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  • Emma H

    May 3, 2024 at 9:43 pm

    Hi Emma,

    It’s fantastic that you’ve identified your little one’s CMPI and that he is starting to settle better without dairy. Did the person who diagnosed him give you an estimate on how long it might take for dairy to be fully out of his system?

    You should find that, once the dairy is completely out of his system, he will be easier to settle and sleep for longer stretches. It might be a good idea to hold off on trying the settling pyramid until his body has fully adjusted to being dairy-free.

    It’s great that he’s content when placed in his crib and that he’s comfortable with you shushing and patting him. When you say he’s not responding, do you mean he’s happily looking around the room and playing (indicating he isn’t tired), or that he occasionally cries and is tired but can’t settle to sleep? If it’s the second scenario, is his bedroom dark enough that you can’t read a book? Making the room darker might help him fall asleep more easily and reduce the time you spend shushing and patting him. Babies can take up to 20 minutes to fall asleep, so if he’s content, remember to move back down the pyramid rather than continuing to shush and pat him.

    I do have a video on YT that shows you how to teach a bub to roll from his tummy to his back. In this video it also shows you have to roll them over. Here is the link:

    I hope this helps!