

    Moving her to the big cot for naps is a good step, even if the initial results are just short naps. It’s all part of the adjustment process for her to get used to her new sleeping environment. It might feel like a big step now, but it’s beneficial in the long run, especially with the upcoming transition to her own room.

    Feeding her to sleep occasionally, especially when out and about, is completely understandable. You’re doing what you need to do to manage the situation and keep her comfortable.

    It’s great to hear that she’s starting to get the hang of settling at bedtime without feeding.

    As for the settling pyramid and feeding to sleep, yes, there will likely come a point where she understands that sleep time doesn’t always equate to feeding time. It sounds like you’re already making headway with putting her down before she’s fully asleep and helping her get used to her cot. The key is consistency, even if it requires multiple attempts and some patience with the process. It might take a bit of time, but as she becomes more familiar with the routine and the environment, she should start settling more easily.

    If you feel ready to you can start trying the settling pyramid now that you have successfully moved the last feed of the day to the start of the bedtime routine.

    Also have you and your partner been able to agree on a settling approach for nap and bedtime?

    It’s not too optimistic to hope for significant progress in the next few weeks—sometimes, it just clicks for babies after a period of adjustment.

    Keep up the great work, and please do keep me posted on how things go!