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General Sleep Issues / Day and Nights Switched
« Last post by Mjh045000 on Yesterday at 21:06:11 »
We did EASY with our daughter, and it worked great.  However, my newborn son (15 days old) has his days and nights switched.  We started EASY the day we got home from the hospital and have been very diligent about keeping him on a 3 hour routine.  However, it has become evident he has days and nights switched.  He sleeps all days with little awake time but will be awake most of the night.  Today, we started to reintroduce EASY as suggested in the book by not allowing him to sleep more than one hour at a time without waking.  However, this is very foreign as it completely changes the 3 hour routine suggested in the book (and that we used with our daughter).  We have a few questions:

1.  Has anyone done this one hour waking?  If so, what worked well or didn't work well?
2.  I'm worried we're going to make him over tired now.  How do we avoid this?
3.  How long do we keep him up in these hours (if we're able to keep him up at all)?
E.A.S.Y. Forum / 14 week old not so easy to get on routine
« Last post by Chelsea22 on Yesterday at 13:12:24 »
I used EASY with my first child and worked well, he is now 2.5 years old and I have a 23 week old whom is not textbook. Since birth Iíve tried and although managed somewhat of a routin, heís not napping or eating as he should.
He eats a lot and up till 8 weeks I could only have him on a 2 hour feed, Ive since gone onto mostly formula milk to see if it helped fill him and was able to move onto a 3 hour feed most days however he is still always hungry and drains his milk. I should say Iím giving him 180/190ml at each feed.
His daytime sleep is always naps at 45mins to max 1 hour and Iíve tried shush/pat to put him back to sleep but he just screams to be lifted. The only good part is he sleeps great at night and has been on only one feed since 7 weeks.
This last week he has gone backwards and looking for more food after 2 hours, I can distract him and hold him off for about 20mins then itís tears till heís fed. Any help appreciated as I donít want to start feeding him every 2 hours and would love to have him have longer sleeps.

Our schedule is as below:
8am - Eat & Activity
9.30 -  10.20/30 Sleep , awake by 10.30
11.00 Eat & Activity
12.30 - 13.30 Sleep
14.00 - Eat
15.30- 16.15 sleep
17.00 - Eat & Activity
19.00 - cluster feed and sleeping by 19.30
22.30 - DF and then thatís him till 05.00 feed.

Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: 2y 4am wake up!
« Last post by Adelheid on Yesterday at 11:12:41 »
Thank you so much! He's not grumpy at all.
I hadn't thought about it just being habit.
I will try everything you suggested! I'm getting tired of being up at 4am.  :)
Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: 2y 4am wake up!
« Last post by Katet on Yesterday at 05:18:45 »
It does sound like he's getting close to being ready to drop his nap as he's essentially going 8 hours from a 4 am wake up to a noon nap.
I'd try making his nap around 12.30pm and only 1 hour max and possibly even make his bedtime a little later for the short term at least.
Is he at all grumpy in the day? Because if he isn't it probably does mean he doesn't need the nap but likes the nap as a habit and a break from activity. So maybe he'd do well with quiet time.
Sleeping For Toddlers / 2y 4am wake up!
« Last post by Adelheid on Yesterday at 04:15:28 »
Talk about early!
At 4am, my recently turned two year old is wanting to start his day.
It's a huge battle to get him to lay back down, including many tears and a time out. Usually, he'll lay there for a little longer but never actually sleep. By 5am he's up and we start the day.

His bedtime is 7pm and he naps from 12-1:30.

I am at a loss of what to do. I have one of those grow clocks, but I think he's too young to follow it.

His older two siblings dropped their mid-day nap around two years old and took to sleeping 12-13hrs at night instead. However, I'm not sure this is the right move for him as he is always happy to nap and falls asleep right away.

What should I do? Someone suggested extending his nap to at least two hours?

Feeling sluggish.
Has she gone through the 12 week growth spurt. Waking several times in an hour sounds to me like it could be the growth spurt so it might be worth seeing what happens if you feed more. Particularly if you BF as the Growth Spurt is particularly important in long term supply at this age.
My second was particularly attached to hers. We solved it by buying a dozen of them and leaving them for her to grab and replug at night (this also meant giving her opportunities to practice replugging during the daytime). It did take a couple of weeks for her to get proficient at it, but it was worth it for us.

Can you swaddle with one arm out so she can grasp around for more to replug?

Alternately, there's a link somewhere for how to wean the paci with minimal crying (but takes several days, and w/our second it didn't work because she was REALLY REALLY invested in that thing! LOL). Maybe a mod can link the No-Cry Sleep Solution pacifier-weaning post?

Wait, I found it:
E.A.S.Y. Forum / Re: Starting EASY with Preemie?
« Last post by JennVanessa1083 on February 18, 2019, 14:34:11 pm »
Ok! Yea for the most part the milk coma is very much happening. Sometimes she wakes back up while burping her. Then I cuddle her or wear her depending on what is going on.

Is there somewhere I can reference wake times? I feel like I may be missing some sleep cues.
Wondering if anyone has had success weaning younger baby off of the pacifier.  She sleeps very well during daytime naps, only rarely cries out because loses pacifier, but at nighttime gets up fairly often needing the passy replaced, sometimes several times an hour.  She doesn't fully wakeup and goes back to sleep when she gets it, but not always for very long.  We are still swaddling.  Wondering if we should go cold-turkey on either the passy and or the swaddle so that she finds her thumb/fingers to self-soothe to help with the pacifier transition?  Or if there is an easier way to wean? I really do hate to get rid of the pacifier totally as she does find it very soothing.
E.A.S.Y. Forum / Re: Starting EASY with Preemie?
« Last post by Katet on February 18, 2019, 05:30:37 am »
You could try and wake her, but Iíd honestly say if sheís sleeping most of the time anyway there is plenty of time to look at what you need to do to help her learn to fall asleep when the milk coma no longer works.

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