Hi. I am trying to implement EASY with my 15 wk old, and in particular to use sh/pat to try and calm her and get her to settle to sleep on her own. At the moment I hold her and walk the floor while sh/patting to get her to sleep - she falls asleep on my shoulder and then will sometimes stay asleep when I put her in her cot, but more often not.
I know that I have to be consistent with using sh/pat and that it won't be a miracle fix, but I do have one specific question. She quite often really struggles when I am holding her and sh/patting - arching back, pedalling feet against my stomach. This can happen even if I've starting winding down as soon as she makes any signs of fussing. Tracey's book says never to struggle with a baby who is physically struggling against you, and to put them down. However, it also says to pick a baby up when sh/patting if they are crying. So which part of this should I follow when she is crying and struggling?
Help much appreciated!