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how to fit BF - bath - WD in just one hour?
« on: December 22, 2012, 20:11:15 pm »
hi there, we have a 3,5 week old dd [a bit early to determine but she seems rather textbook, especially in comparison with her spirited big sister ;) ], we're on EASY since the very beginning and it's going on good, some days [and naps] are better, some worse, but she's still so tiny I don't stress myself [too much...]. Anyway, as her "active" A times are usually 1 hour [from wake up until first yawn] and it's working pretty good for her, we're having problems with the last A time before bed. She wakes from nap [a catnap really], nurses, has to be held upright for a bit, we give her a bath [she hates it, screams all the time mostly], then I BF her for a moment again and then she has to be held upright again, then we try to put her down but it's always already way over 1 hour and she gets OT and won't settle. Every night :-/
Any ideas? TIA

Oh, and do I need to add that bedtime mayhem leads to her waking up after 45 min? yuck!
« Last Edit: December 22, 2012, 21:12:29 pm by *Mona* »
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Re: how to fit BF - bath - WD in just one hour?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2012, 06:32:14 am »
Congratulations on your new bundle of joy!

Can you do a bath in another A time? Maybe before the catnap? Its sometimes better to have her overstimulated and cranky before what should be a short nap anyway that ruin night time... That way you only have to feed and WD to bedtime in that last 45min-1hr.

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Re: how to fit BF - bath - WD in just one hour?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2012, 07:08:02 am »
I was going to suggest the same thing - we actually did bath in the morning at this age.
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Re: how to fit BF - bath - WD in just one hour?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2012, 08:49:21 am »
oh right, thanks, haven't thought about it :) will try for the next few days. The only problem is that daddy wants to help and he's sometimes home no sooner than 6:30 due to dd1 after school activities. but well, good sleep is more important.
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Re: how to fit BF - bath - WD in just one hour?
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2012, 09:12:03 am »
Can he do the bath in the morning when she first wakes up? That can work well too.

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Re: how to fit BF - bath - WD in just one hour?
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2012, 10:11:48 am »
well not really, he has to take dd1 to school and himself to work ;) both start at 8am.

anyway, if he's not home for the bath that's ok with me, he'll have to adjust a bit, he's a big boy and can do it ;) [I hope, lol]
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