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To get her to sleep isn`t a problem, getting her to stay asleep is the issue

Hi Maree, my 9 week old little girl can`t seem to move from REM sleep into a deep sleep and therefore, during the day, she only catnaps for about 30 minutes at a time. To get her to sleep isn`t too much of a problem (I am using a dummy and white noise CD), it is getting her to stay asleep that is the issue. I try and settle her when she wakes, with varying success. She is happy and alert when she wakes, however by the end of the day she is so overtired that she gets in a state and it is a battle to get her to sleep because she has become "wired". Once we do get her to sleep at night-time, she then wakes for two feeds overnight and is happy to self settle in her cot without any dramas. Any advice you can give in this regard would be much appreciated.
Regards, Carolyn

Maree...
Answer: Hi Carolyn, I would suggest you follow our It`s time To Sleep settling program for newborn to 6 months it`s all hands on and no leaving baby at this age it will help you to settle and resettle if waking under one hour. I highly recommend you follow a feed/play/sleep routine so you can act on tired signs immediately as an overtired baby is harder to settle. You can get details for our It`s Time To Sleep settling program from Your Baby`s Sleep or www.itstimetosleep.com Cheers, Maree
Answered: 29 Jun 2009