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General Sleep Issues / Side Sleeping w/ Shh-Pat
« Last post by cbaileyjvb on April 02, 2020, 20:06:36 pm »
I have been doing S/P w/ my 14 week old little boy for the last 1.5 weeks, and I do think we're making good progress, but I'm having a problem with the position of the S/P... Like the BW says in her book, doing the S/P on the baby's side is generally more effective, and I tend to agree. BUT after I finally leave the room, if my LO is still on his side and he rolls to his back (once he is asleep), it wakes him up and he gets hysterical. Maybe the rolling makes him feel like he is falling...? Anyway, I'm not sure how to transition him to his back, and patting him on his front seems to disrupt him more than anything else... And I don't feel comfortable wedging towels or blankets up against him, since he is still in a swaddle and may get into a dangerous position. I'd love ANY suggestions if you have them!!!
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I posted a few months back but this is a follow up,
6 month old has been catnapping since 3.5 months old. every now and then she'll take a nap over an hour, maybe once a week.
currently she takes three naps a day, they range from 30-40 minutes. She sleeps 11-12 hours straight every night. She has 5 breastfeeds a day, roughly 3-3.5 hrs apart with the last feed close together. She has two solid meals each day.

i cannot figure out how to lengthen her naps. the room is completely blacked out, white noise, temp is perfect, not currently teething, sleeps in a sleep sack, has an awake time of 2.hrs 15 to 2hrs 30min in the morning before her first nap then the rest of the day her awake time is 2.5-3 hrs. She falls asleep without any rocking, completely on her own, she sucks on a paci/dummy for a minute then spits it out and falls asleep. She wakes up from her naps happily chatting to herself, i will often leave her until she starts to cry,  usually takes between 10-20 mins before she starts crying. sometimes i go in and replace the paci but that doesn't help. she does lots of tummy time, we go outside, read books, play then have a little wind down before she takes a nap.

With my first daughter she catnapped until she finally went down to one nap a day, that one nap became 1.5-2 hrs long. Do you think my second daughter will be the same?

Every book you read will tell you catnaps are a problem that needs fixing, but how do you do it? It used to really make me so angry and frustrated and i would become completely obsessed with her naps, but that's not healthy.
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Bottle Feeding / Re: Help - Baby only dream feeds!
« Last post by kasiam1326 on March 31, 2020, 14:17:01 pm »
Hi,
Just wanted to ask how did you solve the problem? My baby girl has reflux and it was severe for a while and she started refusing eating back then so I started dream feeding her. Now it looks like its her routine. She refuses to eat if she's not asleep.
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General Sleep Issues / Help with sleep.... please!!!!!
« Last post by Mommyadel on March 31, 2020, 11:38:40 am »
Guys I feel like Iím living the twilight zone... there has been no sleep in our house for weeks! We have tried the walk in walk out method and it doesnít seem to be working. We have cut the nap since it was always a fight to get him to go to bed and he generally runs on the low sleep need anyways. He has the odd nap throughout the week to make up for the lack of sleep if he allows it.
He too is so broken hearted when you send him back to bed and takes forever to settle. He will be 3 May 1 and I do realize this is a toddler sleep question but no one has responded in weeks 😞
His routine is
Up by 6:30am
Breakfast 7:30am
Snack 9am
Lunch 11:30
Nap( if this happens itís around 1-2 ish)
Snack 3pm
Supper 5:30pm
Bath/bed 7:30pm
Should we extend his day or shorten it? This has been going on for quite
Sometime with the walk-in and walk out but he asks for his legs to be rubbed or his feet or his song etc. Itís ususlly a few wakings from 11-2ish and then he will settle til 6:30 ish.
Should I just remain firm with the walk in walk out and if he cries he cries?
I due with my third in a few days and my 5 yr is a peach for sleeping and my son is a vampire who never sleeps.

Please help!! What am I doing wrong??
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General Sleep Issues / How to stop rocking the baby. He hates to be picked up
« Last post by Miwi on March 29, 2020, 21:21:04 pm »
Bye! Please help me understand. My baby is five months old. He's always slept in his crib. For the 2 naps, he sleeps alone in his crib with his pacifier. For now he takes naps for about 2-3 hours. In the evening he goes to the cradle anyway but he falls asleep with more difficulty and especially if he is very nervous for some reason the only thing that calms him down is to cradle him. He does not want to be taken in his arms at all. I can't do PU/PD. He hates to be held when he is sleepy. I can't find any other way to calm him down. But if I rock him a little bit, he calms down instantly and falls asleep fast enough. Same thing in the morning he wakes up early really and the only thing that can calm him down to sleep 1 or 2 hours more is to rock him. How can I change this habit?
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Naps / So desperate... 15 mon old still wonít nap long
« Last post by shirat on March 05, 2020, 23:51:43 pm »
My lo has been a short napper her whole
Life . I kept hoping by the time she moved to one nap
She would sleep longer ... but here we are at 15 months and she still sleeps for half hr sometime 45 minutes . Anyone have a solution??? So desperate as no babysitter will take her uless she can nap for 1-2 hours !
She is a good night sleeper 12-13 hours straight , and falls asleep completely on her own , and doesnít fight sleep (or naps - she falls asleep nicely but wakes after half hour)
She has an awake time of about 4 hours
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: 4 Years Old & Still Waking All Night
« Last post by kristeno on March 01, 2020, 00:25:51 am »
Thank you! It helps a lot to know that weíre not missing something, but that it could just be one of the things we've already been considering. She IS low sleep needs as well. Weíll try setting up a spot for her on our floor if she needs it for the future and maybe wake her up a little earlier in the mornings.
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: 4 Years Old & Still Waking All Night
« Last post by Katet on February 28, 2020, 21:55:29 pm »
Four years old waking at night can be complicated. Mild pain from growing, some Separation Anxiety, habit, some fear from a previous experience.
Things like preschool/school can be factors too
The fact she sleeps well after busy days may also be that she's low sleep need and 11 hours is too long and she's not mentally and physically tired enough.
For me I'd be most inclined to think it's a separation anxiety link and for my children the best trick I found was to set up a couple of blankets and a pillow on the floor beside my bed and let said child (both did it)  come in and settle on the floor in our room...they both grew out of the need in a few weeks.
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If he is screaming, I'd investigate health issues. I'd push for a Dr to properly check his ears and for gastro issues.
Until you can absolutely 100% rule out that there isn't a pain issue with sleep I wouldn't be looking at anything other than minimising being overtired. 
Does he sleep well in the day eg in a sling with you carrying him ?
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Hello, I finished feverishly reading the book (Baby whisperer by Tracy Hogg) during every car ride where I have 5-10 min and while baby sleeps in the carrier and I'm trapped unable to sit down or put him down- you get the picture. I'll get to the point.  My son is 6 months and co sleeping with me and my husband (safely-following all guidelines) and I feel like we are getting to the point of waking each other up more often. Last time i tried to get my son sleeping independently was at 2 months and he woke up every 15 min all night for 3 nights straight in a bassinet in our room. He is as Tracy would say "grumpy" for first 2 months and now blossoming into a "spirited" baby. So I don't think we have gotten a single night of sleep without at least 3 wakeups. My husband has attempted to help a handful of times but ultimately isn't very good at it in the middle of the night he needs a few minutes to "wake up" before picking up the baby and maybe go to the bathroom first. So I end up wide awake in the meantime and get no extra sleep anyway. So I have done all the night wakings..
We tried Tracy's method of reassuring baby each time he cries in the middle of the night then putting him down and or backing up he went down each time pretty quickly but woke up anywhere from 5 min to 1 hour later. I think I went in >30 times. This was enough to make husband say alright he will sleep in our bed till he's 3 I give up! But honestly we are not getting great sleep that way either I feel like the only option is to teach him to fall asleep on his own so he has a chance of doing that when he wakes in the middle of the night. I question whether or not I am doing this right, if he is screaming and not just grunting fussing a little I should pick him up right? Or do some babys cry like that and still settle back down after a couple minutes on their own?
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