(Closed) Share your sleep tips

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

  I’m sorry! We had that same problem with our first son. He was an AWFUL sleeper! He’s two now and still doesn’t sleep through the night. He doesn’t cry anymore, he just walks into our room about 3 times a night and asks for a juice or water refill. But I’m not trying to discourage you!! You will get through this!

 Some things that worked for us was giving him a cereal bottle before bed. It helped him stay fuller, longer throughout the night.

 Another thing we noticed is how much he loved music so we got him a lullaby CD.

I once got a tip that worked wonders on getting my child back to sleep. Wrap your baby up tightly in a blanket and hold him tightly to your chest. Make sure his left side is facing down towards the ground and firmly pat the left side of the stomach. He may squirm and fuss but it usually worked faster then any other technique we used.

 Did you check everything such as your baby having gas throughout the night? Or has your baby been checked for acid reflux? We found out with my son that he had both of those, plus he was lactose and allergic to soy and on top of it all had terrible colic! It was a rough first year to say the least. Sometimes to get through the nights me and my husband would switch and one night he would have him and the next I would. Some babies are just bad sleepers. I know its hard! You will get through this and I hope something that I gave you might help a little! Just keep telling yourself it doesn’t last forever!!! Good Luck girly!

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

P.S. How old is your baby?? Newborns up to about 3 months need to feed every two hours. I wouldn’t worry too much unless your baby is past the age of around 6 months.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

  Well since he was so colicy it was hard to tell when his acid reflux would kick in at its worst. I do know that night time was bad because for a baby who has acid reflux, eating and then immediatly laying down can be quite painful. Its very simular to us adults having heart burn and then laying straight on our backs. Not fun! Something we used to do during the day and sometimes at night is prop him up into an almost sitting posistion during feeding time. We would keep him laid back enough for him to be comfortable. Then after feeding time we would put him into his car seat for 15-30 min to let him stay propped up and let the food digest enough so that it wouldn’t come back up as spit up or acid. We also had many, many nights of him sleeping in his car seat.

  Does she spit up alot? Or does she seem to have any discomfort when spitting up? Those are both signs of acid reflux. You can always take her in to your pediatrician to get it checked out. They do have perscriptions for it. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask! I really don’t think there isn’t anything we didn’t have to conquer with our first son lol!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2004

At 20 weeks, she should definitely go for longer than that! Ugh, that’s miserable.

Is she rolling? Back-sleeping still, I assume?

I’d set a timer, and give her, say, ten minutes to fall asleep and see what happens. Go in there, maybe put your hand on her, but no eye contact, lights, interaction, etc. Basically, make being awake at night the most boring thing in the world.

My twins had day/night reversal for a while. I should have won an Oscar for how joyous I made 7am feel–blinds up, super-duper-happy-animated-fun-time, after HOURS of trying to bore them back to sleep.

Also, if you’re nursing, try to get your partner/spouse to do it. Once they smell milk, it’s all over.

Post # 10
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553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

i don’t really have any tips but K started waking every two hours this week and I initially was feeding him every time but then I just started rocking him back to sleep and he was back out in a few minutes. He was just having a hard time sleeping for some reason.

 

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’ll be praying for better nights sleep for both of us tonight. We are due for another growth spurt in two weeks and I’m already exhausted so hopefully it straightens out before then. 

 

Post # 15
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yay for the sleeping Night Dragon!

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