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Re: 4 weeks old trying to start routine
« Reply #45 on: August 31, 2016, 21:32:59 pm »
OK. A couple of days ago he did a 2h nap in the morning after a 1hr A time, so he will have woken in time for the 3hr E and not needed to sleep gain right away. But if you have a day he only sleeps 1hr then I'd just feed early, at 2hr 30 rather than 3hr and get him down for the nap.

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Re: 4 weeks old trying to start routine
« Reply #46 on: September 03, 2016, 23:31:42 pm »
I'm trying to pay attention to his sleep patterns and today it was a constant 2 hour A time. He did a 2.5 hr nap first one and then 2 45 min naps and then that dreadful witching hour where he's up from 4 on no nap and miserable. And every night I put him down he calls me back up a few times I'm not sure why.

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Re: 4 weeks old trying to start routine
« Reply #47 on: September 04, 2016, 18:55:43 pm »
A 2hr A time is still quite a bit for his age and he could be getting OT as the day goes on.
Those wakings shortly after bed are likely to be OT if he's had short naps in the afternoon and then has his witching hour and a long A to bed.
For that very last nap can you use a sling or something to see if he'll nod off? It's an awkward time of the day I know as usually teatime etc. I managed to learn to cook with dd2 in her sling!!
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Re: 4 weeks old trying to start routine
« Reply #48 on: September 04, 2016, 20:34:32 pm »
You're doing great to get that lovely long first nap - I hope ou are remembering to take some of that time for yourself (shower, cuppa, deep breathing, napping if you have care for the other LO).  I know that witching hour must be driving you mad but at least you can expect it some in some sense there is "consistency" in the day (even if not the sort you want).


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Re: 4 weeks old trying to start routine
« Reply #49 on: September 04, 2016, 23:41:13 pm »
We had another 2 hour wake time followed by a 2.5 hour nap first thing this morning. The other naps seem to be about 45 mins and again after 2 hr A time but he falls asleep with no problem. Although we are still getting those bedtime struggles.

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Re: 4 weeks old trying to start routine
« Reply #50 on: September 05, 2016, 17:38:53 pm »
Looks like some sort of routine is gradually developing which is great news :)

How old now?
I wonder if you have a LO who likes these long A times as he seems to be doing a great morning nap.


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Re: 4 weeks old trying to start routine
« Reply #51 on: September 05, 2016, 23:32:21 pm »
I think it's just that one day he doesn't nap much at all the next day he's tired lol.  Not much of a routine lol. Still having to go back a bunch of times once we put him down for the night too. That with s toddler who's all of a sudden having bedtime struggles is very hard.

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Re: 4 weeks old trying to start routine
« Reply #52 on: September 06, 2016, 11:46:26 am »
I know it seems that a 2 hr a time is long for a seven week old but when I try to put him down after 1 hr or 1 hr 15 mins it's takes him a while to fall asleep and he won't necessarily sleep longer then I feel bad that he's awake that long in his swing :( lol just trying to get some good day sleep so I don't have such a bad witching hour and bedtime.

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Re: 4 weeks old trying to start routine
« Reply #53 on: September 06, 2016, 17:33:34 pm »
Yes it does seem very long, but if you feel it works better for your LO then I'd follow your gut on it.
I suppose on the one hand he may like those long A times and may sleep better in the day with them, on the other hand long A times might be leading to OT by evening time and inability to settle, then the NWs due to evening OT.
I think you can really just do what you can at this age as it seems to take a while to get to know a new baby and learn their particular ways.


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Re: 4 weeks old trying to start routine
« Reply #54 on: September 06, 2016, 23:53:34 pm »
We need some help. This was today's easy:
6:15 awake
E 645/7
A 615-745
S 745-1015
E 1020
A 1015-1145
S 1145-115
E 115
A 115-3 ( couldn't get down slept in carrier)
S 3-345
E 4
A 345-
Fed him early at 6 he fell asleep but then I had to resettle him until 745.
I just can't get a good nap in the afternoon. Any suggestions ?

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Re: 4 weeks old trying to start routine
« Reply #55 on: September 07, 2016, 17:47:02 pm »
Wow! Two really brilliant naps!! :)

I know the evenings are still really hard for you.  I think you're doing everything you can really.
Did he wake on his own at 3.45 or did you wake him for his feed?


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Re: 4 weeks old trying to start routine
« Reply #56 on: September 07, 2016, 20:29:53 pm »
He woke on his own.  Today he's only taking two 30 minute naps.  I can't get him down the matter what I've tried and he's miserable and so am I!  It's going to be a long night it's only 430   It's very hard to get through the rest of the night until bedtime

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Re: 4 weeks old trying to start routine
« Reply #57 on: September 07, 2016, 21:28:52 pm »
He Finally crashed in my arms at 5pm! How long do I let him sleep? He's due to eat around 630

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Re: 4 weeks old trying to start routine
« Reply #58 on: September 07, 2016, 23:38:23 pm »
Well tonight what ended up working best was feeding lo and putting him in bassinet drowsy but awake. He moved around for a little bit but fell asleep !! Yippee

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Re: 4 weeks old trying to start routine
« Reply #59 on: September 08, 2016, 09:06:58 am »
Ah... sorry about those poor naps, I know you're finding it hard. Hugs.
But hey - great he fell asleep!!!

This is going to sound crazy considering how long his A times already are, but maybe after two really good naps (looking at the last EASY your posted where he CN at 3pm) he's actually good to go for a longer A?  I can hardly believe I'm thinking this but 2hrs?  It may mess up your E times a bit so perhaps do a top up feed before the nap if he's interested?