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Baby sleep habits.post #1 of 2308/9/13 at 1:41pmThread StarterSo...Iris sleeps great if on someone's shoulder or cradled, or in her swing or carseat. Put in her bassinet, she grunts and flails and fusses and wheezes--even while asleep and swaddled. Given that I'm the one generally on night duty and I'm seriously sick of sleeping in the rocking chair with her (my husband Needa his sleep!), i need some options/ideas. True cosleeping won't work--both for my mental health and our marriage--we need our snuggle time.post #2 of 2308/9/13 at 1:59pmpost #3 of 2308/9/13 at 2:08pmThis product is awesome. We are borrowing ours from a friend but it is the perfect height to be right next to our bed so I can just reach over and rock it if dd2 gets fussy and she is close for nursing at night.
Edited by talldarkeyes - 8/9/13 at 2:19pmpost #4 of 2308/9/13 at 2:12pmpost #5 of 2308/9/13 at 4:55pmThread Starterpost #6 of 2308/9/13 at 5:38pmpost #7 of 2308/9/13 at 6:25pmpost #8 of 2308/9/13 at 7:37pmpost #9 of 2308/10/13 at 4:42amQuote:
I can't tell if it's a mattress issue or just that she doesn't like to be put down much. She seems to sleep ok on the arms reach, but best in arms.
Can't blame her! I prefer to be cuddled to sleep toopost #10 of 2308/10/13 at 9:49amCamden sleeps in his swing/bouncer 1- because he needs to be upright kind if for his reflux and 2- because it moves him around and he can sleep 4-6 hours. We have a Graco that is a bouncer - glider/swing type thing. It was THE most expensive option at babies r us but u had a 20% off making the $189 closer to $150. He also has to be swaddled tight for bed (not naps) or he flails and wakes up. I swaddle with feet out so I can buckle him in and prevent accidents. I haven co-slept since the early days because I need a more restful sleep than I can get with him. We co-slept with the others but they nursed really well laying down, he seems to suction cup his nose to my boob and I have to stay awake to make sure he can breath . I swaddle in gauze and then cover again with sides tucked in around him with an Aden & Anias blanket. His sleeping has gotten progressively better but he's 8w3d old now. We've done right at 6 hours once and 5+ several times. LAST NIGHT SUCKED THOUGH!! Oh and I bought the happiest baby book but haven't read it yet. Wish I had the DVD because I'm so not a reader. Good luck mamas!!post #11 of 2308/10/13 at 5:06pmWe are borrowing the arms reach and it has been a blessing! He sleeps well in it, even though he always rolls on his side. I think the baby mattresses are not supposed to be super soft, I think because of risk for suffocation (?!),.but since they dont sleep in their tummies, I don't understand that. Mason will sleep 3 (!) Hours at a time in the arms reach! When he is being held, he maybe sleeps for an hour, hour and a half tops... He also sleeps in his swing for 2 hours or so. The other night he was up every hour wanting to nurse, only to fall asleep after 5 min. So finally I snuggled him into my arms in bed with us, but then I got even less sleep because I kept waking up thinking he was suffocating....post #12 of 2308/12/13 at 1:26ampost #13 of 2308/12/13 at 1:51amHi Wrenmoon! It's 1:46 here and we've been up since 11. I thought, I'll wake her at 11 after 2 hours of sleep and she'll eat and go right back down. Haha. 4 diapers and 4 feedings later I'm crossing my fingers that the dozing I'm seeing now will stick, then I'm psyching myself up to pump instead of just going immediately to sleep.post #14 of 2308/12/13 at 2:07amUgh Wrenmoon I'm right with you! My day started around 3:30 though but I think I'm up for good. I've been bouncing back and forth between the newborn and the toddler for most of the night... Yaaawn.....
The thrush is slowly improving a bit but over any 24 hours she will have one atrocious feeding and this time it was the 3:30 am one of course. I'm using the coconut and tea tree oils and find it kind of soothing and we had a full day with no bottles so I'm hopeful. I'm a little worried about how much baby is getting and what that means for my supply. Thrush really bites!post #15 of 2308/13/13 at 1:11amAny advice on getting DD to sleep better in the nighttime? She eats and mostly goes back to sleep during the day, but at night she really doesn't seem to want to go back to sleep after eating. I don't know if it just seems worse at night because I'm more tired, but I do think there is a difference and I'd love to get her sleeping better at night when I want to sleep too!post #16 of 2308/13/13 at 1:38ampost #17 of 2308/13/13 at 9:16amThread StarterThe awake in evening totally backfired on us last night--hubby tried to keep dd awake later than 8--so she was up until 11. This after she was awake from 1130-5pm. Guess who went to bed at 10? He was nice enough to brig me water--and tuck us both back into bed at 630am though. Hopefully today is more normal.post #18 of 2308/13/13 at 9:40ampost #19 of 2308/13/13 at 11:20ampost #20 of 2308/13/13 at 12:41pmQuote:
Holding my sleeping boy right now too.
All. Day. Long. And no one else can hold him. Just me.
I feel you. I'd like to pee/eat/whatever without having to tend a fussy baby after. It's like payment for a second away.
I'm thinking DH is going to the consignment store to find a chair for this little to sit in, maybe watching us will be satisfactory? He hates reclining. Hates it.
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