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About 2 months ago, we did CC on my DD and it went well, and has been going really great since.
But the past week and a half its just a no go. She wont go down when we put her down, she just cries and cries and cries, and its really frustrating!
I understand she *may* be going through a wonder week, she is trying to crawl so is reaching a milestone. Im not sure if she is teething as well, but panadol doesnt seem to do much for her so i doubt she is teething.
Her sleeping is all over the place, will sleep once during the day, and then eventually go down at night time at about 9pm, or even 10pm some nights.
I dont know if its a wonder week, or I dont know if i need to teach her again. When she does go to sleep she goes down without a fight, but its hard to achieve that :( so she still knows how, i guess maybe its a matter of wanting to go to sleep thats the issue or something.
I just cant do this any longer. I need time to myself and im just not getting it at the moment.
Some one please help!
I understand where you are coming from, i had the same issues with my ds. i found the answer was in giving him a little extra 'up or play time' .
as he got older he could stay up longer but i had a routine set in my mind and it took me a few days (almost a week) to figure out that trying the extra time up wouldn't ruin the entire routine and just might be the answer.
It's important to keep the cc routine and her general routine that you've been doing going because you know it works for you. remember that while bubby can be up a little longer it also means she knows a little better on how to push your buttons so maybe add a minute or 2 to the cc, that did the trick with my little man.
good luck, i hope this helps and you get some rest soon.
Thanks for your reply. I guess ill try stick it out for a bit longer, but still keep trying with my routine so as to keep dd in her routine as best i can.
how old is she?
Maybe she's transitioning from 2 to 1 day sleeps.
And I hate to be the downer.... but as much as you like 'time to yourself' they ALL stop day sleeps sooner or later... :sleeping:.
Bummer hey. :(
She is 8.5mths. I believe at this age they generally drop fomr 3 sleeps to 2 sleeps, if they havent already. If anything I think that that is what is also happening as well as the fussiness.
And I hate to be the downer.... but as much as you like 'time to yourself' they ALL stop day sleeps sooner or later
Indeed, but im sure they arent so demanding and fussy and over tired and whingy and the rest when they do so. Its not the fact she isnt sleeping, its the fact I cant sit down and rest my feet, i cant go to the toilet without her screaming her lungs out, i cant just sit down and have a quiet play with her. She wants me to carry her around all day and show her new things every 5 mins or so, my back aches, my legs ache, my arms feel as if they are going to drop off. She is just so over tired that she just isnt happy any other time, therefore I cant do simple every day things.
Have you tried Brauer's Calm?? I find that helps mine when they're fussy.
I also have a bubs who doesn't sleep properly, gets overtired, whingy and fussy. So I feel your frustration :dizzy:.
I find that sometimes the only thing that settles him is to go for a walk in the Ergo/Sling.
That way it saves my back, keeps my arms free and settles him down. Then generally I can take off the Ergo and lie him on the bed without waking him.
Have you tried a sling or carrier? It might just give you the break you need.
Sometimes the only way I can get him to sleep is to carry him until he falls asleep and then transfer him.
I spose it's worth a shot.
He's crying at me in the swing now... and is way overtired. So I'm just about to sling him. I guarantee he'll be out cold in 5 mins. :yes:
My DD who is now 16 months is a fantastic sleeper, I just stick her in her cot and she goes to sleep but it was not always like this!! I did CC at 7 months and it took 5 months to get her to go to sleep by herself! For me CC only worked to get her sleeping through the night.
I breastfed her to sleep, went for a walk, went for a drive and even resorted to lying next to her and letting her sleep in my bed for her day time naps.
Then all of a sudden once she was one she completely changed. So hang in there, just do what works. I am a big believer in CC but it may take a while to get it all happening.
Are you doing a Sleep Feed Play routine and looking for tired signs? If so, your routine won't be set by the clock specifically, more based on feeding every 3-4 hours, play until showing tired signs, then sleep until next feed using cc to learn to self settle/go to sleep. By controlled crying (controlled comforting) I mean - you return to comfort/reassure every few minutes until they go to sleep as opposed to 'cry it out' method. As the other ladies said maybe she is transitioning to more up time and down to 2 sleeps a day instead of 3 for example. It's just a thought - as long as the pattern (feed, play, sleep) is the same you are still maintaining the routine.
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