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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: Nap not happening every day ?
« Last post by Conniesmummy on Today at 06:04:53 »
Weíve got early wake ups back this week 🤦‍♀️
Happy days 😳😔😭
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Night Wakings / Re: Now almost 7 Mos and night waking! Help!
« Last post by ac333 on Today at 04:44:33 »
Hi, wanted to update. We hadn't had much luck w the sleep until just recently.  It didn't matter what times her sleeps were - she would still wake atleast twice per night so I looked at other avenues. A few things I think really helped.
- I cut out any caffeinated drinks out completely
- we gave her an herbal remedy prescribed to soothe and calm babies during sleep. One ingredient in it was catnip which apparently has always been used for babies with high energy and colic. 2 drops of that and it worked wonders
Hope this helps any mom's out there who have done everything and still no luck

I'm happy to report she has been sleeping through the night for a couple is weeks now.

Thx again for Ur help and for keeping this website alive!
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: Nap not happening every day ?
« Last post by Chloevalentine on Today at 03:54:52 »
I miss naptime so much! Having two little ones home and no downtime is really tough and a very long day!
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Naps / Re: Help! 10 week catnapping through the day
« Last post by babiiprycess on Today at 02:44:04 »
Ahhh got it! Thanks Iíll try this tomorrow. Iím so desperate. I tried to have him sleep in his stroller this afternoon and he got maybe 15 mins since everything woke him up. I attempted to put him down for another nap when we got home but no go. Heís now at about 2 hr awake time...itís an endless cycle.
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E.A.S.Y. Forum / Re: Never ending "Growth Spurt" ??
« Last post by becj86 on Today at 02:40:06 »
This looks like a cluster feed, but is it possible for her to do that by herself?   We stopped with the cluster feed a long time ago...
Yes, she can demand a cluster feed and that's quite reasonable with a GS.

There is a big growth spurt which can last 1-2 weeks at 3ish months, so you could just be in that.

Is she asking for that second feed each A time? I'm not suggesting you don't feed on demand as that's the recommendation now however, I wonder if maybe you're mistaking a sleepy cue for a hunger cue. Its easy to do...


Any issues with overactive letdown and/or oversupply? Wondering if she is looking for a feed to help with gas?
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Naps / Re: Help! 10 week catnapping through the day
« Last post by becj86 on Today at 02:34:35 »
So what youíre trying to say is stay with him the entire time so he can go back to sleep when he wakes at the 30 min mark?
No, this will send you mad, potentially. I said settle him to sleep, go back in at 25mins so you can see what happens and resettle those OT wakings 30min into the nap before he's all worked up and it takes ages.

Whilst in an ideal world your baby would always sleep in his crib, that's not terribly practical - you still have to be able to get out and about and do errands, etc. so having him able to sleep in the stroller as well is helpful, not just convenient.
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E.A.S.Y. Forum / Re: Never ending "Growth Spurt" ??
« Last post by alanconceicao on Today at 01:55:11 »
Hi, thank you!

DD is breastfed.
Yes, the naps go up to the E times in our EASY routine.
She has 2 naps of 2hs and the third one varies from 1h40min  to 2hs because we wake her up at 6pm so she'll have a BT at 7:30pm. (We wake her from all her naps ).
Her A has been around 1h30 min -1h40 min.

So tonight I tried to shorten her A a bit before BT, but she still only really slept with a 1h30 min of A. Woke up again within 30 min and would not reset. So I fed her and she had a big full feed! Even though she has a top up like all her other awake times! (EAEAS).She did sleep quite quickly afterwards.
This looks like a cluster feed, but is it possible for her to do that by herself?  ??? We stopped with the cluster feed a long time ago...

She then woke up at 00:30 crying and had a full feed. Straight back to crib and asleep quickly. I was surprised she woke earlier and thought we would have a different night but she then woke up again at exactly 1:30am!
Because she wasn't really crying, I didn't go in and she took almost an hour to resettle herself.

I'm writing this in the middle of the night, so we still have to see if she'll wake up at 5am again. I'm still trying to understand why she seems on a crazy growth spurt, feeding so much during the day but still wakes up practically the same time every night to feed. Growth spurts are supposed to lead to erratic night wakings, right? I'm so scared we're  creating a snacker, even though she's feeding well every time she's at the breast.
I thought having EAEAS during the day would help her not feed so much at night. I just miss our really long night stretches... They seem so far from happening again...  :(

Thanks for any help!
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Naps / Re: Help! 10 week catnapping through the day
« Last post by babiiprycess on Yesterday at 22:45:42 »
I definitely did not enforce the 2 hour awake time, I could tell he couldnít stay awake that long. As of today he took a 30 min nap in the morning from 9:25-9:55 he managed to have a 1.5hr nap from 11:30-1:25p but had to resettle when he woke up at 12p. Took 15 mins to resettle. He just got from a 25 min nap from 2:55 to 3:20p.

So what youíre trying to say is stay with him the entire time so he can go back to sleep when he wakes at the 30 min mark? I feel like my whole day is constantly putting him to sleep since his awake time is so small. Iíll try the stroller tomorrow, he used to give us great naps in the stroller when he was younger but I didnít want him to get used to it so we decided to go away from it.

Thank you!!
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Naps / Re: Help! 10 week catnapping through the day
« Last post by becj86 on Yesterday at 21:48:00 »
Sometimes itís hard since he yawns all the time but Iíll try my best today to see what happens.
Absolutely its hard when they yawn all the time. Yawning happens for more reasons than tiredness and when its a tired sign, its a late one generally. Try to pick the earlier ones like maybe he starts rooting again, maybe he closes his eyes for longer or gets red around the eyes, maybe he gets a bit more cranky, etc.  That's much easier when you're only observing closely for 15mins rather than 1.5hr and its a much more targeted search.

I think he's pretty overtired from the 2hr A time and he may need a few days of just really consistent 1:15-1:30 A times to catch up a bit and then you may start to see a better pattern. WRT settling, I would say to try to settle him in the crib/bassinet with shush/pat so that you can be there at 25mins into the nap and just be ready to do the exact same settling technique so he is reassured that nothing much has changed since he fell asleep and can learn to connect those sleep cycles. This will take some time as he's about to get more pronounced sleep cycles at 4mo but its a useful skill worth having.


Having said all that, if you have a reliable way to get 1.5hr nap into him by walking with him in the pram/sling/carrier or whatever, do that for a nap or two (I generally suggest the first one or two in the day so he's getting some good ones in which gives you a better chance with naps later in the day) just for your sanity.
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Breast Feeding / Re: Rooting 10 minutes after full feed
« Last post by becj86 on Yesterday at 21:39:59 »
At this age, he may well be tired and trying to get to sleep. I would try swaddling him +/- dummy (pacifier) and popping him down for a nap. He's tiny and 40-50mins is probably all he can do A time-wise.

If he were hungry, of course you would feed but it sounds like you're fairly certain he's not hungry, just looking to suck.
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