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Gina offers a personal telephone consultation service to parents of young babies and toddlers who are struggling with feeding, sleeping and behavioural problems. Over the last twenty years Gina has helped over 10,000 parents resolve serious sleeping and feeding issues.

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Emily aged five months - waking up between three and five times a night

I am at my wits end with my five-month old little girl Emily. During the day she is a Gina baby and sleeps and eats on schedule with few problems but she is still consistently waking 3-5 times a night screaming and making a fuss. We have tried everything from sleep training to feeding to shushing etc but nothing seems to work. Even when I feed him and put him down he can often cry and be unsettled for up to 1½ - 2 hours afterwards. She is my second child and my 2 ½ old son was also a Gina baby and took 6 months to really sleep through the night but thrived on the routine.

My daughter does not use a dummy but seems to be a very sucky baby, quick to settle if we place our finger in her mouth which I know is a bad sleep association! Is it too late to introduce a dummy? She has been on solids for the past month as she is such a big/hungry girl.

I would love to have a consultation with Gina as I feel I have not slept for over five months. My baby has only slept through the night once and I just can't understand what I am doing wrong. I am constantly reading Gina's books to try and understand what I can do differently to change her ways but nothing seems to be working.

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