sleep help - baby self settles but doesn't stay asleep
If I understand correctly, the aim of all the sleep manuals etc is to get a baby able to self settle, as then they won't need you to settle them when they waken during the night. But I seem to have the opposite problem... Baby CV (3 months) can drop off no problem in her basket on her own but will never ever stay asleep for more than 40 mins when she has gone down like that. I leave her to it but she eventually gets really overtired and then getting to sleep again is a full scale operation. If she happens to nod off over her final bottle or being winded, she goes down and stays down. (As she also does after being settled by us after that first waking.)
I am just conscious that self settling is supposed to be a habit that I should encourage if she does it but am increasingly wondering what the point is when I could get her settled for the night/proper daytime nap with a 5 minute cuddle.
Any thoughts? TIA!