My 3mo has become increasingly squirmy at night. He always had his squirmier nights, but usually it was isolated to an hour or so, and not every night. Lately, ds has been squirmy every night, and over several hours. He sleep swaddled, so it becomes an overall body squirm...kind of like a butterfly trying to get out of his cocoon! I've tried having him sleep unswaddled, but that was worse - his arms AND legs were going going going. Anyhow, he's not really awake when he's squirmy (and he never cries), but he's clearly trying to get comfortable or something. He calms down when I pat him on the back, but as soon after I stop he starts squirming again.
The squirminess usually follows nursing, which makes me think that it's gas? Needing to burp? I don't know what to do if it's gas, but I have tried burping him to no avail; I can never get him to burp over my shoulder when he's asleep, and I'm afraid if I burp him in the sitting position he'll wake up.
Any advice, please please please???
~ Meredith, mom to dd(Jan '02), ds1(May '04) and ds2 (June '07) ~ :