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« Last post by Sammyh on May 26, 2022, 17:57:47 pm »
Not receiving activation email 😢 really want to log in love info available had an old account years ago trying to set up new profile with new email I’ve had a new baby
Naps / Nap extension not working
« Last post by Seachelle1512 on March 21, 2022, 16:24:27 pm »
LO is 8wks old today. Been on an EASY pattern for weeks now. Not a schedule yet, but definitely a pattern. He sleeps pretty good at night so far. The last week each night went like this: a 3-5hr sleep stretch, eats and sleeps another 2-3hrs, eats and sleeps another 2-3hrs. Around 10-12 total night sleep hours.

Daytime naps have been dicey… example of what happened today:
10:05 asleep for first nap
10:50 I heard the first awake noise on monitor
10:50-11:00 HTTJ for about 10min, I think I about have him asleep then 11:00 he starts fidgeting hard and cries
11:00-11:10 I get him resettled in the crib (small, short-lived win) so I pat his back and hold him through the squirms
11:10-11:35 this process continues for 25 more minutes, he never resettles into a deep sleep. He yawns, eyes stay mostly closed, no hardcore crying, some whining. But no deep non-moving sleep. Constant jolts and squirms.
11:35 I finally pick him up after his agitation starts to increase. He rubs his face into my chest, I have to bounce him a bit to calm him down, then he becomes still.
12:15 he’s asleep in my arms as I’m writing this and has only twitched twice for the last 40 minutes. Guess this is his deep sleep cycle finally (?) after 40 minutes of failed nap extension.

He’s on reflux meds, I gave gas drops prior to this nap and right before the gas drops he passed gas during tummy time. So I don’t think tummy problems are the reason for his nap troubles.

Why can he go to sleep on his own for nap but not stay asleep on his own? What am I missing?

I’ve tried every awake time combination imaginable over the last week (anywhere from 50 min to 1hr15min) and it seems he can’t get past the 45min hump on his own anymore. I have maybe 10% success rate extending his nap fully in his crib, 10% of the time he continues napping on his own, the other 80% he finishes his nap on my chest or the swing after a failed attempt to nap extend.

Am I wasting my time? My back and sanity sure aren’t thanking me 😞 If he doesn’t resettle in 15-20 minutes should I just hold him for the remainder of the nap? I have 4 more weeks on leave and could enjoy them more not hovering over his bed for hours each day doing something that isn’t fruitful.
How much longer do I try? Or just try for one nap a day then do what I need to do for the rest?
Bottle Feeding / Re: 3 month old refusing a bottle
« Last post by Beyeraident1999 on March 17, 2022, 11:57:00 am »
Bottle refusal is a common problem that can occur at any age. If your baby refuses to take a bottle from you, then it may indicate that they are not getting enough nutrition through breastfeeding. This could be due to insufficient milk supply, improper positioning of the nipple, or even a lack of interest in nursing
Breast Feeding / Rough guide by age of feeds?
« Last post by Crispysage on March 06, 2022, 17:07:38 pm »
My LO is 13 mo and doing great. She is still on 7,11,3,7 (plus a 5am one I’m trying to drop.) maybe this is an EASY schedule question but I’ve forgot when they start dropping day feeds?
I have had great success by bringing daytime feedings closer in time, moving the feeds closer each day by 15 minutes till we find the 'sweet spot' of timing which gives me and babe that much needed rest at night.

Sleeping For Toddlers / 12 month early wake... is anyone out there???
« Last post by Abbyw on February 08, 2022, 12:14:41 pm »
My 12 month old has always been an early riser. His nurse for some reason was never able to train him out of the 5 am wake up but once she left, I was able to get him to wake up later.
Recently, be it the 12 month sleep regression, teething, etc. He's waking up early in the 5s again and I'm falling apart. Throw in frequent NW as well.

I'm at a loss. I'm trying to push his morning nap to after 11 but he's usually so exhausted by then and he rarely sleeps for more than 1.5 hrs.
Sometimes he'll go down for a catnap in the afternoon and bedtime is at about 7ish (earlier if no afternoon nap) or 7.30ish if he did.
I need some guidance here, where am I going wrong?
Naps / Terrible naps during the day | 17 weeks old
« Last post by AnnaKorp on December 04, 2021, 12:22:42 pm »

My daughter is 17 weeks old and is obviously going through the 4 mo sleepregression…
She was never a very good sleeper. The first few months she cried a lot, so we held her very close to us. She is used to sleeping in the carrier and being rocked to sleep.

A few weeks ago we started with BW and she suddenly could sleep in her crib (we did pet/shh, but instead of petting stroke her eyebrows).

But now with the sleepregression…
Catnaps are very common and now she won’t sleep in her crib anymore unless we rock her to sleep and very calmly put her in her crib. (She’s too fussy for pat/shh). Very often she’s awake after 10 minutes after laying her in her crib.

At this moment I really don’t know how to handle this situation 🥲
This morning’s nap we put her in the carrier, so she could have two cycles of sleep.
For her other naps we don’t know what to do… We have a toddler too that wants his attention.

(FYI: she seems to be able to fall asleep herself, as she has shown last week with some naps). But atm she’s wide awake in her crib.

Can someone please give advise/tips?

Our schedule is something like:

7.30: E + A
9.15: S
10.45: E + A
12.30: S
13.15: A
14.15: E + A
15.00: S
15.45: A
17.00: E + A
17.30: S
18.30: A
20.00: E + S (after small bottle she’s still awake)
20.30: A
22.00: E + S (after bottle only sleepy, but still awake)
3.00: E (dreamfeed)

How do we improve? Or is it a matter of time? 😬

Thanks for your responses in advance ❤️
Naps / Nearly 5 month old naps
« Last post by SJS1471 on December 02, 2021, 16:24:22 pm »
Hello I am back again with my second baby!

Yet again I have a serial cat napper but a really good night sleeper 😅

She will be 5 months on Sunday and our EASY looks like this -

WU 7.30
E 7.45
A 7.55 - 9.20
S 9.20 - 9.50
A 9.50 - 10.45
E 10.45
A 10.55 - 11.40
S 11.40 - 12.10
A 12.10 - 1.30
E 1.30
S 1.55 - 2.20 resettled herself for another 15 minutes
S 2.30 - 2.45
A 2.45 - 4.00
E 4.00
A 4.15 - 5.00
S 5.00 - 5.30 (carrier)
A 5.30 - 6.00
E 6.00
A 6.15 - 7.15
E 7.15
S 7.00

The naps are UT I'm thinking as she wakes happy apart from the afternoon one. She isn't happy when she wakes and tries to get herself back to sleep but can't. She puts herself to sleep for naps sucking her thumb. The last nap is always in the carrier on daddy so that I can go and pick our eldest up from pre school shower her etc.

I'm wondering whether to try and push her WT out more? I'm obviously grateful she sleeps so well at night but as the night goes on she just gets so grumpy and is not a happy baby at all.

Thank you if you got this far 😅

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