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Offline bellmaine

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5 1/2 month old crying for 2 hours
« on: March 22, 2006, 19:38:03 pm »
Hello Everyone,

I am having a little trouble with my DD.  She probably weighs almost 20 pounds and still not sleeping through the night.  Last night I gave her a bottle like usually before bed and put her down awake and it took us almost hour and a half to get her down which was about 8:30pm.  She woke up at 2:00am and I gave her a bottle ( I am trying to ween her of the night feedings so I put more water than formula)  It took us another 2 hours to get her down.  Even when I picked her up she wouldn't settle.  I gave her oatmeal for the third time yesterday could it have given her gas?
James John  Born:  April 21,  2002
Helena Bellmaine Born:  October 5,  2005

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Re: 5 1/2 month old crying for 2 hours
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2006, 23:16:34 pm »
Hi there

What does your day time routine look like?  What time are naps, for how long, what time do you feed, when are you giving the solids?

Thanks
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Re: 5 1/2 month old crying for 2 hours
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2006, 01:58:54 am »
Hello,  Thank you for replying.  I am trying very hard to get her on a schedule but she eats very poorly when she wakes up  Itry to keep at it but it ends up taking over an hour to give her her first bottle.  I just started solids so I am kind of at a lost with that.  So you have a routine I could look at and make it fit my life.  I also  have a son that goes to preschool 3 days a week.

Tonight I did our night time routine 6:00 bath, massage, book bottle bed.  She went down for 20 minutes and then woke up and I could not get her back down.  I finally gave her a bottle and she went down I don't know for how long but we will see.  I will take any suggestions.  She also goes to sleep on her own for her naps but her 2nd nap is not long maybe 30-45 minutes.
James John  Born:  April 21,  2002
Helena Bellmaine Born:  October 5,  2005

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Re: 5 1/2 month old crying for 2 hours
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2006, 04:19:40 am »
I'm thinking she is having her 6mo growth spurt... with my ds#1, we had this horror time when he wouldn't settle at about 5 1/2months, I bf & then one night, no idea why I tried it I gave a bottle too & he settled... Have you tried giving her a second bottle when she won't settle??

Re the routine, there is no "one size fits all" & if you want some ideas you could try looking in the EASY forum, where most Routines are posted & then see if you can get ideas to fit around your preschoolers needs & also your lo... I know that my ds#2's routine is pretty fluid to fit around toddler activities. but I do try to make sure I don't over tire him, which is a main issue with sleep problems.
dc1 July 03, dc2 May 05