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Offline Kate M

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Hard to read 6 week old.
« on: December 15, 2018, 09:47:20 am »
Firstly I am hugely thankful I have a very content wonderful little boy. I have been trying to read his cues but get him down after an hour of wake time. The problem is that I do a wind down routine, put the blackout blinds down, put the white noise on and pop him in his Moses basket where he sleeps at night and he just lies awake! He's not upset and will just lie there. I check in on him at various points and he's just awake. By the time I get him out he's been awake for upto an hour and a half awake so he's then overtired and if I manage to get him to sleep in the sling he'll only do 30mins. Yesterday he only napped 3 hrs for the whole day! One nap he self settled no probs and went to sleep for almost an hour, the nap after that he just lay there awake for 40 mins I then tried every means possible to get him a nap and he stayed awake nearly 4 hours until I put him to bed. His older sister was exactly the same but I'm determined to get this bit to nap.

Our routine can be a bit hit and miss as I have his older sister to entertain in the morning and then the nursery run for the afternoon, having said this I try to make sure he's awake for the same amount of time between naps.

Please help, any suggestions would be most appreciated.
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Re: Hard to read 6 week old.
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 11:16:10 am »
My DS2 was like that he was low sleep needs & would quite happily be awake for much longer than books said. I think the key is to look for the tired signs rather than watch the clock.
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Re: Hard to read 6 week old.
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 16:23:26 pm »
So he's 12 weeks now and I'm doing some naps in the basket and some in the sling. He's cracked the first nap of the day and is self settling for his nap for upto 2 hrs. My problem is any subsequent naps, he either will only do 45 mins or will just lie there literally 45mins. Not crying just awake. What to do, I can't make him go to sleep and I'm loathed to get him out the basket because I want him to b learn this but I can't just leave him, by the time I do get him up he's ridiculously overtired so I need to be creative about trying to get him some sort of nap. It is driving me nuts!