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Baby sleep habits. - Page 11post #201 of 29711/18/13 at 5:16amHey, Tenk, a sleeping baby is a sleeping baby. I don't argue with results lol. Btw 99% of Callie's naps and a couple of hours of her night time sleep happen in a carrier of some sort each day. My 2.5 year old has stopped napping so I don't have a chance to nurse to sleep in bed until night time. Oh wellpost #202 of 29711/18/13 at 7:01ampost #203 of 29711/18/13 at 10:47ampost #204 of 29711/19/13 at 10:22ampost #205 of 29711/19/13 at 12:06pmpost #206 of 29711/19/13 at 8:03pmMason does the same thing! The kid won't sleep without being swaddled! It got me super worried because the other night he wiggled himself out at the feet part but then the velcro part wiggled up over his face.... I was so scared! I am thankful we don't cry it out because he could have suffocated!post #207 of 29711/19/13 at 8:18pmpost #208 of 29711/20/13 at 4:04amI sort of semi swaddle Callie if I transfer her from my back to a surface while sleeping. If I lay her down free , she notices that she's not snug on my back anymore so I use the wrap to mimic that snugness. I'm constantly around her when I do this because I do get paranoid about all that fabric.post #209 of 29711/20/13 at 5:48amMy eldest was swaddled past 7 months. The other two stopped around six. Once they had control of their limbs, the swaddle didn't have to be as intense to keep them in. They just liked the feeling of being wrapped up.
We use the aiden and anais swaddle blankets. They're huge! I could probably swaddle myself in one.post #210 of 29711/20/13 at 6:59amThread Starterpost #211 of 29711/20/13 at 7:46amQuote:Originally Posted by InLove2009
Mason does the same thing! The kid won't sleep without being swaddled! It got me super worried because the other night he wiggled himself out at the feet part but then the velcro part wiggled up over his face.... I was so scared! I am thankful we don't cry it out because he could have suffocated!
have you tried the swaddleme blankets by summer infant? That's what we use, and it's a pocket at the bottom
Elliott is a little bit too big for the small/medium ones, but a smidge too small for the large ones yet. Last night he got an arm out though, and we didn't have to save him! he slept for 4-5 hours with his arm outpost #212 of 29711/20/13 at 7:09pmI jus wish I could figure out how to get Griffin to sleep without being rocked in the rocket or napping on car rides. The last week or so, he seems to need a nap around noon or one and around 6pm. But he needs to get rocked and sleep in his chair or in the carseat. Do babies grow out of needing to be rocked to sleep? I should try wearing him to sleep for naps, maybe then I can set him down without him waking up and not needing to be rocked in his rocker in the middle of the kitchen! I just feel when he falls asleep there, we are doing stuff around him..how can he be sleeping peacefully?!post #213 of 29711/20/13 at 7:57pm
Actiasluna, I don't have any suggestions about how to help Griffin to sleep, but I just wanted to chime in about the sleeping while stuff is going on - my friend made a similar comment, that babies should sleep in a quiet environment so they're not stressed. But I had been making an effort not to keep the house silent during Oliver's naps (which don't really have any rhyme or reason; every week he seems to have different preferences) so that he didn't get used to it. I figured I didn't want to always have to walk on eggshells while he was sleeping, but I hadn't thought of it the other way. Anyway, he does sleep through lots of noises, so maybe it just doesn't matter to them that much? Or maybe they prefer the ambient noises because they know people are close by? Who knows with babies.post #214 of 29711/20/13 at 11:32pmWell, exactly. Pfff! Griffin can sleep through me making supper and clanging around the dishes while he is sleeping in his rocker in the middle of the kitchen floor! The thing I am also wondering; people who's babies have like, 2 big naps a day keep telling me, oh it'll come..I'm like WHEN?! Griffin still has 20min naps here and 30min naps there but as far as concrete napping..forget about it. For you moms with more than one baby, does it change as they get older? Or maybe some kids just don't nap much. I don't know. The nap thing is really evasive. I just got a wrap and wrapped him up and he got sleepy right away though..so I might try that for naps. Wrap naps. We'll see.post #215 of 29711/21/13 at 5:13amWrap naps are longest here. Babies have short sleep cycles and if Callie starts to stir, I drop what I'm doing and walk and bounce for a minute. Then she passes out again. If I put her down, then at the end of the cycle she's up for good, resulting in 20-30 minute catnaps. I learned a back carry with my wrap and that's where she naps unless she conks on my lap while nursing. I remember sleep becoming more predictable around 6 or 8 months of age with my first.post #216 of 29711/21/13 at 5:57am
I'm glad to hear it'll get more predictable, skycheattraffic! it's all catnaps, all the time, here. even wrapped up. Oliver will go back to sleep for a total of two hours or so... if I stay next to him in bed! as often as I wake at night to feed him lately, though, I don't need a two hour nap every day.post #217 of 29711/21/13 at 7:32amIt does change when they get older. The when changes with each baby though. My oldest didn't start long naps until 18 months. My middle two around 6-8 months. Ruby has from the beginning but I didn't leave her a choice in the matter!
Try not to stress about what environment they sleep in! They'll get used to whatever environment they grow up in. With my first, we kept everything quiet while she slept. . My third was the opposite (her siblings were never quiet while she was sleeping. Lol). Both of them are great sleepers now! It takes time for them to figure the sleeping thing out. Of rocking/ nursing/ wearing them works, go with it!post #218 of 29711/21/13 at 11:06ampost #219 of 29711/21/13 at 11:56am
I've gone back and forth on "quiet during naps" and "keep it the same so you don't have to tiptoe" and settled on keep it the same. For months…until Julia decided to suddenly become a light sleeper anyway! She wakes up with the creaks of the floorboards for god's sake!! We ended up moving the swing into another room so I can still cook and clean, etc. while she sleeps.
She still needs motion during the day, but not at night. No idea why.
She is starting to consolidate naps (almost 4mo) but not predictably. So some days it's still 5 cat-naps, and other days it's two long naps. I LOOOOVE when she takes a nap from 4:30-7pm… I just wish it was more than once a week! And it's only in the swing.
Like sky cheat's baby, carrier naps seem to be the deepest sleep besides the swing, but I can't do ANYTHING since she decided to become a light sleeper. Even my keyboard clicking can wake her up. And she howls.post #220 of 29711/21/13 at 12:18pm
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