Need advice re sleep

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sweetpea24
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Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:47 am 
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Hi. DD has been attached to her dummy from birth - there was no ways around it. She needs to be rocked to sleep.
I really want to stop this and also stop her dummy at night. The amount of times I have to get up is just too much and can sometimes take a good few hours before she falls asleep again as she gets upset that she can't sleep and then its big disaster.
How do I get her to fall asleep herself? And how do I get her used to not having the dummy?
Thanks. xxx
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Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:57 pm 
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My little girl was the same only she needed nursed back to sleep. In the end I called my health visitor and she gave me a sleep plan. It was basically controlled crying but I would go in and see her at increasing regular intervals.

There are lots of opinions on controlled crying. Very easy to be judgemental. However until you have a baby with a sleep problem I don't think you can understand how hard it is for both mum and baby when neither have had enough sleep.

Good Luck
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Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:31 am 
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How old was she when you tried controlled crying? How long did it take?
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