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I am ready for some more help please

Hi Maree,
I have a 9 and 1/2 month old Bella who is having alot of trouble sleeping. I am trying the method recommended in the It`s Time to Sleep video for her age and get her to lie down and then leave the room a few times then she seems to manage to do a bowel motion at every morning and every afternoon sleep - Then when I have her changed I place her back in her cot and pat her very briefly and then take may hand away and before i know it she is asleep - problem being this pattern has been going for a few weeks now -and her daytime sleeps are still only about 25 minutes on average give or take a few minutes. Her night time sleep has improved a little but not a great deal and I am ready for some more help please

Answer: Hi, She has no doubt been going through 8 month separation anxiety also recently and this won`t be helping but will pass. The bowel motion is to get your attention and it works, change her nappy without making eye contact and get on with resettling her. You are making progress during the night and she will continue to learn if you persist and are consistent with the techniques. Cheers, Maree
Answered: 15 Oct 2008