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  • Maddie Maughan

    May 27, 2024 at 7:11 pm

    Thanks for this Emma.

    It’s great to be reminded how much progress we have actually made and in a relatively short space of time. It’s hard to see it ourselves!

    I have been completing the watch and listen step outside of the room with every nap and bedtime. The only thing I struggle with is when she fusses immediately as I try to put her down. In that case I end up going straight into the settling pyramid right from the rocking step. But I guess this is ok as long as I’m letting her complete the last step by herself.

    She’s definitely able to self soothe – we’ve watched her call out briefly and then go back to sleep during naps and soon after bedtime. But she is still waking properly through the night.

    My partner tried to settle her at around 11pm last night instead of me feeding her, but she just woke up straight away after he put her down and I think it’s because she just wanted feeding. We’ll keep trying.

    I am really considering moving her into her own room in the next few weeks. She’s six months now, and I do wonder if it might be easier for me to assess the best response to her by watching her on the monitor. I feel super sad about it, but also think she might benefit from less disturbance from us through the night as well. In the meantime I’ve moved her crib a bit further from me in our room.

    I think she may have been a bit unwell this week as well. I’ve had a bit of a cold and she was up every hour a couple of nights ago. She’s also been much harder to settle overnight, needing to be held to fall back asleep. I’ve been letting this happen as I do think it’s just because she’s been feeling under the weather, so I’m hoping things will settle back down and we might start seeing those good stretches again!

    Going to just keep going. I know she can self settle so we just need to keep giving her more of a chance to practice!

    Thanks so much for all of your help and advice. Will keep you posted!