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Sleeping a long stretch, but not when I want it to happen!

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    1sttimemom is offline Registered User
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    May 2010
    Hong Kong

    AgnesForbes, I still haven't figured out how to shift her sleeping, so I can't help.
    I've read about slowly moving her bedtime back, from 6pm (in your case) to 615pm, then 630pm, etc. Try that maybe?

    My little one really resists naps and I just realized she really cannot fall asleep on her own so my focus now is to get her on a napping routine and teaching her how to fall asleep on her own. I have shifted the dreamfeed to 11pm though.

    At first, I tried moving bedtime to 9pm, but because she's such a poor napper, she's exhausted by the time 530/6pm rolls around.

    I think teaching her to fall asleep on her own will help her drop the night wakings (when she's ready). These 2 nights, she's been waking up at 230am, 330am ... then around 530 (there may have been a waking at 4-ish, but I don't remember) and I've been finding her struggling to get back to sleep, with her limbs going crazy. I try not to feed her but the one time that I do, I find she doesn't seem very hungry.

    I don't swaddle her because she just wakes herself up when trying to get out of the swaddle.

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    LLL_Sarah is offline Registered User
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    Feb 2003
    Hong Kong
    Quote Originally Posted by 1sttimemom View Post
    Thank you for referring to me to LLL_Sarah's post. It's all making sense now! Trying to find more information about this on the website.
    One book which explains about babies sleeping patterns is Nighttime Parenting by Dr. William Sears,

    This book is also available in the La Leche League Hong Kong library at

    Other books which might be helpful are:

    The Family Bed by Tine Thevenin,

    Good Nights by Dr. Jay Gordon,

    The No-Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley.

    (All availbale from the LLL-HK library.)

    Best wishes,
    La Leche League Leader

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