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Re: I need some help figuring out DS2, please
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2016, 13:34:37 pm »
I've just realised a few things today.

1. I think  !he needs long A times but shorter (2.5hrs ish) periods between feeds, so that'll be a bit of a jigsaw.

2. He sleeps best when his hands are up near his mouth, and can't get out of that position. He also likes to be very warm.

3. I'm wondering if he would sleep best on his side - that's how he sleeps at night - but would need to work out how to keep him there.

So where does that get me, do you think?
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Re: I need some help figuring out DS2, please
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2016, 13:55:59 pm »
...and I've just managed to get him to nap (hooray!!) by putting him on my lap so his tummy is against mine and he can lie on his side whilst I pat him to sleep. An 'aha' moment when I realised that his preferred position is nearly identical to how he was positioned in the womb!
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Re: I need some help figuring out DS2, please
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2016, 15:13:18 pm »
No ideas.....but how cute!!!

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Re: I need some help figuring out DS2, please
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2016, 15:21:17 pm »
1. Could you give him little top ups before sleep times, do you think? Perhaps from the breast which was emptied most recently, so he doesn't get an overload?
2. Have you tried the Aussie swaddle? There's a link here somewhere, will have a look for it... Aha here it is! Swaddling Technique (aka "Aussie swaddle")
3. Don't want to officially advocate side sleeping due to SIDS risk which I'm sure you know about, but I know some parents use some kind of side sleeping positioners which stop them rolling over, I can ask around if no one pops on unprompted...



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Re: I need some help figuring out DS2, please
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2016, 19:03:53 pm »
Good ideas. Our EASY worked out as EAS EAEAS EASAES today (3 naps) which I'm ok with.

Not sure about swaddling- I've tried it and he doesn't seem too keen. The positioners I did take a quick look at but the SIDS risk does bother me. I'm happy with him on his side when I'm right there with him and think that might have to do for now.
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Re: I need some help figuring out DS2, please
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2016, 19:37:18 pm »
I had a really nice swaddle grobag for this baby - I didn't zip his arms into it as he hated it but it was really tight round his chest and I think he liked that. I have seen swaddle bags where their arms are swaddled up but he wouldn't be able to get to his mouth.

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Re: I need some help figuring out DS2, please
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2016, 20:04:46 pm »
What sort was it, do you know?
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Re: I need some help figuring out DS2, please
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2016, 20:42:30 pm »

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Re: I need some help figuring out DS2, please
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2016, 20:44:20 pm »
Ah yes, I looked at that but he's too big for it already!
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Re: I need some help figuring out DS2, please
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2016, 20:51:45 pm »
Did you try that swaddle up? I got one off eBay (but I have sold it on since), and it was a bit more 'relaxed' that a new one.

Thomas side slept mainly, without a support. I think they are more dangerous than alone really. More things to get trapped next to.

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Re: I need some help figuring out DS2, please
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2016, 20:57:23 pm »
Nope, not tried it yet...
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Re: I need some help figuring out DS2, please
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2016, 21:02:39 pm »
I guess though, in a few short weeks the hand control will come and you will be unswaddling anyway. I think I would prob just ride it out really (I'm pretty lazy though, and riding it out is often my default position  :-[ :-[).

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Re: I need some help figuring out DS2, please
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2016, 21:03:53 pm »
I'm going for all the lazy options this time! Conserving energy for the important stuff 😀
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Re: I need some help figuring out DS2, please
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2016, 21:08:20 pm »
 Exactly  :) ;).

I have had 3 very different kids, and swaddling wasn't a huge help in any of them anyway really. I guess it helped Thomas most, but Jacob hated it, and Megan tummy slept. All 3 went through the short nap phase, and all 3 were 'walked' to sleep in the 2-5 month phase.

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Re: I need some help figuring out DS2, please
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2016, 21:42:09 pm »
L tummy slept while I watched him then when I went to bed, I just rolled him onto his back - would that work if you're concerned about side sleeping?