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Night Wakings / Re: 5.5 month can self soothe to sleep...but not at night
« Last post by BlueandPinkMum on February 19, 2018, 21:29:31 pm »
Sorry for grammer / spelling mistakes -typing while feeding during a said night waking!..
Night Wakings / 5.5 month can self soothe to sleep...but not at night
« Last post by BlueandPinkMum on February 19, 2018, 21:27:17 pm »
Partly due to having to rush back to my 2 y.o. toddler, bless her but 5 month old has had to learn to self soothe. At nap time she can do this without crying & goes to sleep. At bedtime I put her down awake and she goes to sleep. To help I do put 'calm waves' sound on and night light stars (non-moving).

However she will wake in the night (first wake up after 2hrs and then it's roughly every 2hrs after) crying, cries get louder and she gets more unsettled.

The calm waves sound stays on all night. The lights Inturn off but if keep the setting to 'on' then the default to colour change and the disco-effect just stimulates & wakes her.

I have tried just picking her up and singing, rocking. My husband has tried but only thkng that works is to breastfeed her to sleep (takes about 5mins and she's fast asleep).

I sleep trained my toddler at 9months with great success but he was never impossible to soothe unless given the boob! I am DREADING sleep training my daughter as she just gets more & more worked up until she's bawling.

What can she put herself to sleep in the day & at bedtime but not when she wakes...even if I pick her up and do the sing, rock, 'night night' routine?  ??? ???
General Sleep Issues / Re: How long to establish EASY?
« Last post by Georgie Carey on February 19, 2018, 20:56:04 pm »
Thankyou so so much, I'm going to try all of the things that you suggested. Yes, in all the naps she wakes after 40 minutes and it takes a while to put her back to sleep! I will try the wake to sleep if it doesn't get any better.

Thanks again  :)
E.A.S.Y. Forum / Getting 3 1/2 month old to sleep more than 2 hrs at night.
« Last post by Lfreese417 on February 19, 2018, 20:53:27 pm »
My 3 and 1/2 month old will not sleep more than 2 hrs at night, sometimes if I am lucky he will sleep 3 hrs before waking up. When he wakes up he wants to eat and then go back to sleep. He will go to bed around 8 and will be up for the day around 630-7. He has been eating just about every 2 and 1/2 to 3 hrs during the day, but I feel like at night he needs to eat more. He doesn’t take very long naps during the day for me either unless he falls asleep in the car seat. Friends said I should try giving him rice cereal before bed to see if that helps him sleep, but I am just not sure I want to try that. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you,
Tired mother lol
E.A.S.Y. Forum / EASY - starting with 5 month old
« Last post by matilds on February 19, 2018, 15:34:01 pm »

My daughter turned 5 months this weekend. I used EASY previously for my son, who was an absolute dream. However she is far more highly strung and difficult.
I have always followed the same principle with her in terms of E, A then S, but not been very good with her sleep timings.
She really fights her sleep badly if overtired, but if I get it right she'll go off relatively easily.

I guess my main questions are :-
1. Looking at sample routines, how are people managing such a long A time. Mine normally does 1.5 hrs and then starts to get ratty, maybe occaisionaly 2 hours.
2.Because she breastfeeds every 2.5 hours, i then have a battle as she takes a long time to get to sleep if tired, so then she gets hungry before shes fallen asleep and wont sleep until shes had food. If i think this will happen i will feed her before taking her to bed as dont want to make the assosiation between the 2.

I think i have fallen into a bad habit at night times now though, i feed her at bedtime, which im happy with. But then, if she wakes in night, regardless of time, i'll grab her and just give her boob. This is to stop her waking everyone else up. Although i fear shes now in the habit and im just a human dummy (im not sure how long she feeds for as she lays next to me, helps herself and I fall back to sleep and move her back to crib when i wake again).

We are a late to bed/rising household generally as OH works very late at weekends. I still have to be up to send son on school bus though.
She will wake for feeds throughout, but generally doesnt wake up properly (as i'd call it) until between 10-11.
sometimes she will sleep at naps for up to 2.5 hours and sometimes only 40 mins.
Bedtime can be anywhere between 7.30 and 10pm. Sometimes we put her up, but she'll only sleep for 45 mins and then wants A time again before she'll then sleep for the night (well, until she wakes that is).

Any guidance would be great. I'd like her sleeping more reliably for long naps in day so i can get things done (i never know at start of nap if will be a short or long one) and wouldnt mind her being in bed earlier rather than later. Not sure if i can do anything about the night waking, how do i figure out if shes genuinely hungry or just wanting comfort.

Thanks all
General Sleep Issues / Re: Sleep for toddlers
« Last post by Han12345 on February 19, 2018, 15:27:22 pm »
Ahh thanks so much for your reply Zoe x
Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: Nearly 19 months - EW
« Last post by Haribo2012 on February 19, 2018, 14:20:03 pm »
Keep us posted x
Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: Nearly 19 months - EW
« Last post by Hayleys on February 19, 2018, 12:57:16 pm »
Thanks again! I'll give this a go! X
Naps / Re: 5 week old won’t stay asleep for naps
« Last post by KatrinaW on February 19, 2018, 10:40:10 am »
He doesn’t move when he wakes up after 5 minutes, his eyes just pop open. I already hold him for his entire nap, with white noise playing. The only time he sleeps without being held is when he’s in his car seat. If I lay him down even after an hour of sleeping, he wakes up.
Night Wakings / Re: 4 month sleep regression
« Last post by Gabiascher on February 19, 2018, 07:48:52 am »
Actually during the day i dont feel like i am able to have an easy schedule.

The only thing that usially doesnt change is his wake up time which is 630.

I used to put him to bed after feed at 630 which was great. But since his naps all of a sudden changed i dont know how to get him back on track.

At the beginning he fed every 2.5 hours. Then it changed to 3 hours. Now he can go 3.5-4 hours. The problem is that because his daytime naps are 30-45 minutes he gets hungry usually before he goes to sleep.  Sometimes all pf a sudden it can be can be 2-3 hours(i dont let him sleep 3 because it really messes with the night)

His awake time used to be 45min-75 min. Now his awake time really changes between an hour 20min- 2 hours and im not sure if hes fighting me because he is undertired or overtired. Really not able to understand his cues anymore. The second i take him in to his room he starts crying even if its just to calm him for 15 min before nap.  :/
Im confused!

Last night he ate so much in evening it was hard for him to fall asleep. Then he woke up at 12 for a feed. And then at 430 and back up at 630 for wake up( doesnt eat alot when wakes up). But between the feeds there was crying because of gas which alot of the times triggers his  reflux too...probably of the large feed at BT

Mayeb you can help me with the daytime feeding and naps and the night will get easier.
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