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Wow. I haven't been able to write on this board for quite some time and now when I sit down to post about my daughter's changing sleeping habits...I find (again!) that I am not alone!

Sofia is almost 6 months-old and started sleeping through the night since week 3 or 4. By week 8 she was sleeping 8 hours and a little more every week, so I could not complain at all. Since about her 3rd month she has been going to bed at around 10 or 9.30pm, no fuss, and waking up not before 8.30 am, plus a couple of naps during the day.

But now...for the past 3 weeks not only she resists going to bed (she becomes 'Miss Charming Cutie-pie'...;) ), but she starts crying (something she hardly did before) with an angry face and it escalates till she turns red in the face...This could go on for an hour or two. I've tried calming her before the crying escalates but eventually I have to pick her up and she is both all smiles and sobs :rolleyes: ). It worries me that she gets so worked up and nothing soothes her, not even the breast, that is until she gets exhausted. I must say though, that when she finally falls asleep, with one exception, she stays asleep.

She's also bothered by teething and so at times I have given her some Tylenol. I am also watching her naps during the day, trying to tweek that a little, and it has helped some, but no two days or nights are the same!

From your posts you all seem to agree that this is a phase and partly due to teething, but I am wondering if there could be anything else causing this behaviour so one could better help the little one to unwind and rest. Even though I must make an effort to keep my own temper under control, I mostly worry about her, hoping this won't become a habit hard to break.

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