A couple of sleep questions
Posted 24 September 2011 - 08:27 AM
just a couple of quick questions regarding sleeping. My DD could self settle but for some reason seems to be struggling with that now. I can get her a sleep other ways but they require picking her up and she wont transfer back down so it defeats the purpose. She is not even letting me pat her to sleep in the basinett. Did anyone elses bubba suddenly change? What did you do and did they go back to SS on their own or assisted in the basinett?
And another question at 9weeks/2months how long was your bubbas awake time?
Posted 24 September 2011 - 11:34 AM
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Posted 24 September 2011 - 12:25 PM
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Posted 24 September 2011 - 04:39 PM
As for awake time. Both of mine were doing around 1.25 - 1.5 hours at that age. So 1 hour seems pretty normal I would say.
Posted 26 October 2011 - 04:09 PM
Posted 26 October 2011 - 04:56 PM
Such a shock as Angus never would burp.
Posted 27 October 2011 - 10:28 AM
Is the crying etc overnight as well? Or just during the day?
Eli has bad wind as well and Infacol really helps him. We were away for the day once and forgot to bring it and really noticed the difference! A teaspoon of cooled boiled water also helps bring up the wind.
The other thing that helps him during the day is having the exhaust fan going on the rangehood on its loudest setting, the white noise helps to soothe him. He screams at any other white noise, like static or the vacuum cleaner.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:13 PM
I'm exhausted and really am at breaking point. I have a constant headache from what I think is lack of sleep. I'm foggy, grumpy, impatient, angry and snappy. I'm not going out much because I don't want to drive because I'm so tired I'm afraid I'm going to have an accident with the kiddies. My body aches. I need help, Aly needs help but I just don't know what to do anymore. I refuse to go to sleep school or see MCHNs since they screwed things up so bad with my son. I really need sleep but for some reason I can't value myself enough (or important enough) to ask others for help. I hate the idea of asking someone to come over to watch my kids while I go sleep. It just doesn't sit right with me...but then I would be more then happy to do it for any of my friends if they needed it.
I have barely slept in the last few weeks (well to be honest since she was born) but the long hours trying to settle her in the middle of the night is pushing me over the edge, and I can't nap during the day because DS is so full on - which is another reason why I would feel so bad asking someone to come over to watch him.
The problem is Aly can SS brilliantly with a dummy but she only sleeps 1 sleep cycle at a time during the day and at night she had started to wake not even hourly for it. So at 2:30am Monday morning (after getting up 6 times in 2hours) I had enough and vowed never to give it back to her thinking it was the reason she wasn't able to move through sleep cycles...even though now thinking about it she would often still have it in her mouth when she woke up.
Settling her has been hit and miss without the dummy and the nights are still long. I would of thought by now things would start to improve but they seem to be getting worse. Her reflux has flared ten fold, and as of today I have taken to cuddling her to sleep because she is constantly chucking up acid and smells horrible. I don't have the heart to lie her down and force her to go to sleep while watching her scream. I'm sure she is in pain again. Its terrible.
I have been patting her to sleep in the cot but settling time is getting longer and screaming more full on, rocking in the pram (last night I rocked her for 2 hours, feed her then went on to rock her for another hour before I was able to go to sleep) and now cuddling now that I know its reflux again.
Argh I hate whinging about my kids sleep, especially now she is number 2 and I had a pretty good idea what I was getting myself into this time, but I really didn't think things would get this bad. I thought I would have better control over everything this time. But yet again I feel so helpless and out of depth again.
I just don't know what to do for her anymore other then what I am already doing. I can't understand why her reflux has gotten so bad again since taking the dummy away. I wonder if I'm expecting to much from her sleep-wise. She has 2-3 naps during the day of 45mins usually and at night she goes down at 7, wakes at 11 (her only decent sleep in 24hours) has a very little feed, then up down all night until 6:30/7am. She gets tired around the 1hr45 mark, I often try to push her to the 2hour mark because otherwise the evening is VERY long.
Ok vent over...I feel a little better getting that all out.
Posted 13 January 2012 - 02:11 PM
When Seth was diagnosed with reflux I remember reading that a dummy can be a great aide for reflux babies as the sucking on the dummy helps them swallow more and keep the vomit down...not sure how true that is because I could never actually get Seth to take a dummy but it makes sense. Also I noticed that whenever Seth was teething his reflux seemed to flare up a bit more.
Is she on medication? Do you have her cot / bassinette raised? Having Seth's bed raised helped a huge amount.
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 04:10 PM
We do have her bed raised but hasn't helped much. She is better when shes sitting fairly up in either rocker or pram.
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