At her seven month development appointment although she is over eight months old already the health visitor said going to Reagan when she wakes up is a mistake…not a bad one and certainly one nearly everyone makes, but a mistake all the same. She said that everyone sleeps in cycles of around 90minutes and as adults we don’t actually wake up but come out of deep sleep into light sleep and then back to deep sleep again what Reagan is doing is waking during light sleep and ooh I’m awake its dark if I cry someone will come….and we do!
She said that however hard it is to let her cry it will train her quicker than actually weaning her off being comforted back to sleep each night.
Ironically I was on me own last night and got Reagan down as normal and went downstairs to wash up dishes, I heard her begin to cry but thought I will just finish off the dishes then I will go up to her checked the monitor again after a couple of minutes and it was calming and when Jamie returned 10 minutes later she was asleep again and we never heard her until 08:30 this morning. Jamie even had to go and check on her at around 22:30 because it was so unusual lol!
So from now on “no matter how hard it seems….” 🙁 Reagan will be left to cry it out, tough for both of us but mommy is on her own tonight so I just hope Reagan sleeps through similar to last night
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