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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: 2:1 mess at 14 months
« Last post by Mum2lucy on January 22, 2020, 06:29:37 am »
No I cut night feeds a while ago.
She generally has a good appetite during the day and eats plenty.
She gets a bottle of hot water when she wakes for the day but I dont give this before half 6 and she doesnt get her breakfast before 7 so that I dont train her tummy into expecting anything before then.

Shes cutting molars just now but I medicate for this if she wakes but it doesnt seem to help her get back to sleep
Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: 2:1 mess at 14 months
« Last post by deb on January 21, 2020, 21:48:04 pm »
What's her food intake like? Is she ever feeding during those night wakings?
Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: 2:1 mess at 14 months
« Last post by Mum2lucy on January 20, 2020, 07:01:17 am »
No she wont resettle and as Ive got an older LG I cant let baby cry too much as it wakes big LG for the day.

We had a disaster night last night

Wu: 6
S: 11.00-13.15
Bt 6.25 cried then discovered she had dirty nap so changed it etc
S: 6.50
Nw: 12-3
A: 3-6.30

A 3 hour night waking up where she just wouldnt sleep! I feel like Im in the 18 month regression and shes only 14 months!!
Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: 2:1 mess at 14 months
« Last post by deb on January 19, 2020, 21:10:40 pm »
Are you ever able to resettle her in the mornings? I remember a period around this age where I'd go in and let DD sleep on my in a chair in her room and she & I could squeeze in an extra sleep cycle or two sometimes. Might be worth a go.
Sleeping For Toddlers / 2:1 mess at 14 months
« Last post by Mum2lucy on January 19, 2020, 09:32:45 am »

This forum is so quiet nowadays but Im hoping someone might offer advice.

My LG is generally a good sleeper who ss sucking her thumb. Shes 14.5 months and Ive gotten into a mess with the 2:1. She was waking earlier and earlier And is ot. I used to do early bedtime to try and catch up on sleep but just now it doesnt seem to be helping - it just means she wakes earlier.

She does 5 A in the morning and then normally has a 2 hour nap if it home. At nursery 3 days a week, she does around 6 A in the morning and then a shorter sleep - she has never slept for long at nursery. She seems to like a shorter a to bedtime so 5 A to bed gets her ot but she wont take cn and ebt isnt picking up extra sleep so it is then emw.

Ive attached her sleep tracker. does anyone have any advice to try and get some sort of routine into place to help with nw and emw?
Naps / Need encouragement -Shush patting with 10 week old
« Last post by lmuhlhauser on January 16, 2020, 22:24:47 pm »
Hello fellow baby whisperers ! I am so grateful for this site! Our darling son is 10 weeks old now he is our sixth baby. I have use the baby whisperer technique for all of our children. And I have pretty much always gone through this phase from about 10 weeks to about 16 weeks is when it starts depending on the child. And then I have to sort of get them used to going to sleeping on their own. They tend to wake up after that first sleep cycle in their naps and then have a hard time settling down again. And we start the whole shush patting thing. I know it worksAs I used it with all our other children and they ended up being great sleepers! But I have to admit when Im in the trenches of it it is so exhausting. I started last Saturday and I feel like the last two days he totally regressed. I just need some encouragement and would like to know if anybody else has had that happen? Beginning it seeing progress and then seeing a total regression. Some of his naps today were 14 minutes long. Exhausting. And its just hard because I have to tend to the other five children as well. But I know that its worth it because in the end it will result in a baby who can sleep independently and wake up happy rather than fussy. Any encouragement is so needed!  Also its really hard because his naps are so shortened. I feel like if that first nap is off -the whole day ends up getting thrown. He cant stay awake for his full wake times -understandably so - so hes overtired when he goes down for naps even when I really shorten the wake time.  I am literally putting him to sleep coming back in to try to put him back to sleep in the middle of the nap finally getting him out of the crib because he barely falls back asleep feeding again and then starting the whole cycle over again. Ahhhh!  But I seem to remember reading somewhere that Tracy said dont give up before the miracle.  thank you for any encouragement.
General Sleep Issues / 4 year old waking 1-3 times per night
« Last post by klo1020 on January 13, 2020, 22:18:54 pm »
All of a sudden a few months ago, my four year old (hell be turning 5 next month) started waking during the night and coming into our bed. We always get up and bring him back to his room. This has been going on for months and he will still wakes between 1-3 times a night and comes into our bed. He goes to bed between 7:30-8:00pm and wakes around 7:00am.  Hes always been a great sleeper and I have no idea why hes started waking or how to stop it! Anyone have any thoughts or advise?!
E.A.S.Y. Forum / Re: Easy and naps with school run help please!!
« Last post by AshDosh on January 13, 2020, 10:04:02 am »
Hi there anyone with any  experience or suggestions on the below?? Would be very grateful!
Naps / Re: 15 week old suddenly catnapping
« Last post by BonnieJade91 on January 11, 2020, 22:31:27 pm »
Thank you! will give these ideas a try! hopefully the catnaps don't stick around for long
Naps / Re: 15 week old suddenly catnapping
« Last post by deb on January 11, 2020, 15:31:27 pm »
She could be starting on teeth, jut still so far under the gums that even if you can't see it, she can feel it. Maybe try some pain meds before naptime and see if that helps her transition?

Also, have you tried being there at the 45-minute mark and resettling her before she wakes fully enough to even realize you're there? Once they're awake, they're usually AWAKE. Both of mine were fierce pacifier addicts but the benefit was that I could "re-plug" them at the transition and they'd roll over and go back to napping until they got used to transitioning themselves.
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