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Naps / Re: 4 wk old stays up all day- help!
« Last post by jessmum46 on June 26, 2017, 20:10:59 pm »
Thank you for coming back to update.  It sounds like you are making some lovely progress :)  I found after the 8 week 'wonder week' settled down we had more success in the crib with naps so hang in there and keep trying, and enjoy those little bits of 'Y' time even if they are short for now x
You're very welcome. Do ask more questions either here or on another suitable board if you have more questions :)
Thank you so much! This was very helpful!!! :)
Sleeping For Toddlers / I give up. 19 month old 40 minute naps
« Last post by AshleyMegan on June 26, 2017, 19:27:51 pm »
 I could cry. I am so sick of the 40 minute naps, I work from home and I can't get anything done.  I have tried all different A times, I have tried going into comfort her but it only seems to make it worse,  I have tried leaving her in her crib, crying, but it breaks my heart.  She is miserable if I get her out after the 40 minutes so I know she needs more sleep.   She is 19 months.     I don't know what else to do to get through this.   Please tell me it gets better on its own.   I am sick and tired of being in tears over this.
Naps / Re: When to throw in the towel...
« Last post by LaraAndrea on June 26, 2017, 13:55:17 pm »
Yes... The 30 mins that she slept in my arms almost made me forget the 2h to get there. My LO is not into cuddles most of the time.
General Sleep Issues / Re: 8 month old EMW help please
« Last post by creations on June 26, 2017, 13:38:42 pm »
Hi BobbysMummy
Sorry to see you are still having problems with the morning WU time being so early - it's so exhausting when they wake that early, mine was also like that and I really wish I'd shifted his whole routine in a more serious way but tbh I just didn't know how back then.
On this thread you had last month there is excellent advice and I'd follow that
Having been in the situation you are in, trying to move things slowly and failing because I was following my DS's lead and cues rather than "fixing" things for me to be better rested, I really do think the advice there is sound and worth a good shot.  LOs don't move the routine on their own, you have to push it for it to happen. But if you do then the nap times and BT should all move later and WU will follow.  One tipe to add, to move all the meal times by the 15 mins each day so delay that first milk feed by 15 min (or as close to as possible) then delay the breakfast by 15 min (easier to shift than the first milk) then the nap by 15 min too...after 4 days you have shifted by 1hr on everything.  The A times remain at 3hrs once the whole move has taken place to you ought to see the same length naps and night but all at a different time.

WRT only wanting puddings, perhaps try the sweeter savoury foods such as sweet potato, sweet corn made into patties, fruits.  Often carbs are accepted because they are sweet (pancakes, bread) and try not to give anything with added sugar so that his pallet doesn't become accustomed to the taste of sugar but rather the naturally sweet aspect of a variety of foods.  And just keep offering in a relaxed kind of way, letting him try your meals too.
Naps / Re: When to throw in the towel...
« Last post by creations on June 26, 2017, 13:24:18 pm »
I wouldn't be able to say really what an official recommendation would be but there were times when my DS was kind of like that and he was not one to sleep in my arms at all, in fact trying to get him to sleep in my arms would be the most useless thing to try!  But on those times when everything is going wrong and in particular for my DS it was bad teething, if he passed out in my arms at any point at all I was just grateful he was asleep and sat myself down on the sofa to watch some rubbish day time telly.  I reminded myself that the times he slept in my arms were so few and far between that it was probably a good idea to enjoy the closeness.

Sorry you had a rough day.  A new day tomorrow.
Naps / When to throw in the towel...
« Last post by LaraAndrea on June 26, 2017, 13:07:10 pm »
My LO is a great sleeper.... When her AT is exactly right and she is not teething etc. (When stars are aligned)

Yesterday was one if those afternoons when nothing aligned unless it was against sleep (overstimulation, undertired, teething, untimely pooping, developmental milestones, loud thunderstorm....)

Anyways, she just would not settle.

I tried restarting PD routine a few times, I tried nursing and holding/rocking... 2h later LO still would not settle. She was pretty content most if the time.... Sitting up, crawling etc. The actual crying didn't start till about 2h when she was just so OT, at that point I picked her up and she passed out immediately.

If she had not passed out on my shoulder I was going to throw in the towel and give up on that nap.

What is the recommendation when this sort of thing happens? When do you just give up and push to BT? Or early BT?
General Sleep Issues / 8 month old EMW help please
« Last post by BobbysMummy on June 26, 2017, 12:48:11 pm »
Lo is 8 months today, he's still on a 3 hour A time at which point he is yawning and getting agitated, so I've not really tried to push it. But the problem is early waking, anywhere from 4-5.30. 5.30 is a lay in 😩
He goes to bed early at the moment because he has a longer A time leading up to bed and he's always getting beside himself and crashes at 6.30.
This is his current routine.
5am - WU (we try paci but it never really works)
6am - 6oz bottle
7am breakfast
8am nap - usually 1.5hrs
10.30 - 4-6oz bottle
11.30/12 - lunch
12.30/1 - nap, usually 1.5hrs
3pm - 4-6oz bottle
5pm - dinner
6pm - bath and 6oz bottle
6.30/7 - asleep

He's not really eating a lot at the moment, I'm having a real struggle weaning him. He hates all savoury food, only seems to want puddings. Anyway. If anyone could give me some advice on how to push back his morning WU that would be great. I'm looking for around 6/6.30, the same as my toddler.
Oh should probably mention he's not having any night feeds anymore as of about a week ago. He slept throug for the first time a few nights ago but hasn't done it since. He's usually up a couple of times from around 2ish but settles again with paci.
Thank you x
that's so clever!

thanks Ali :)
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