+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked
    19
    Reviews
    0

    Default Up down Up down at bedtime......

    Let me start off by saying that I love my DD more than anything in the world. I will also add that I know that there are parents out there who have lovely LO that sleep alot less than DD... however.... almost every night since she was 3.5months she goes down to sleep between 6 & 7 and she is up and down every half hour to an hour until 9 ish sometimes later, when she goes down for the night with only 1 or 2 wake ups (this I am completely happy with). DH and I try to pay attention to whether she might be too hot or too cold, hungry or overstuffed but still no idea how to fix it... tonight I give up ideas??

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,871
    Thanks
    150
    Thanked
    45
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Honestly, I would just let her be. Sounds like she is just lapping up more attention from you. Don't rush to her every time she makes a noise. The longer you leave her each time the less she will do it.

    You need to be consistent. The more you go to her the more she will expect it. The first times you stop going to her she will get upset, but she will get over it & learn that once you put her down for the night, that is it. Time to sleep.

    Good luck - sleep issues are tough.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked
    19
    Reviews
    0
    Bump for morning viewers! Finally got her down nearly 4 hours after first attempt last night!

    Sent from my LT15i using BubHub

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    2,491
    Thanks
    3,580
    Thanked
    838
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    It sounds pretty normal to me. I would just go with the flow, and know that it won't last forever.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked
    19
    Reviews
    0
    Ok, I will apologise in advance for this whinge.... but I can't keep doing this every night, I don't have the energy or the patience! We have a set routine that we follow 6 nights out of 7, I do my best to make sure she isn't hungry and warm/cool enough. We are however trying to transition from feeding to sleep to self settle (albeit with a dummy) could this be it? We have only been doing this for a week and granted her up down bedtime has gotten slightly worse but overall it has been like this for nearly 3 months... doing my head in!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    547
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    268
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Ellies Mum View Post
    Ok, I will apologise in advance for this whinge.... but I can't keep doing this every night, I don't have the energy or the patience! We have a set routine that we follow 6 nights out of 7, I do my best to make sure she isn't hungry and warm/cool enough. We are however trying to transition from feeding to sleep to self settle (albeit with a dummy) could this be it? We have only been doing this for a week and granted her up down bedtime has gotten slightly worse but overall it has been like this for nearly 3 months... doing my head in!
    How old is she now??? Sorry have got a bit confused with the timeline!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked
    19
    Reviews
    0
    6 months Smartiecat

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    8,168
    Thanks
    754
    Thanked
    765
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    213
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    29
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Ellies Mum View Post
    Ok, I will apologise in advance for this whinge.... but I can't keep doing this every night, I don't have the energy or the patience! We have a set routine that we follow 6 nights out of 7, I do my best to make sure she isn't hungry and warm/cool enough. We are however trying to transition from feeding to sleep to self settle (albeit with a dummy) could this be it? We have only been doing this for a week and granted her up down bedtime has gotten slightly worse but overall it has been like this for nearly 3 months... doing my head in!
    In the last two days I have gotten rid of the dummy from my 5 month old and she is sleeping incredibly well. I really do think the dummy was causing the issues.
    I went cold turkey with the dummy, went in every 5 minutes to reassure her, gave her a cuddle to calm her and it only took 15 minutes of complaining from her.
    It's important to check bub isn't hungry before you embark on getting rid of the dummy. Be strong and consistent. Day sleeps have also improved out of sight since the dummy disappeared.
    Good luck!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    8,168
    Thanks
    754
    Thanked
    765
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Ellies Mum View Post
    6 months Smartiecat
    Oh I thought she was a toddler. What is her day sleeps like? I think you may need to move her bedtime later


 

Similar Threads

  1. Bedtime??
    By Blue&Pink in forum General Sleeping & Settling Chat
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 14-03-2012, 07:20
  2. when is to old for a bedtime ?
    By Threadkiller in forum Parents with older kids
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 02-03-2012, 17:57
  3. kids bedtime NYE
    By Zombie_eyes in forum Seasonal
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 31-12-2011, 11:14

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Xmas with a NEW Fridge-to-go Lunch Bag! Fridge-To-Go Australasia
Fridge-to-go 8 hour cooler bags are ideal under the Christmas tree! Now in modern lunch bag designs - fill them with toys and chocolate to make parents and kids happy! Stay super cool and eat healthy and fresh food all summer long!
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
The Fix Program Sydney CBD and Broadway
Pregnancy and women's health physio, pregnancy and new mum Pilates classes taught by our physios for you and bub. Pregnancy back and pelvic pain. Also, we treat postnatal and women of all ages. Incontinence, prolapse, sexual and pelvic pain.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!