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The time has come to start the night weaning process!  LO is 7.5mos and wakes twice to eat, usually around 11 and 3 but the times can vary +/- an hour.  We've also had some early mornings lately so a 5am feed is not unheard of, just to buy me a little more sleep time!  I plan to do the dreamfeed/tapering off by a minute plan.  Any advice/tips/success stories?
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Nothing good to report yet.  Two nights in a row he slept til 12:45 and then went until 5am.  Silly me thought we could just drop the 11 feed without tapering off since he had proved he didn't need it.  I just don't have the resolve in the middle of the night.  (And dad wasn't able to assist this week).   So back to the tapering off plan.  I can't quite commit to setting an alarm for dream feeds because, against all odds, every night I think will be the night that he magically sleeps through.  Seriously, need to get over that already haha.
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Hi all!  My LO is a few days from 7mos and in the past few days has started fighting naps and waking up after 45mins.  Previously he went down fairly easily and slept from 1hr 15m - 1hr 45m.  Currently we've been working on a nap for 40mins.  He calms down when I come in the room and he's obviously drifting off but starts screaming as I'm reaching the door to leave.  He always goes down awake, crib, white noise, blackout curtains, small lovey.  Our only sleep crutch is the paci (my frenemy).  Is this separation anxiety?  Any tips?  So far hasn't affected night sleep, knock on wood.
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Thanks all!  Today was really good.  We followed the 2-3-4 plan and had 2 long naps (1hr45min each).  The am nap was solid whereas the pm nap he woke at 40mins, cried for 2mins, then put himself back to sleep for ~1hr.  He was tired in the 4hr block but I think it's time to drop the 3rd nap so we soldiered on.  Went to bed without a peep, woke after 40mins, cried for 2mins, put self back to sleep.  Color me shocked!!  It's like a switch flipped overnight and all of the sudden he can go from hard crying to self soothing, whereas before it led to hours of crying and he couldn't be settled.  We never felt the need to CIO b/c overall he's a great sleeper but it does feel REALLY good to know he can settle himself.
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