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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 😅

Bottle Feeding / 3 month old refusing a bottle
« Last post by Kclu on November 09, 2021, 18:17:58 pm »
Okay, baby girl was taking a bottle once in awhile no problem! She would latch onto it and drink. Now I'm going back to work in 7 days and she is completely refusing. She pushes her tongue out any time the bottle comes near her. She has always refused a binky so no luck there. I recently, four days ago, tested positive for COVID my milk is very dry, she is very hungry and would rather suckel on a dry breast for 1.5 hours than take a bottle. I have tried different milk temperatures, warmed nipple, different nipple, someone else trying to feed it to her. Is it just because she is sick or do I have an issue on my hands? My mother in law will be watching her while I'm at work and I cannot break to breastfeed her. I need her to take Bottles. Please help.
Night Wakings / Night Wakings/ Early Wakings in an 8 month old
« Last post by LydSquid on November 03, 2021, 10:06:19 am »
Hello all! It's my first time here. I read BW during my pregnancy and have referred back to it many times for help.
We have always tried to stick to the EASY routine and had hiccups when we strayed. We overused a paci and it became a strong prop for my little girl.
At 6 month we moved her into her own room and we realized how bad it had gotten because we actually had to get out of bed to put it back in.
At 7 and a half months I took away the paci cold turkey. She is now 8 and a half month and still exhibits signs of wanting to suck or not being satisfied with sucking on her fingers or tongue when going down for naps and resettling after waking.

When we first cut the paci I turned into a human paci and she started waking more frequently and only wanting to nurse to go back down.
I cut night feedings two weeks ago after reading another post on this site. I tried PUPD but she just screams more and I have to rock her hip in her crib. She settles down a bit and then cries and sits up within 10 minutes. This would go on for an hour or more some nights.

 The last couple of nights I have caved and fed her because I thought she might really need to eat. But she still has a very hard time staying down. She settles in her crib and then within ten minutes starts crying. This will be anywhere between 4 and 5 am. Past that I just know she won't go back down and don't bother.

Since cutting the paci and trying PUPD she has shortened her 45 minute naps to around 30 minutes and it's cause a wreck of a time during the day. I try to resettle for naps but the same thing happens. She calms down for a minute or two and then stirs and cries.

She started solids at 6 months. She still just snacks, tastes, and plays. She started crawling over a week ago. She can pull herself up on her crib. She is very attached to me throughout the day. My husband works from home and I take care of her full time so she is always around her parents.

She is normally able to stay awake for 3 hours but has gone up to 5 when we are around other kids her age and in a new place.

Our EASY routine looks like this give or take a half hour.

5:30 wake up and nurse
8:30- nap (sometimes I will try to resettle and put her back down but this hasn't ever worked)
9ish wake up and nurse
12 nap
12:45  nurse
3 nap
3:30 wake up and nurse
6:30 nurse
6:45 bedtime routine and down for the night

Or if  she naps longer its been like this in the past:

6am wake up and nurse
9am nap
9:45 wake up and nurse
1:30 nap
2:30 wake up and nurse
6:30 nurse
 6:45 bed time routine and down for the night.

Thank you for the help!
General Sleep Issues / Ssh pat addict - warning off ssh pat
« Last post by Cg1986 on September 18, 2021, 09:27:08 am »
My 11 week old can be guided to sleep successfully with the ssh pat. Whilst this is great, she can only manage one sleep cycle because she’s still not falling to sleep independently. Despite my attempts to wean her off / reduce the patting gradually, she gets so worked up and upset, it means I always end up helping her to sleep. I know until she’s falling asleep completely without me, she won’t be able to connect cycles for naps so can anyone share their experiences / guidance of how to wean off the ssh pat? Thanks!
Night Wakings / 13m old waking 12-230 every night
« Last post by 1stimer on August 03, 2021, 13:06:16 pm »
I'm really hoping one of you fabulous experts on here can help. I've reached out in facebook groups and it seems that you only get responses on those if you are bashing your husband or MIL. anyways....Our son turned 12m on 7/7 (11m adjusted). We dealt with several illnesses prior to this issue (ear infection that led to a febrile seizure, then while in the ER he was diagnosed with the adnovirus that lasted 3 weeks. We had 2 blissful nights of sleep after that then he caught a horrible case of hand foot and mouth that lasted another almost 3 weeks. So aside from those two nights we've been up at all hours. More recently, since he's gotten better , he wakes every night 1130/12ish-2/230 ish. Last night it was 12:15 until 330. I'm exhausted. My husband is exhausted. We do pu/pd, we are trying hard to not reinforce any bad habits. It's almost immediately after putting him back in his crib in he screams. Sometimes we get 10/15 minutes of quiet. We see him laying down and think he's gone to sleep only for him to sit up and start screaming. What's the deal? Is this just the 12m sleep regression? I've lost track of how long it's been going on. Several weeks already I know.
Glitches & Forum Help / Re: did not get passowrd recovery email
« Last post by Jaime on July 30, 2021, 10:52:19 am »
what is your username?
Glitches & Forum Help / did not get passowrd recovery email
« Last post by Maszke on July 29, 2021, 10:27:36 am »

can you help? Tried to reset my password, said email set, but nothing arrived to my mailbox.
Night Wakings / 11 week old won’t settle without pacifier/dummy
« Last post by peepip on May 27, 2021, 10:35:15 am »
Hi, I have an 11 week baby girl who has become totally reliant on the dummy. We’ve been trying for 5 days to wean her off at night soothing with PU/PD and shh/pat but it’s taking over an hour every night to get her to sleep without and even then she’s waking after 10-20 minutes crying. We’re exhausted so we end up giving her the dummy to get her to sleep. We have two other boys under the age of 5 and it’s just gotten too much.

She hasn’t used it for any naps since Sunday (it’s now Thursday evening), however we have been letting her nap in the swing (on speed 1 or 2, the lowest settings). I know the swing is another prop but I used it for my second son and weaned him easily by slowly lowering the speed over a number of weeks until he was sleeping without motion so I figured this was an okay solution. I obviously don’t want to use this at night because it’s not safe.

I thought completely eliminating the dummy during the day would help the night but so far it has no effect at all. Maybe she’s too young to learn any other soothing techniques? I feel like I’m trapped in an endless dummy hell as were popping it back in sometimes hourly at night. I’m desperate for any other solutions or reassurance there is light at the end of the tunnel

Her days are typically like this:

7-8am wake up and breastfeed
9am - 12pm nap in swing
12pm breastfeed
1:15-3:15ish nap in swing
3:30 breastfeed
4:30 sometimes will take a 30 min nap in swing or if she’s not napping and just fussing we will wear her
6pm bath every 2nd day, then breastfeed
7-8pm bedtime
Up at around 1am and 4am for milk
Hi all,

Thanks in advance for reading. My 19 day old has been on Easy for a few days but it’s not really working out due to her crazy sleep schedule. For the past 5 days she is sleeping for 2 x 4-6 hour stretches at night (9:30-3:30am and 4am-8am).

This is great, however she will not nap in the day for more than 5 minutes. We feed her when she wakes, change her to wake her up if she’s fallen asleep and keep her up until the first signs of tiredness and then we wind her down and put her in her cot. At this point, she will fall asleep quite happily but is awake within 5 minutes. Sometimes she’s crying so we’ll try the shush pat but this takes a long time to work as she can appear quite angry and even if it does put her to sleep eventually, she’s awake again in 5 minutes.

This cycle continues, sometimes with her waking and not even crying, just looking around for 10 mins until she gets overtired and then cries again. This is how it goes until her next feed and repeat until 9pm.

She’s having 3-4 oz for her feeds, every 2.5-3 hours.

Are her long sleep at night interfering with her daytime naps? Any advice at all appreciated
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