This Is MADNESS 1

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Bec - May 27

This is similar to Ry's post about her 2 month old but my question is simply .... HOW DO YOU MAKE A 2 MONTH OLD SLEEP? My DD was fantastic up to about 6 weeks of age and then she turned to the Dark Side! She no longer wants to sleep during the day (unless she is in someone's arms!) She is kind of OK at night, mainly up 3/4 hourly for a feed then straight back down again until the early hours when she won't settle. I end up bringing her to bed with me to try to get a bit more sleep but I end up being so worried about her that I don't get a proper sleep!! Can anybody please suggest some techniques to me to help me get her to sleep a bit better during the day! She is absolutely miserable and I am beside myself because I can't get anything done, I'm tired, frustrated and I also have a 3 year old and 2 year old who crave my much needed attention...! I want SuperNanny to come to my house to solve all my problems!! I have tried the patting, shushing technique but as soon as I stop the patting she wakes up screaming...! Better go, she's up again after her 5 minute nap!! Can someone please help me before I completely lose my sanity??!!

 

Rabbits07 - May 27

Have you tried a swing? When my ds starts getting fussy and I can tell he is sleepy the swing always puts him right out. I just recline the swing back as far as it will go and he actually prefers the swing to being rocked! It's good too because the swing is continuously going, whereas when you rock them you have to stop eventually to lay them down. Of course, you run the risk of them not wanting to sleep, even at night, unless in the swing. So far, ds falls asleep in the swing and then I get him out at night and he goes in the ba__sinett. Did I understand correctly that she is up every 45 minutes to feed at night? That sounds kind of excessive to me...I thought my ds was waking rather frequently at twice a night! If she is waking every 45 min. I would mention that to the pedi to see if he/she has any suggestions. She may just be comfort feeding. I can certainly empathize with you as my oldest two children were ages 2 & 3 when I had my third. It will get better though. Good luck!

 

jessb - May 27

Honestly if she is fussy during the day b/c she is tired I would make sure she's fed, changed, comfortable, and then put in her swing/bouncy seat/crib and let her cry for a while. It wont hurt her and she will probably fall asleep within a few minutes. Get her into a good routine for at night. Like bath, bottle, rock, and then put down to sleep. It may take a while but she will get it eventually.

 

Bonnie - May 27

How much does she weigh at this point? Also, how much is she eating (and how many feeds are at night)? Breast or bottle?

 

Bec - May 27

Thanks for responding guys! I meant to say baby is waking every 3 to 4 hours during the night - sorry Rabbits - your right, if she were waking every 45 minutes I wouldn't be here talking to you right now! ha ha!! She weighs 11lbs and is exclusively b___stfed! She usually feeds every 3 hours during the day and then once I put her down for the evening (about 6pm) she will go every 3 to 4 hours, sometimes 5 hours in the period before midnight! I'm considering doing a roll over feed at 10pm to see if she will give me 6 hours from then...! I have actually ordered a swing which should hopefully come in some time this week so here's hoping she likes it! Shall I put the swing in her room still or should I leave it out in the family room with us? When I put her to bed at night should I put her straight in her cot and try getting her off to sleep in there or should I use the swing again till she wakes for her first middle of the night feed? This seems silly me asking all these questions when I already have two children, but neither of them did this so I'm stumped as to what to do!! Thanks heaps for your advice! I do appreciate it!

 

Rabbits07 - May 27

our baby's swing is in the family room...it's not 100% quiet in there, but he is accustomed to it and sleeps right through it. After ds has nursed in the evening I usually put him in the swing at around 9:30-10PM and he falls off to sleep. When I go to bed usually 1/2-1 hour later I get him out and put him in the ba__sinett and he generally stays asleep. Hopefully the swing will at least give your daughter some day napping time....and you some time with the other little ones and time for housework!

 

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