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When I put him in the cot he won`t lie still, he twists to see me

i have a 3mth old baby boy who i rock to sleep or feed to sleep during the day. At night, 7pm he goes to sleep on breast and sleeps til 3am, is feed to sleep on the breast and wakes again at 6.30am. I have tried the self settling technique during the day but my baby is very active and doesnt really get drowsy. He grizzles when tired and when i put him in the cot he wont lie on his side and twists to see my face, then smiles and jiggles. If hold him facing the other way it only seems to distress him not encourage him to sleep. any suggestions?

Maree...
Answer: Hi, Controlled comforting techniques are very difficult to do and not for everyone. You need to be persistent with following the techniques. No doubt he probably is protesting the new techniques but if you want to make changes you will need to follow them. My son was 12 months and very strong so I know just how difficult it can be, but ultimately it is your choice. Cheers, Maree
Answered: 01 Nov 2008