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General Sleep Issues / Re: Early waking 10mo
« Last post by ginger428 on July 20, 2017, 21:07:34 pm »
Oh sorry to hear sweet thing is not well. Sending healing wishes!

Sounds like a plan.
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For us early morning wakings happen when my DD needs another push to her morning  A time. Even 10-15 minutes makes a difference
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Yesterday: 3 naps, each 35 minutes.  A times were 2:15, 2:25, 2:40 -- and then BT was 8:00!  No second BT!  She woke at 8:40 as usual but I was able to get her to go back to sleep.  Had to nurse/cosleep to do it, though.  But worth it?  She slept 11.5 hours!  With wakeups, of course, but it's still a new record!  So she really seems to be doing a total of 13 hours, spread out between naps and night sleep...?

I'm a little concerned that she's not self-soothing any more -- either I have to bring her thumb to her mouth, or she's showing a preference for my pinky over her thumb =\

Ah, there she is, awake again -- 45 minutes, right on schedule.  Sounds happy though.  BBL.
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General Sleep Issues / Sleep issues at 2 months
« Last post by Ilijansmum on July 20, 2017, 16:35:19 pm »
Hi everyone!
First I want to say how thankful I am to this forum b/c reading the resources and the issues or succes stories other mums  have, I managed to resolve many dilemmas of my own. But I'm still unable to find a solution to my LO's sleeping issues :(
I have been trying to teach my LO independent sleep since we came back from hospital and he has been on 3h EASY since then. But in the last 2-3 weeks I realise that he has sleeping issues, which means that I'm probably doing something wrong but can't figure out what :( please help me! I was so enthusiastic with all the BWs principles and preparing to apply them since 5 months pregnant, but now this frustration is making me look for the easier way out just to make him sleep (I think he even started to have eyebags!)
During the day he suffers the 40 min.nap intruder and can't transition into the next cycle. I have tried the W2S, putting my hands to prevent jolts, leaving him in the crib - but nothing seems to work the first few times and he always wakes up. Putting him back to sleep = mission impossible. Do you think I should choose only one method and stick with it for a while longer? And how would I know which one to chose? Will he eventually outgrow this on his own? The only time he sleeps 1.5-2h is in his pram if we go for a walk in the park for his first nap. We try to follow a rather consistent winddown routine but since sometimes his dad or grandma look after him, I know its not exactly the same each time. We do the first 2 Ss, but instead of sitting quietly most of the time he's fussing so we have to rock him and sing along with patting on the back to calm him because he's difficult to settle, especially in the afternoon. But we all put him awake in his crib and he falls asleep there, swaddled with a hand on his shoulder/arm, sometimes with shush/pat.
We also pay attention to sleepy cues not to make him OT, but with 40 min.naps its really difficult to achieve that. And these 40 min.naps start around 4 am - after his second night feed, so between app.4 and 7 he wakes up twice at least. Most of the time we leave him in his crib and he falls back asleep on his own, for another 40 min.
At night he goes to bed after a bath and a bottle, between 7 and 8, usually with not much fuss, but wakes up every 3-4 hours for a feed. Although I dont think he eats much - he only takes one breast - while during the day he usually feeds on both for 15 min.each. Although I think he eats well during the day, I thought about upping his feeds with a bottle of EBM, but I'm afraid I might create some kind of dependence on the bottle and problems with breastfeeding. I was expecting that he would go longer stretches during nighttime than daytime, especially since he's quite a big baby (6 kg). Will that eventually happen or should I do something to elimimate night feeds? I used to do cluster feeding, now I only give him DF - a bottle od EBM between 10 and 11, depending when he goes to bed. The amount he drinks varies between 4 and 6 ounces.
In addition to all this, if he's not already up for a feed, he has been waking at 3.50 am in the past 2 weeks. Could this be a habitual waking already or is he too young for that?
I think all this is not related to a growth spurt or a wonder week because we went through those symptoms 2 weeks ago. And he will take a paci to settle, but we are really afraid to give it to him because he cant hold it on his own and on one occasion we spent the entire night popping it back into his mouth :(
I would really appreciate your guidance!
Thank you.
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: Trouble getting 16 month old down
« Last post by Lindsay27 on July 20, 2017, 16:18:18 pm »
I would hold at 12:15 for a good few days, let her body adjust to that timing.  Things won't change over night so after a week or so if you don't see adjustment to the EW then I'd push A times again.  It's a bit of a chicken and the egg situation ya know, the EW won't disappear until you move the nap, but it's hard to make the nap later with the EW.  Definitely just hold at 12:15 for a bit and we'll go from there!
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: Trouble getting 16 month old down
« Last post by Tabathagucci on July 20, 2017, 15:28:11 pm »
Ok thank you!  That gave me courage! We did 12:15 yesterday and she slept 1.5 hours.  So better.  She has a fever now but once she's well again how long do I wait to push to 12:30, assuming I'm still getting EW and short nights?
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: Advice on which technique for 1 year old
« Last post by Haribo2012 on July 20, 2017, 13:44:25 pm »
Hi there love the name by they way  ;D

Can you post your day for us ie wake up, nap times etc and bt?

Baby T is a bit old for Pu/pd so I'd be starting with some GW but often good sleep at night can follow a good day routine so if we start with that we can just check if any tweaks are needed x
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Honey it's worth checking if he isn't hungry. According to your post on bottle feeding if he hasn't gained weight in last 4mo it might be worth investigating.
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Breast Feeding / Re: 10mth old taking full top up formula
« Last post by Martini~ on July 20, 2017, 13:33:53 pm »
Hi Honey and Can you post slightly more information? What was his weight and percentile at 6mo, how much he eats of solids, how many if any NFs, how mic he solids he eats.

Mine also happily takes formula during meal but he is the same happy with water as a drink. It seems that during solid meal he gets thirsty. So the idea that he needs drink seems quite normal however 3% can be a problem. But it all depends on how much he gained/lost vs on which percentile he was before.
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This is sooo incredibly helpful, thank you. Ill play around and see what happens.  Since having one nap or two shorter ones, he finally has a long block of sleep at night, followed by terrible blocks in the second half of the night. Why would this be? His night at the moment are like this:
BT 7.30pm
Feed 11.30/12.30am
4am ish wake and feed
5am - wake. bed with me with a feed
6 30/7am wake for the day.
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