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so beautifully put, what sweet dreams he must have falling asleep so lovingly :o)
When my son E was a few months old and I wasn’t getting much sleep because of his frequent wake ups someone I consider to be a good friend surprised me by suggesting I ” let him cry a bit, they all do it and they soon learn to sleep through”. As E’s such a cheery little soul who rarely fusses I defended not leaving him to cry because I knew it was his only way of telling me something wasn’t right and having attended to his needs immediately by day I certainly wasn’t going to ignore him at night. I felt somewhat vindicated when an osteopath confirmed he had a spasmy stomach from his forceps delivery which made feeding painful and windy and when he cut his first teeth at 4 months. At 14 months old now I wait every night for him to fall asleep and while he does still wake a couple of times during the night he settles quickly. Making adjustments to my own bedtime routine so I get enough rest to manage the wake ups is far more preferable to forcing a change he’s not ready for and creating stress for a little boy who’s every breath sings out ”I love life and my sole purpose is to make you smile”!

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