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Naps / Re: Do some babies naturally catnap and there's nothing we can do to change it?
« Last post by deb on April 22, 2020, 01:54:31 am »
My second was a total catnapper until she went to 1 nap. Some kids just...are.

Have you tried lengthening the A time? Try more like 3-3.5 hours (unless she acts overtired, in which case go back!), see if it makes a difference.
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General Sleep Issues / Re: Waking up every 5, 10 or 15 minutes all night!!!
« Last post by deb on April 22, 2020, 01:53:06 am »
Sorry you've not gotten any responses. I drop by here once in a blue moon since mine are almost grown up now. :)

How much is he eating during the day? He may need more calories since there's a growth spurt around 6 months.

Is he growing new teeth?  Try pain meds at bedtime and see if he sleeps longer.

We tried to wean DD2 from the pacifier without any luck; she was VERY attached to it. In the end we bought maybe 10 of them and put a bunch in her bed so if she lost one, she could grope around and grab another one, and most nights she could find one (some nights they all got pushed off the bed LOL).

Good luck!
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I have same issue! In my case, my son used to have a health problem but now it is resolved. He sleeps perfectly with me but wakes up every 5-10-15 minutes in his own bed.
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General Sleep Issues / Waking up every 5, 10 or 15 minutes all night!!!
« Last post by Jekaterina on April 13, 2020, 17:39:17 pm »
Hello everyone!

My son is 6.5 months now. Last 4 months he was sleeping around 2 hours in his bed and afterwards in my bed for the rest of the night. Most of his daily sleeps are in the stroller. Since he used to cry a lot because of his allergy, which I managed to fix recently, he became really dependent on the pacifier.

In most case, my son sleeps perfectly in my bed.

We live on E.A.S.Y. almost since his birth. We have only one dream feed but soon it will be gone.

I'm trying to teach my son to sleep in his bed during all night. However, I don't manage.

Firstly, I tried PU/PD method; however, I still used the pacifier. My son was waking up every 5, 10 or 15 minutes during all night. I almost didn't sleep 2 nights, in the middle of the third night I took my son to my bed.

Afterwards, I tried to use PU/PD method without a pacifier. Same here! The son was waking up every 10 minutes, so I stopped.

I am wondering if any of you had similar experience or you could share your suggestions. I will appreciate all your advices a lot.
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General Sleep Issues / Side Sleeping w/ Shh-Pat
« Last post by cbaileyjvb on April 02, 2020, 20:06:36 pm »
I have been doing S/P w/ my 14 week old little boy for the last 1.5 weeks, and I do think we're making good progress, but I'm having a problem with the position of the S/P... Like the BW says in her book, doing the S/P on the baby's side is generally more effective, and I tend to agree. BUT after I finally leave the room, if my LO is still on his side and he rolls to his back (once he is asleep), it wakes him up and he gets hysterical. Maybe the rolling makes him feel like he is falling...? Anyway, I'm not sure how to transition him to his back, and patting him on his front seems to disrupt him more than anything else... And I don't feel comfortable wedging towels or blankets up against him, since he is still in a swaddle and may get into a dangerous position. I'd love ANY suggestions if you have them!!!
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I posted a few months back but this is a follow up,
6 month old has been catnapping since 3.5 months old. every now and then she'll take a nap over an hour, maybe once a week.
currently she takes three naps a day, they range from 30-40 minutes. She sleeps 11-12 hours straight every night. She has 5 breastfeeds a day, roughly 3-3.5 hrs apart with the last feed close together. She has two solid meals each day.

i cannot figure out how to lengthen her naps. the room is completely blacked out, white noise, temp is perfect, not currently teething, sleeps in a sleep sack, has an awake time of 2.hrs 15 to 2hrs 30min in the morning before her first nap then the rest of the day her awake time is 2.5-3 hrs. She falls asleep without any rocking, completely on her own, she sucks on a paci/dummy for a minute then spits it out and falls asleep. She wakes up from her naps happily chatting to herself, i will often leave her until she starts to cry,  usually takes between 10-20 mins before she starts crying. sometimes i go in and replace the paci but that doesn't help. she does lots of tummy time, we go outside, read books, play then have a little wind down before she takes a nap.

With my first daughter she catnapped until she finally went down to one nap a day, that one nap became 1.5-2 hrs long. Do you think my second daughter will be the same?

Every book you read will tell you catnaps are a problem that needs fixing, but how do you do it? It used to really make me so angry and frustrated and i would become completely obsessed with her naps, but that's not healthy.
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Bottle Feeding / Re: Help - Baby only dream feeds!
« Last post by kasiam1326 on March 31, 2020, 14:17:01 pm »
Hi,
Just wanted to ask how did you solve the problem? My baby girl has reflux and it was severe for a while and she started refusing eating back then so I started dream feeding her. Now it looks like its her routine. She refuses to eat if she's not asleep.
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General Sleep Issues / Help with sleep.... please!!!!!
« Last post by Mommyadel on March 31, 2020, 11:38:40 am »
Guys I feel like Iím living the twilight zone... there has been no sleep in our house for weeks! We have tried the walk in walk out method and it doesnít seem to be working. We have cut the nap since it was always a fight to get him to go to bed and he generally runs on the low sleep need anyways. He has the odd nap throughout the week to make up for the lack of sleep if he allows it.
He too is so broken hearted when you send him back to bed and takes forever to settle. He will be 3 May 1 and I do realize this is a toddler sleep question but no one has responded in weeks 😞
His routine is
Up by 6:30am
Breakfast 7:30am
Snack 9am
Lunch 11:30
Nap( if this happens itís around 1-2 ish)
Snack 3pm
Supper 5:30pm
Bath/bed 7:30pm
Should we extend his day or shorten it? This has been going on for quite
Sometime with the walk-in and walk out but he asks for his legs to be rubbed or his feet or his song etc. Itís ususlly a few wakings from 11-2ish and then he will settle til 6:30 ish.
Should I just remain firm with the walk in walk out and if he cries he cries?
I due with my third in a few days and my 5 yr is a peach for sleeping and my son is a vampire who never sleeps.

Please help!! What am I doing wrong??
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General Sleep Issues / How to stop rocking the baby. He hates to be picked up
« Last post by Miwi on March 29, 2020, 21:21:04 pm »
Bye! Please help me understand. My baby is five months old. He's always slept in his crib. For the 2 naps, he sleeps alone in his crib with his pacifier. For now he takes naps for about 2-3 hours. In the evening he goes to the cradle anyway but he falls asleep with more difficulty and especially if he is very nervous for some reason the only thing that calms him down is to cradle him. He does not want to be taken in his arms at all. I can't do PU/PD. He hates to be held when he is sleepy. I can't find any other way to calm him down. But if I rock him a little bit, he calms down instantly and falls asleep fast enough. Same thing in the morning he wakes up early really and the only thing that can calm him down to sleep 1 or 2 hours more is to rock him. How can I change this habit?
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Naps / So desperate... 15 mon old still wonít nap long
« Last post by shirat on March 05, 2020, 23:51:43 pm »
My lo has been a short napper her whole
Life . I kept hoping by the time she moved to one nap
She would sleep longer ... but here we are at 15 months and she still sleeps for half hr sometime 45 minutes . Anyone have a solution??? So desperate as no babysitter will take her uless she can nap for 1-2 hours !
She is a good night sleeper 12-13 hours straight , and falls asleep completely on her own , and doesnít fight sleep (or naps - she falls asleep nicely but wakes after half hour)
She has an awake time of about 4 hours
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