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Offline aidmam

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best v worst routine..sorry long
« on: August 03, 2005, 10:07:05 am »
aidan after having a pretty good routine has for the last month been all over the place. i have posted and was told i should post my easy routine for all to have  alook at. in the last month aidan has cut, his 2 outside bottom teeth, 3 of his pre molars (1 more on the way) and has crawled and has now just taken his first few steps so he has had a very busy month  :lol:

I thought i'd post what it is at its best and (more often) worst

BEST
5.45     wake( will play happily in cot till i go in for him)
6.15     7oz bottle
8          breakfast
8.30-9  nap between 45mins/1hr
11.30    lunch
1.30     nap between 1hr/1.5hrs
4.30     dinner
6          9oz bottle
6.15 bath
6.30/6.45 bed

this has happened probs 3-4 times in last month

WORST
5.15     wake(is not at all a happy to play but i try to encourage him b y popping in and out cos i don't want to let him cry)
5.45     7oz bottle
8-8.30   nap30mins(will not go back to sleep even with pat shush
11.30 lunch (but way too tired to eat- although he's a greeddy guts so he does its just a battle)
12.15/12.30  nap 45mins(or sometimes only 1/2 hr)
2.30 if in car or pushchair will nod off for 15 mins cos so tired
6 9oz bottle
6.15/6.30 bed

TODAY is the worst morning i've had yet;
5.00 wake (i encouraged him to play for a little longer than he normally does but he was not happy)
5.45 bottle
7.45 30 mins nap
10.45 30 mins nap
11.30 lunch
2.45 30 mins nap
4.30 dinner
6.00 9oz bottle
6.15 bath
6.45 bed
 :)  :?:  :?:  :?:  :?:

help is all i can say what am i doing wrong??
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best v worst routine..sorry long
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2005, 01:15:50 am »
It's not you.  It's the milestones.  What I am about to suggest is not BW approved, so take it with a grain of salt, but it worked for us when nothing else did.  Do solids before your bottle.  Wait about an hour to an hour and a half to give the bottle after solids or do it right b/4 naptime.  It calms him down, fills his tummy.  Isom almost always falls asleep on the bottle, BUT  he also wakes when we put in the crib, looks around, grunts (like oh, okay, whatever) and passes out with his butt up in the air.  He sleeps at least an hour for his naps that way.   I was having the same problem w/ naps and overtiredness, and I put him daycare.  They started feeding him the bottle b/4 naps, and viola! a perfect napper.  I know it doesn't work for everyone, but it seems to be what Isom wanted.  Everybody's happier, so we're just going with the flow.

Let me reiterate, though, if you keep with the BW method, it will get better - he's just learning so much so fast it's disturbing his sleep.

Good luck,

Crystal