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  • Emma H

    Administrator
    May 3, 2024 at 10:28 pm

    Hi Katerina,

    It’s great to hear that Helen is doing well and has started to take longer morning naps.

    If Helen can fall asleep on her own in the crib, continues to have that longer morning sleep (indicating she can link sleep cycles), and isn’t waking frequently during the night, then picking her up briefly during her afternoon nap or when she wakes occasionally at 11 PM or 5 AM is perfectly fine.

    One thing you might consider is pausing when she first wakes to see if she can fall back asleep on her own. If she becomes distressed and needs your help, you could try some of the less hands-on settling techniques, such as shushing or patting, before picking her up.

    This approach can help her learn to fall back asleep independently over time.

    Does this make sense?

    Emma

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 4 days ago by  Emma H.