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E.A.S.Y. Forum / Re: Overtired at bedtime 4 weeks old
« Last post by creations on Yesterday at 08:59:52 »
How are things now?
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Naps / Re: Anyone want to talk about the 2-1 transition? #28
« Last post by ZanesOTmom on Yesterday at 01:07:12 »
Anyone wanna resurrect this thread for rants/support?

LO is almost 11mos and weíve been going through 2-1 for almost 2 months now... pretty much 5h first AT but still needs a CN (sometimes capped at 10min) cos he can only do 4h max before BT :-/
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Naps / Re: 5 week old wonít stay asleep for naps
« Last post by becj86 on February 22, 2018, 20:55:22 pm »
He definitely sounds uncomfortable.

When I lay him down he starts to move and cry. I think it might be wind.
This could well be wind. It could also be uncontrolled reflux. Have you tried anything for wind as yet? Different feeding positions, different burping techniques?
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Naps / Re: 5.5 mo old, ready to drop the cat nap?
« Last post by becj86 on February 22, 2018, 20:48:26 pm »
Another 1.5 hr nap this AM though and now I'm worried about the afternoon nap. She really has a much better attitude when she sleeps 2 hrs, she's overall more irritable when she only gets a 1.5 hr nap. Should I maybe increase her awake time more or wait a week to do that?
Just wait for a couple more days - she's still getting used to 2:30 A time and that could still be making her a little irritable.

Definitely developmental things such as starting to crawl can disrupt naps a bit. She may need another A increase in a few days, just see if that second nap gets any longer once she's settled into the routine. You really want to wait until you've had at least 2 days or reasonably similar A and naps to know whether to tweak. Things are still a bit different each day at the moment, so give her another few days to settle in.

I'm sticking it out! It's so hard when you work on schedules though bc the second you think you have it right, it has to be changed again!
That's why we talk about this being a routine rather than a schedule. She's not a robot working to a clock, she's a little human with changing needs, so giving her the predictability of knowing she'll eat when she wakes up, then play, then go to bed for another nap helps her to self-regulate and take the food and sleep she needs when they're offered. The A times do make it feel more like a schedule but you can use them as a guide. At some times, I used the clock and A time as a guide by deciding when to start watching for tired cues (10mins before I expected he should be going down for a nap) and when to put him down regardless of the absence of cues (generally 15min after I expected him to nap, as he wasn't the most reliable i the cue department). This way, A times increase gradually as LO needs them to.
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: Are we ready to drop final nap?
« Last post by Haribo2012 on February 22, 2018, 16:13:21 pm »
The language explosion is amazing isnít it. Iíd just try quiet time on sofa then and earlier to bed for a few days then try nap again x
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Naps / Re: 5.5 mo old, ready to drop the cat nap?
« Last post by hotmessexpress on February 22, 2018, 16:01:29 pm »
Yesterday she took 1.5 hr nap in the AM, 45 min in afternoon and 30 min CN. I put her down at 640p bc I felt she was tired and didn't get enough sleep. She slept through till 645am this morning!

Another 1.5 hr nap this AM though and now I'm worried about the afternoon nap. She really has a much better attitude when she sleeps 2 hrs, she's overall more irritable when she only gets a 1.5 hr nap. Should I maybe increase her awake time more or wait a week to do that? She managed the awake time fine this morning and didn't really get cranky. She's also working on crawling so I don't know if that affects naps at all??

I'm sticking it out! It's so hard when you work on schedules though bc the second you think you have it right, it has to be changed again! They grow too fast! lol
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: Are we ready to drop final nap?
« Last post by katerinask on February 22, 2018, 14:51:12 pm »
Possibly. Only thing is my 8month old DD2 is not supposed to be sleeping at that time, so not sure if a car ride is the best solution. She may sit calmly or she may decide she hates the car and scream the place down :) Unpredictability is the only predictable thing about my (also) spirited DD2.

I could try it on the odd day here and there, but I can't see it being a permanent solution.

Today so far she hasn't napped, after a 13 hour night (!). She seems a bit calmer than usual... don't know if we will avoid a meltdown today, but will definitely aim for an early BT again.

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Sounds like developmental stuff to me

Her language and overall thought process has just changed so much over the last couple of days, I just can't believe it. I mean she wakes up and immediately you can see the difference in her speech, its amazing.
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Breast Feeding / Re: Grieving - Not able to breastfeed my child
« Last post by *Ali* on February 22, 2018, 14:19:49 pm »
Is her milk definitely gone? Sometimes its possible to relactate even if its been a while. Might be worth looking into if it's something she's interested in.

I'm sorry she's feeling bad about bfing on drugs she wasn't meant to.  I trust it hasn't harmed the baby? In actual fact there are very few drugs that women can't bf on even if the manufacturers say they can't. Do you know what the drug is? LactMed or The National Breastfeeding Network in the UK are good sources to check.

I don't have any experience but I wonder if the hospital can offer post birth counselling or similar. Here you can talk things through if you want.
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Naps / Re: 5 week old wonít stay asleep for naps
« Last post by KatrinaW on February 22, 2018, 11:46:13 am »
Stridor is still there. I noticed it the day he was born and mentioned it to the doctor at his two week checkup. He wasnít overly concerned as he said some stridor can be normal. DS2 had a stridor as well and sleep apnea. I havenít noticed him stopping breathing before he wakes.

Heís on a PPI and I checked the dosage with the pharmacy.

Yesterday he was very unsettled and it continued on into his night sleep. He woke up at 2:45am to eat and itís 4:45am now and heís still unsettled. When I lay him down he starts to move and cry. I think it might be wind.
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: Are we ready to drop final nap?
« Last post by Haribo2012 on February 22, 2018, 10:08:19 am »
Sounds like developmental stuff to me. Will she nap about 2.30pm if you took a strategic drive? 20 mins even should just see her to bed then keep Day 12/12.5 hours long.
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