Author Topic: Overtired 3 month old  (Read 1887 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Bella89

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 15
  • Posts: 669
  • Location: Poland
Re: Overtired 3 month old
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2016, 07:47:47 am »
Could you post your day once more. I wonder if it's the timing that is getting on his nerves :p

Or maybe the room is too bright? I have that now with DS. They say to give a child a perfect surrounding for a nap, but when he is 1,5yo and won't sleep in the summer because the day is long it's getting to you, you know ;]

Offline Mulberrybag

  • New & Learning The Ropes
  • *
  • Showing Appreciation 0
  • Posts: 37
  • Location:
Re: Overtired 3 month old
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2016, 20:32:35 pm »
He's now 16 weeks.

Thursday example day
Wake up 7am
E: 7oz
A:
S: 8.30-9.45

E: 10am 7oz
A:
S: 11.30-1.45

E: 2pm
A:
S: 3.30-4.15 the most difficult nap

E: 4
A:
S:

6.30 nappy off time
7 bath
Bottle
Bed by 8

Dream feed 11pm

Sleeps 11-12 hours

His awake time can go to 2 hours

All naps are him falling asleep himself on his play mat.

The afternoon nap can be tough and he need consoling on one of us

Offline Scottishmummy

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 47
  • Posts: 1588
  • Location: UK
Re: Overtired 3 month old
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2016, 09:18:45 am »
At least he sleeps at night, that makes the days feel better I think.

Yes worth trying in his big cot to get him used to it.

What's his typical routine like now?
Do you do a wind down before naps? A good consistent WD helps LOs to get more ready for a nap.
"Touchy/Spirited" DS


"Textbook" DD



Offline Mulberrybag

  • New & Learning The Ropes
  • *
  • Showing Appreciation 0
  • Posts: 37
  • Location:
Re: Overtired 3 month old
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2016, 16:28:39 pm »
No wind down as such he just falls asleep where he's playing and I know I need to remove him etc but when I've tried he has a meltdown at going into our bedroom where he sleeps at night as he's still in with us. Thought about trying his big cot in his own room next month which is a bit new to him and he may not get so distressed.
 
His pm nap is so so tough, he gets very upset and then crashes

Any tips?

Offline Scottishmummy

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 47
  • Posts: 1588
  • Location: UK
Re: Overtired 3 month old
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2016, 12:53:36 pm »
I have always found the last nap the trickiest to get.  They are tired from the day but also already had 2 good naps. TBH, I have often APOP-ed it in buggy, sling or car, more so with my 2nd child as it usually fell at a time we were on our way home from somewhere or trying to prepare a meal.  It's the first nap they drop & also important to get to BT without getting OT, so I have never been too bothered about AP-ing it.

"Touchy/Spirited" DS


"Textbook" DD



Offline Mulberrybag

  • New & Learning The Ropes
  • *
  • Showing Appreciation 0
  • Posts: 37
  • Location:
Re: Overtired 3 month old
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2016, 19:40:59 pm »
Fab thank you! I've been really beating myself up about the location of his naps and hoping in the next few weeks to start him having them in his room.

Offline Scottishmummy

  • Resident BW Chatterbox!
  • *****
  • Showing Appreciation 47
  • Posts: 1588
  • Location: UK
Re: Overtired 3 month old
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2016, 21:05:45 pm »
It sounds like you're trying your best for him and that's all you can do.  Hopefully he'll start settling for naps with a different room and cot.  Could you try quiet play in that room around the time his nap is due to get him used to sleeping there..even if it is on the playmat at first?
Good luck
Xx
"Touchy/Spirited" DS


"Textbook" DD



Offline Mulberrybag

  • New & Learning The Ropes
  • *
  • Showing Appreciation 0
  • Posts: 37
  • Location:
Re: Overtired 3 month old
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2016, 20:10:06 pm »
That's a good idea! I'll try that. I get so worried about missing the window I think that'll be a nice esse in.