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    Well, we have had a fairly bad day with lots of crying and misery - DD had immunizations yesterday so I think she was feeling very uncomfortable.

    We did have some naps but again she seemed to snap awake at 30-40 minutes into her nap, and can't seem to be resettled. She seems tired when she wakes up so rather than being done with her sleep I think she is struggling to get through a sleep cycle.

    We have also started a bedtime routine tonight - play, bath, massage, book, feed, bed. Which worked a treat.

    Thanks for all of the tips everyone!

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    I'm sorry to bump this everyone but I am at my wits end with this sleep business still!!

    DD is almost 10 weeks now and still really inconsistent with her sleeps. It takes forever to settle her - the other day it took 2 1/2 hours to settle her and ended with her in a sling on me, on the side of the road, with me jumping up and down and singing! The neighbours thought I was mad but it was all that would work. And then, after 2 1/2 hours of settling, she slept for half an hour! GRR!

    I've tried everything I can think of. I've tried settling her earlier so she's not overtired, and later so that she is tired enough.

    Now she's waking more at night too. She used to sleep about 8pm-1am, and then wake at 1am and 4am for a feed before getting up around 7 or 8am. Now she is also waking at 11pm and now not going back to sleep at 4am, but being up and ready to start the day.

    I'm losing my mind! Someone please help - does anyone have any advice?

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    Have you called Tesillian or Karitane? Seriously give them a try, they deal with sleep problems all day every day. I wish I could help you but it's so hard to do it in writing!!

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    if my dd slept more than 40min catnaps durin the day, she didnt sleep at night either.
    so i just ignored daysleeps completely (shed fall asleep on the boob, in the sling so i left her there) and settled for decent night sleep.

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    Hi MamaNurture - I totally feel for you. I had an unsettled bub who wouldn't sleep in a cot for day sleeps until 6/7 mo. It used to drive me nuts as you feel like you get no time to yourself. We also had awful nights and I look back and am amazed how I even functioned! Like others have said, I would seriously consider giving Tresilian or similar a call - don't leave it too late. I left seeking help until DS was 11mo and really wish I'd done something sooner as the methods used weren't as easy as what they would've been for, say, a 6mo. DS did eventually sleep in his cot for day sleeps and I felt like a new woman! However, these days he will only sleep in the car during the day (he's 2 yo now) but I figure he won't be having day sleeps forever so it doesn't matter too much. Little bubs are such a total moving target - just when you think you've got something sorted, another prob often crops up but I remember always thinking 'give it a week and see how it's going' and often the prob will have fixed itself or at least improved and there's another issue to think about!! But in all seriousness, have a think about seeking help now rather than leaving it too long.

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    Not sure if u may have already tried something like this but we found the wrap me up worked wonders. My DD is 8 weeks and we also have issues with catnapping during the day and I have found she now sleeps longer with the wrap me up. I was useless at wrapping and she likes to have her hands free to suck on etc which she is able to now also without scratching her face off! It has also helped immensely with her night sleeps and only wakes once at 3am for a feed.
    We still have out moments during the day which I am in there resettling every 5 mins. Does she fall asleep in the pram? I have also found if I take her for a walk for her morning sleep as she will sleep in the pram it helps her sleep better at the afternoon sleep.
    I hope this helps any and u can find a solution soon. Best of luck.

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    Thanks for your tips everyone. I guess at the moment we just have to roll with it! My sister just came back from tresillian and got a lot out of it. I'm in Brisbane and I have a feeling that the service up here isn't as good....

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    MamaNurture my friend has been helped by this lady and swears by her, I haven't used her services yet but as I'm still rocking and patting to sleep I don't think it will be too long before I'm giving her a call too.
    http://www.healthybaby.com.au/

    HTH
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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaNurture View Post
    Thanks for your tips everyone. I guess at the moment we just have to roll with it! My sister just came back from tresillian and got a lot out of it. I'm in Brisbane and I have a feeling that the service up here isn't as good....
    You can get a referal from your gp or child nurse to ellen barron center. I've got a referral but haven't decided to go or cancel as I can't stand bub crying. Good luck!

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    I have friends who swear by the Wrap Me Up for getting them through to a second sleep cycle.

    I hope your bub starts sleeping better soon.


 

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