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Naps / Re: 5 mo old not taking last nap!
« Last post by JennVanessa1083 on July 15, 2019, 20:48:05 pm »
I used to also do edible paint with my son when he had already started solids.
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General Sleep Issues / Re: Sleep training for 28 months old toddler
« Last post by PenPensmom on July 15, 2019, 19:55:42 pm »
Thank you, thatís helpful.  Would taking a few steps back not send mixed signals? The last thing I want to do is confuse her more or make her think that we are reverting to old ways only to start drawing away again.  Also by tantrum cry I meant that she sometimes looks over to me to see if Iím looking and if she catches my eye, she starts to ďcryĒ, there are no tears, she just makes the same sounds as she does when crying. I agree completely on not letting them cry real tears. Iíve always preferred to talk her through everything and she speaks full sentences and is surprisingly good at expressing herself with words so conversations just make more sense than allowing lots of crying. At bedtime she just tries every way she can to get my attention whether itís calling me or doing something she knows sheís not allowed to do.  I feel like itís all delay tactics, trying to push back sleep as much as she can in the hope that Iíll give in and sit next to her. Sheíll shout ďbooĒ or grab something to bang against her bed, pretend ďcryingĒ, roll around in her bed nonstop... it starts all light hearted with cheeky grins to see if sheís had an effect on me but as I donít react she gets frustrated and sometimes it will turn into tears and thatís when I try to reassure her that Iím here but the more I respond the more she asks for me. I just canít work out whether she will get used to the gradual withdrawal and stop fighting sleep or whether I really do need to start from scratch. But if the latter, I think sheíll just think that by delaying sleep she can get her way again. What seems to have worked well tonight is a longer bedtime story though. It still took 40 minutes but there were far fewer attempts at catching my eye. Fingers crossed itís a sign of things improving.
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Naps / Re: 5 mo old not taking last nap!
« Last post by Aimi on July 15, 2019, 19:31:47 pm »
Thanks for the ideas!

We do pretty much the same but we don't read to her yet, figured she'd just try and eat the book 😊 when I play peekaboo with her she looks at me like a boored teenager...🙄 we haven't tried playing with water, I'll give that a try tomorrow!
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Naps / Re: 5 mo old not taking last nap!
« Last post by JennVanessa1083 on July 15, 2019, 18:46:40 pm »
Argh I forgot to mention ideas for entertainment!

-play music and dance
- she loves peek a boo
- read
- talk to her about well whatever
- tummy time
- plays with her brother
- go outside for fresh air
- let her splash in water even though she doesnít really splash lol
- help her with toys we got her
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Naps / Re: Please help!! 5 week old takes up to hour to nap/not napping at all
« Last post by AshGop on July 15, 2019, 18:34:14 pm »
Ok thanks for coming back to me .. will try to keep going..
Hereís the rest of the afternoon in case any one does have any advice...

Woke 2ish, tried to settle back down but no luck,
E 221pm to 255pm
A until 340pm, altho tried to put him to sleep downstairs , but was wide awake. Took him up when fussing and he dropped off straight away, put in cot but woke 25 mins later.
Tried to resettle, fell asleep in arms , but woke again when placed in cot. Given up and feeding again (not even sure if cries are fir hunger or tiredness??)
E 440pm
S 540pm but crying in cot , trying to settle. Itís now 6 pm and hubby trying to settle.
S. 610pm
A 650pm..tried to settle , slept a few more minutes
E 730pm
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Naps / Re: 5 mo old not taking last nap!
« Last post by Aimi on July 15, 2019, 14:50:03 pm »
No idea regarding the pain, but I guess it could be that or just being uncomfortable from the cold, does she have a stuffy nose? Mine would sometimes wake up from that. Doesshe seem hungry? Otherwise I read that night wakings could be caused from too little A-time 😉


 could be caused
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Naps / Re: Please help!! 5 week old takes up to hour to nap/not napping at all
« Last post by Aimi on July 15, 2019, 14:36:20 pm »
Sorry no thoughts on that. I got the advise to try a new a time for 3 days before seeing progress or not, it's hard to evaluate immediatly since there are so many things affecting sleep in a day. Of course it could be something else entirely or something that you might not be able to fix.. 🙄
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Naps / Re: Please help!! 5 week old takes up to hour to nap/not napping at all
« Last post by AshGop on July 15, 2019, 13:10:18 pm »
Just to add after leaving him in cot awake and calm at 1245 he started crying around 105 , it was a dirty nappy so changed and reswaddled , back in cot at 115, but crying at 118 so walked him about , eyes closed and in cot by 121pm.
Woke up just after 2pm , tried to settle back down but no luck after 10 mins.
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Naps / Re: Please help!! 5 week old takes up to hour to nap/not napping at all
« Last post by AshGop on July 15, 2019, 11:53:40 am »
Hi aimi I actually was thinking the same re a time as yesterday when I was trying to wind him down he still seemed quite wide eyes and alert so have tried today to take him up after an hour and then start wind down so this is my day so far...

Monday
E 610am
S 655am
Nursery run fir daughter so transferred to buggy at 8am , in and out of sleep
E 850am wake n feed ,
A 940 am
950 upstairs , nappy change
S 1030 (957am swaddled n winding down , was drowsy so put in cot 1010 but then more awake.. hav left in cot n now has hiccups  , 1015 fussing while I lay in bed beside him
Picked up as crying n hiccups waking him.. calm in arms 1021 and eyes closed half , gently rocking
1025 placed in cot eyes closed, kept hand on chest TIL 1030 .. in this time eyes open close )
Woke 11am .. tried to settle .. back in cot 1117 eyes closed.. then immediately started  crying fully trying to resettle in cot but just wonít calm ..
taken downstairs so I can eat a little
E 1135
Straight up at 1225 as already been up before feed so didnít want to add extra A time.
Swaddled and was dropping off straight away. Put in cot and within a minute eyes open and fussing .. I donít get it?? Is he overtired now? Fighting sleep?

Calm at 1236, but awake so have left room
Fussing 1240, 1242 calming in my arms, placed on bed and eyes dropping , placed back on cot calm but awake and left room 1245. Itís now 1253 and he is still awake but calm.

Any thoughts?
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Naps / Re: 5 mo old not taking last nap!
« Last post by JennVanessa1083 on July 15, 2019, 11:29:10 am »
Yea we will keep her in the swaddle. We tried last night and it was a disaster. I think sheís definitely bothered by the teething. She was hysterical on wakings so we finally gave Tylenol and I nursed her to sleep. Tonight I may do medicine 45 minutes prior to bed and see if she settles better.

Her naps yesterday were short; longest was about 1:20. We had a night like no other, 3 NW before the 3 hour mark. And one longer one from 2-3 am where she was crying. Does this sound like pain?

Yesterday:
WU 7:30
S 9:30-10:05 am
S 12:15-1:51 pm (10 minutes of being awake around the 35 mark)
S 4-5:15 pm
BT 7 pm (asleep by)

NW 9pm, 10:10 pm, 2-3am,

Up for the day at 6:40 am

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