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#16 goodgirl

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

QUOTE(KiJo @ Jan 31 2013, 12:43 PM) View Post

I would do this, but N is very whingy when he is awake, and I think it's because he's not getting enough sleep. Apart from the hour immediately after he feeds, if he's not asleep, he cries/whinges which I can't handle!

In that case, I'd be trying to get him to sleep longer too. Wish I had a magic answer for you.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:05 PM

QUOTE(KiJo @ Jan 29 2013, 01:51 PM) View Post

I'm having a bad day today & need some advice!

N is & has always been a great night sleeper. Since about 6.5weeks old he's been sleeping 730-4 overnight, a quick feed & then back to bed til 7am.

But for the last 3 weeks we've been really struggling with his day sleeps. He will self settle with minimal fuss, but is pretty much guaranteed to wake up after only 40minutes & nothing I seem to do (short of picking him up and rocking him back to sleep) works. Even rocking him back to sleep doesn't seem to work the last week and once he's awake he stays awake until his next feed.

Right now it's 2pm & he's had 2x40min sleeps since 7am.

All he seems to do at the moment is whinge/cry when he's awake as he's tired.

Advice?


You mention he is self settling to sleep well but he's only had 2 sleeps since 7 am.

Have you tried giving him more sleeps rather than trying to get him to sleep longer periods?

THis is not what I was looking for, I did have some other website bookmarked when I had babies that talked about awake time but http://www.troubleso...awake-too-long/

suggests that awake time for 1-3 month olds should be 1 hour - 1 hour 45 mins and they can have up to 3-5 sleeps.

I know once I started reducing awake time our sleep improved.

will be back later - sorry kids gone crazy!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:36 PM

QUOTE(~Melissa~ @ Jan 31 2013, 07:05 PM) View Post

You mention he is self settling to sleep well but he's only had 2 sleeps since 7 am.

Have you tried giving him more sleeps rather than trying to get him to sleep longer periods?

THis is not what I was looking for, I did have some other website bookmarked when I had babies that talked about awake time but http://www.troubleso...awake-too-long/

suggests that awake time for 1-3 month olds should be 1 hour - 1 hour 45 mins and they can have up to 3-5 sleeps.

I know once I started reducing awake time our sleep improved.

will be back later - sorry kids gone crazy!


Thanks heaps for posting that link!! Very interesting article and a lot of it makes sense. I've realised over the last few days that DS only lasts an hour awake and then starts to display very obvious tired signs. He actually slept for 2.5hrs straight this afternoon which was amazing, but I'm sure a fluke! Either way this article has given me a few other options to try... Thanks! smile.gif
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:51 PM

Try not to beat yourself up about it. I really think there is only so much you can do. You can't make anyone sleep. All you can do is provide the opportunity to sleep and self settle and the rest is up to him!

Sounds like you've got some ideas and that is great that he slept so well this afternoon. It's awesome when that happens. He's still very young and is doing so well at night which is the main thing. Reduce his up time or increase his sleeps and give him a good chance to resettle after asleep cycle but apart from that just wait. You will probably find when he gets to 6 months that things will improve.

In the meantime comfort yourself with the apparent fact that wakefulness is a sign of intelligence!!!
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:20 PM

QUOTE(KiJo @ Jan 29 2013, 12:51 PM) View Post

I'm having a bad day today & need some advice!

N is & has always been a great night sleeper. Since about 6.5weeks old he's been sleeping 730-4 overnight, a quick feed & then back to bed til 7am.

But for the last 3 weeks we've been really struggling with his day sleeps. He will self settle with minimal fuss, but is pretty much guaranteed to wake up after only 40minutes & nothing I seem to do (short of picking him up and rocking him back to sleep) works. Even rocking him back to sleep doesn't seem to work the last week and once he's awake he stays awake until his next feed.

Right now it's 2pm & he's had 2x40min sleeps since 7am.

All he seems to do at the moment is whinge/cry when he's awake as he's tired.

Advice?



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:44 PM

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