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post #181 of 315
So Noor has become quite social and decided that there are too many things to see and do during the day that are better than eating. Consequently, she has woken up every 2 hours to eat the last 2-3 nights. At first it was every three hours but last night it was a good 1 1/2 - 2 hour stretches, and eating a huge amount (for her) each time. I'm dying here!
post #182 of 315
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We had that last night (last day with grandma and grandpa, airport and airplanes). I'm dying too. I already have the creeping crud and that made things even rougher.
post #183 of 315

Apparently that's super common around 3-4 months. Elliott did the same thing for a while, then figured out he like sleeping more than he liked eating at night, so he eats waaay more during the day now (freaked me out at first!)

post #184 of 315
Btw, I noticed that once Julia committed to sleeping at night, she began eating a lot more in the evening-- Every hour from 6-9.

I wonder if offering food to Noor more often at night, in a separate quiet room in the evenings would help her fill up before bed?

I noticed Julia is also more distractable during the day. It's really making NIP impossible. I have been hunkering down in the car lately.
post #185 of 315
At night Camden will not go to sleep unless we are in bed nursing with dim lights. I've tried getting pj's on and nursing in the living room during family game night and he just will not have it.
post #186 of 315
@cynthiamoon I will try feeding her more in the late afternoon and first evening wake up. She's been going to sleep between 5-6, then waking between 9-10. I'm cool with that if she'll then go til at least 2 or 3.
I also got another batch of donor milk that I started today, I'm curious if that will make a difference as the last few days have been back to 100% formula after a period of half donor bm.
post #187 of 315
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@cynthiamoon I will try feeding her more in the late afternoon and first evening wake up. She's been going to sleep between 5-6, then waking between 9-10. I'm cool with that if she'll then go til at least 2 or 3.
I also got another batch of donor milk that I started today, I'm curious if that will make a difference as the last few days have been back to 100% formula after a period of half donor bm.
Interesting. I've read that breastmilk has some hormonal stuff that helps sleep, but I've also heard that formula can help sleep go longer because it is slower to digest.
post #188 of 315
Griffin is the same; waking twice at night and eating tons. He has always clustered during the day and that's not changing. Also very distracted nursing in public. Must be a four month thing.
post #189 of 315

It never made a difference with Elliott, he slept the same whether he got 100% booby juice or 100% formula. 
Elliott has decided the world is too exciting to sleep during the day! the past three days he's taken two 1hr naps and then crashed around 430, woken up around 930, eaten like his legs are hollow and crashed again

post #190 of 315
Ruby is my only baby to not cluster feed in the evening. It's an odd feeling, not being tied down after supper.
post #191 of 315
Cribs-talk to me about what you have and if you like it. Anyone skip it and do a floor bed or something else? We're getting ready to move Noor to her own room but we didn't set up a nursery before she was born and now I'm a bit overwhelmed with the options. Thx!
post #192 of 315
Floor bed all the way here. We had DD1's crib and it totally failed after a few weeks. Callie is like tax debt: nontransferrable lol. We bought her double bed but for now we just have the mattress on the floor. I didn't do this with DD1 until 18 months but I could move her much more easily.
post #193 of 315

we have an ikea crib and mattress. I love it. It goes down, and (apparently) can be made into a todller bed, although we'll probably just move to a floor bed once he's big enough and keep the crib for kiddo number 2

post #194 of 315
I am debating the same, but we aren't moving her for a few months. It's just on my mind. I think I am going to skip crib and go straight to a floor twin bed. I just like the idea of being able to continue side lying nursing and cuddling, and if it's on the floor, I don't have to worry about railing or other such contraptions.
post #195 of 315

Our room looks ridiculous. DH has his queen mattress on the floor, DS has his, and I roll between the two all night long. :) Fin wakes up instantly if anyone moves, so I nurse him in "his" bed, then roll back to the other mattress. It works out really well, actually. We call it MegaBed.

post #196 of 315
We've done floor beds with 1 of mine and will with ruby as well. I love everything about the floor bed. It eliminates the drama of trying to transition them out of the crib. I love that I can still lie down and cuddle or nurse them to sleep and don't have to move them once they're asleep.
post #197 of 315
When you say floor bed do you literally mean just a mattress on the floor? Or is it on a platform of some sort?
post #198 of 315

Just a mattress on the floor. I think the idea is that it's as close to the floor as possible so that falling is not a worry. I think the main downside is that whatever room this is in has to be 100% baby proofed because soon, the kiddo will be able to just get out on her own, unlike a crib, which keeps them contained for a time. 

post #199 of 315
Griffin slept in a bassinet until he was about 2
Months and then moved him to the bassinet of a Graco playpen, which I really like. It's right beside our bed and a nice size. We don't co- sleep ( except to fall asleep and nurse etc) but he sleeps well in his bed. When he starts doing the crawling thing, we will transfer to a crib.
post #200 of 315
I'm sure you all will think I'm completely insane BUT at 5 months old Camden still sleeps swaddled up and in the bouncey chair/swing combo. His reflux is AWFUL even without dairy in my diet and keeping him at an angle is the only way to keep food down while sleeping ): not sure how we'll ever break this habit. Oh well (:
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