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Naps / Re: 5 week old wonít stay asleep for naps
« Last post by becj86 on February 21, 2018, 06:12:19 am »
During the night feed he falls asleep while eating, I hold him upright for 30 min and then lay him down.
Reflux?  Given the 'only sleeps in the car seat', its worth considering. Have a read: https://babywhispererforums.com/index.php?topic=654.0 and maybe consider a few of those simple tricks to see if that helps.
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Night Wakings / Re: Now almost 7 Mos and night waking! Help!
« Last post by becj86 on February 21, 2018, 06:10:25 am »
Do you mean let her sleep past her 1.5-1.75 hr nap?  I figured that may cut into her night sleep.
Yes, that's exactly what I mean. You can cap the other nap at 45min if she naps 2hr if you want to, but ideally, you let her sleep for one nap at least to 2hr and wake her then or (more gently) when she rouses around 2:15 into the nap.

I think if you were to do that, her night sleep may actually improve as I suspect it may be OT related.
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E.A.S.Y. Forum / Re: Overtired at bedtime 4 weeks old
« Last post by Carly11 on February 21, 2018, 05:34:44 am »
Can I ask- what does everyone do for that last feed before bedtime  swaddle/sleeping bag on then feed or feed and swaddle/sleeping bag?
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Night Wakings / Re: Now almost 7 Mos and night waking! Help!
« Last post by ac333 on February 21, 2018, 05:30:53 am »
Do you mean let her sleep past her 1.5-1.75 hr nap?  I figured that may cut into her night sleep. 
The only set time she wakes is around 10ish usually just before df. Other times are sporadic. She cries when she wakes. And it's quite a sudden loud cry which prob is discomfort.
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Night Wakings / Re: 11(9adjusted) month old feeding every 2-3 hours at night
« Last post by claredm on February 20, 2018, 22:35:32 pm »
Hi
So we started to address this in a dedicated fashion 3 nights ago.
We decided that there would be no feeds before 12, and I would dreamfeed her at 12, and then no feeds until after wake up time (typically 5-5.30am).
First two nights were ROUGH!
Husband did the stretch until 12. I did 12-5am. First two nights she woke every hour. First night clearly some of that was hunger, second night less so.
Night 3 we switched things up, and we do a pick up if needed, then tell her 'we are going to lay you down, give you a pat, then go', and we'd do that and say our sleepy time phrase. That helped a lot. (nights 1 & 2 we stayed in the room until she was asleep - but this didnt work much after 3am because it was so near wake up time, and she is super light sleeper and we have wood creaky floors).
Third night I swtiched to no more dream feeds, but will 'allow' one feed, as long as its after midnight.
Third night she woke but resettled herself with minimal fussing no crying. At 3am she woke, I fed her, and she was hungry (but not as ravenous as the first night at midnight), so I have hope her feeding patterns are shifting (shes drinking and eating more in the day) and she will STTN soon.
All in all a success.
My fear it would be terrible for 2 weeks weren't true, and I wish Id started earlier... But i was so tired and couldn't face it.
I think the issue was a combination of using BF to go back to sleep, and feeding too much at night, so she was actually hungry at night.
Thanks for the help and support.

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Naps / Re: 5.5 mo old, ready to drop the cat nap?
« Last post by becj86 on February 20, 2018, 21:14:56 pm »
Since she can make it 2.5 hours can I just put her straight to bed at 6:30 or is that too early and that's why I need to do the CN?
Sure you can :)

Might be the easiest CN drop ever!! Maybe don't count your chickens just yet but since she takes long naps, you can probably do that fine.

I generally advise against waking from naps because its not particularly nice to be woken from sleep before you're ready but my caveat is that if LO is sleeping more than 2hr, really its best to creep in and just wake them as they rouse at ~2:15 which is around about the next sleep cycle transition or just wake at 2:15 nap time.

Well done you and DD :)
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Naps / Re: 5.5 mo old, ready to drop the cat nap?
« Last post by hotmessexpress on February 20, 2018, 21:01:34 pm »
She's done great today! It's honestly crazy!!

I put her down at 2 and it's 4 and she's still asleep. I'm going to wake her up now.

Since she can make it 2.5 hours can I just put her straight to bed at 6:30 or is that too early and that's why I need to do the CN?
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: Naps on the go?
« Last post by Haribo2012 on February 20, 2018, 20:16:14 pm »
Good plan,
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: Naps on the go?
« Last post by Chloevalentine on February 20, 2018, 19:15:04 pm »
We ended up taking a 20 min snooze in car from 135-200. He usually naps 1215/30-230 and goes to bed around 730. Think Iíll try getting him to bed before 7?
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E.A.S.Y. Forum / Re: Getting 3 1/2 month old to sleep more than 2 hrs at night.
« Last post by creations on February 20, 2018, 19:12:20 pm »
Hello and welcome to BW forums :)

Please do not give your LO rice cereal at this age.
Recommendations are for LOs to be only fed with milk (either breast milk or baby formula) and nothing else up to 6 months.
Rice cereal contains little to no nutrition.  It fills baby's tummy but without giving the calories needed. Your baby is waking to feed because he needs the fats and nutrients to grow well, if you replace any of his feeds with rice cereal (or anything other than breast/formula milk) you will be denying him the fats and nutrients he needs for healthy growth and development.
Introducing solids too early can lead to other health problem, sleep problems and routine problems.

Instead I think it would be more helpful to understand that eating frequently at this age is absolutely normal.  His tummy is very small so he needs to eat often.
Some babies might go a little longer between feeds, yes, but it might be a surprise to know that "sleeping through the night" is actually only a 5hr stretch, once per night.  This longer stretch will come as your LO's tummy gets a bit bigger (when he is a bit older) and will happen naturally.
It is fine at night to feed him right away and put him back to sleep, there is no need for any A time in the night.

Honestly his feed times both day and night look normal to me.  I know it is tiring and it might be more frustrating to hear from friends that their babies were different but you are giving your baby the best possible start in life by giving these feeds when needed - and offering only breast or formula milk until 6 months.

With regards to naps and day time sleep you can either post your routine here (do you follow the EASY routine?) or post on the naps board.

Hope this helps

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