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Ferber recommends trying the method for much longer than a single night for 20 minutes. The method is usually successful if parents adhere to the routine for the entire night for 3-4 consecutive nights (Ferber, 2006). It is expected that the first night or two will be difficult. They were in our experience. But I am glad in retrospect that we stuck to the ...


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Do you use a pacifier? Do you swaddle still? (If she cant roll over yet. Sleep sacks if she can) These are some of the 5S techniques that help soothe a baby. (Suck, Swaddle, Sideways, Shush, Swing) Based on your comment about connecting sleep cycles etc, it does seen to me like she's able to self soothe IF she's relaxed and sleepy already. May be that's the ...


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Just saw your follow-up, so I’ll share what I told my teenager at the beginning of the summer. Background: At the end of every summer my daughter would complain that her summer disappeared too fast, that she didn’t enjoy it as much as she expected, that fall and school came too early. So… At the beginning of this summer I suggested that, instead of the ...


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On the assumption that through the other answers you've accepted belly-sleeping to be a bad idea, you'll be looking for alternatives. My kids slept really well in "cocoonababy" sleep nests. These days "sleep nests" are everywhere, but most of them are flat with a soft surround. The ones we had were shaped so that the baby doesn't have to ...


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Research has found that babies this young being in deep sleep is actually more dangerous and may contribute to SIDS. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK513387/) So its actually safer for her to not sleep too deeply. To encourage her to sleep better on her back though, you can try swaddling her. Some babies like their arms up instead of down as they'll be ...


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I'm not going to address the wider question, but you are not going to notice if your baby stops breathing unless you are actively watching their chest move, and possibly not even then. Here is one harrowing account from a father who's son died in his lap while he did email. Staring at your baby's chest for hours on end is unlikely to work either: studies ...


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