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Baby sleep habits. - Page 9post #161 of 22710/15/13 at 8:01amThread Starterpost #162 of 22710/18/13 at 6:01pm
I'm so stoked, my boy has been putting himself to bed with a lovie and his fingers or thumb, whichever gets in his mouth first. As in he doesn't want to be snuggled, nursed or rocked to sleep. He wants to lay down and go to sleep on his own.
I'm refraining from jumping up and down because I don't want to wake him up, so I'm just gonna go ahead and say....
Now if he will just nap for more than 20 minutes at a time during the day and sleep for more than one hour stretches at night I'll be golden.post #163 of 22710/18/13 at 8:07pmpost #164 of 22710/18/13 at 9:28pmAdorable, wrenmoon. Self soothing is so nice, darn it. Griffin gets mad that his WHOLE fist won't fit in his mouth, and tries to push it in with his other hand further, then gets annoyed. Found his thumb once but never again. Refuses a soother. I have to Put him to sleep but he is sleeping from 10pm-8am with one nursing at 3am. But doesn't nap. Gets all red eyed and cranky but wants to stay up and party. Sigh.post #165 of 22710/19/13 at 2:45amCallie has decided she's a high end fashion accessory. She won't nap during the day unless she's worn. Ring sling, mei tai, woven wrap; WHATEVER . I have a feeling I could duct tape her on and she'd still snore half the day away. She usually won't nurse to sleep, gets all cranky and waily but often falls asleep before I'm done wrapping her. Now the trick is to get smooth and quick enough at back carries to have her pass out and still be able to reach stuff. Front carries are lovely but she's over 2 ft tall and over 15lbs, sporting 6-9 month clothes. When she's on my front, I definitely have T-Rex arms going on :-/post #166 of 22710/19/13 at 5:46ampost #167 of 22710/19/13 at 9:16ampost #168 of 22710/19/13 at 9:36amI have pink duct tape, I should give it a go, haha! Talldarkeyes, I feel the same as you. I hear about people putting their baby's to bed at 7 and hrs long naps...still dont get how thats possible!! Griffin refuses earlier bed time and i have been trying! I feel like a bad mom sometimes, he is all red eyed and people are like huh, he looks tired and I'm like, I KNOW!! Geesh. It's true though, take what I can get.post #169 of 22710/19/13 at 10:32ampost #170 of 22710/25/13 at 8:42amThread StarterFound a fascinating (and somewhat reassuring) series on sleep today as I rocked my inconsolable baby to sleep this morning. Worth a read: http://m.psychologytoday.com/blog/moral-landscapes/201302/normal-human-infant-sleep-feeding-method-and-developmentpost #171 of 22710/25/13 at 10:41am
I'm kind of sad about the fact that Fin doesn't seem to like sleeping in our bed. He is a stomach sleeper, and prefers to spread-eagle himself. We thought he was kind of a crappy sleeper up until a few weeks ago, when my husband took him into the nursery so I could get some sleep. He put him in his crib, and he happily put himself to sleep. Ugh! We have since moved our bed to the floor and moved the crib mattress next to it, and he is now sleeping 8 hours in a row, sprawled out happily. At least he's still near me, I guess. I'm a big snuggler, so I'm kinda bummed.post #172 of 22710/25/13 at 1:33pm
Resque, I'm thinking that's what we're going to be doing this weekend in terms of mattresses. We have a crib sidecarred to our bed, but Clover refuses to sleep in the crib part. She'll wiggle herself over to be right next to me if I try to scoot her over, yet she also wants to be spread-eagled. I am running out of room! I don't know why, but I feel like if the mattresses are on the floor, this problem will solve itself? Partly because I don't like to sleep on the crack between bed and crib; I just imagine breaking them both somehow? But on the floor I might be able to take some more space for myself and she'll be close enough to want to stay over on the crib side? I like snuggling, but I also like being able to move just a *little* in my sleep. I have been waking up stiff and sore from being sandwiched between a spread-out baby and a bony man, hahaha.
This is really my only complaint, though. C is an awesome sleeper when we get the timing of her cues right. I admit sometimes I miss them because she seems to want to go to bed around 7, which is right when my husband tends to get home (and when I want to eat dinner with him!). She'll sleep from 7 pm to 8 am. I am sure she wakes up for a while in the night, but I only wake up to latch her on to nurse, so I'm not sure for how long or when or how many times. Usually twice, I think?post #173 of 22710/25/13 at 11:14pmpost #174 of 22710/27/13 at 11:21am
We use a Snuza monitor, which goes off if your child stops breathing. We tried from Day 1 to get him to sleep on his back and he wasn't having it. It definitely freaks me out, but I figure we are doing every single other thing to prevent SIDS that they tell you to do, and monitoring his breathing, so...
Zeeohee, I hope it works for you! What you described is exactly what happened with us... He would scoot himself over right up against me, and wake up pissed! He wanted to be next to me, but wanted me to not be there, LOL. We couldn't side-car his crib because we have a platform bed, and there would be a gap, so it was to the floor for all of us. He doesn't scoot on his mattress. No idea why.post #175 of 22710/30/13 at 7:57amBTW I just thought I'd share my experience with Julia STTN and that it HAS affected my milk supply. Maybe because it was already fragile to begin with?
Julia sleeps 10-5 most night and then 6-9. Occasionally she'll sleep 10-8.
After two weeks of this, I noticed I was using more formula-- about 3oz a day more, and did a weightin to check that it wasn't in my paranoia only, and I am making less than I used to.
I decided to start pumping at 4 and 8. Doing it when I am most full actually allows me to get something from pumping, and I hope it helps my supply rebound.post #176 of 22711/1/13 at 3:18pmHm, that's interesting and really crappy that it as affected your supply, cynthiamoon. Griffin also sleeps from 10pm till 8am but I always wake him up at 3am or 4am to nurse. He would sleep right through but I was scared it would affect my milk so I wake him and he nurses again at 8am. If be interested to know if pumping will increase it. I have a pump but can't seem to get any in the damn thing, so haven't used it in a while. I just figure why pump out any milk he could just be drinking. What about waking Julia up to nurse? I know people say never wake them but I set my alarm and do. He nurses and goes right bal to sleep and then I'm not parinoid of losing my supply.post #177 of 22711/1/13 at 4:09pmpost #178 of 22711/2/13 at 11:01pmpost #179 of 22711/3/13 at 10:47am
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