+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    896
    Thanks
    122
    Thanked
    53
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Almost 2 month old - please share you night time routines

    I'd love to hear what your night time routine is.. I'm having lots of trouble with my almost 2 month old. She fights sleep SO much. Even when I try and put her down as soon as I see a tired sign.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Victoria
    Posts
    1,868
    Thanks
    3,216
    Thanked
    1,513
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Almost 2 month old - please share you night time routines

    You poor love, we went through lots of challenges at that age, we had our first visit to sleep school around then too!

    I used to:

    - swaddle (used a "wrap me up" sleeping bag)
    - dummy
    - a bit of shushing but then straight out of the room when DD calmed down, to give her a chance to fall asleep on her own)
    - re-settling until she crashed, sometimes had to go back into her room multiple times (10 or more) to ensure she calmed down and went to sleep

    We didn't have a routine at that age, but as a rough guide I used to keep her up for no longer than 90 mins then give her another sleep if possible, feeding every approx 3-4 hours, then bedtime between 7-9 pm depending on her last nap of the day.

    Hang in there, it doesn't last that long. We are celebrating DDs first b'day tomorrow. Don't know where that time went!?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    1,334
    Thanks
    513
    Thanked
    289
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Almost 2 month old - please share you night time routines

    I feed to sleep. My DD is 9 weeks old and has decided that she likes sleeping through the night about a week or so ago. I don't force anything on her so am very happy with this arrangement! She still stirs for feeds but we co sleep with her either in the bassinet beside my bed or bed share so I get her on the boob before she wakes too much and she generally never needs a nappy change at night now. Once she falls asleep and unlatches I transition her to bed. But the downside is she basically only catnaps during the day.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Sarelou For This Useful Post:

    Bubbles10  (24-11-2012)

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    896
    Thanks
    122
    Thanked
    53
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Almost 2 month old - please share you night time routines

    My dd always fights, kicks and waves hers hands around crazy and gets out of her wrap. She really works herself up

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    896
    Thanks
    122
    Thanked
    53
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Almost 2 month old - please share you night time routines

    HopefulK - how did you find sleep school? Is it worth it?

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Queensland
    Posts
    896
    Thanks
    122
    Thanked
    53
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Almost 2 month old - please share you night time routines

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarelou View Post
    I feed to sleep. My DD is 9 weeks old and has decided that she likes sleeping through the night about a week or so ago. I don't force anything on her so am very happy with this arrangement! She still stirs for feeds but we co sleep with her either in the bassinet beside my bed or bed share so I get her on the boob before she wakes too much and she generally never needs a nappy change at night now. Once she falls asleep and unlatches I transition her to bed. But the downside is she basically only catnaps during the day.
    I also have to feed her to sleep in my bed but that still can take ages to settle her. Some days I'm lucky and she drifts off but other times she just kicks and waves her arms around out of her wrap.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    1,334
    Thanks
    513
    Thanked
    289
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Almost 2 month old - please share you night time routines

    My DD hates being wrapped, I gave up on that a while ago! As we sometimes bed share (well 90% of the time lol) it's safer anyway. Is she just not ready to sleep? How long since previous sleep?

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Victoria
    Posts
    1,868
    Thanks
    3,216
    Thanked
    1,513
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Almost 2 month old - please share you night time routines

    Yes sleep school did help both of us, I went to a private one but I've heard the public ones are all pretty much the same. Put yourself on a wait list now though as they can be rather popular! (goes to show you're not alone!)

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    5,005
    Thanks
    1,052
    Thanked
    3,524
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Almost 2 month old - please share you night time routines

    Have you tried sleepy wings? Inescapable!

  11. #10
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    1,334
    Thanks
    513
    Thanked
    289
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Almost 2 month old - please share you night time routines

    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Have you tried sleepy wings? Inescapable!
    I've got an ergo cocoon which my DD cannot get out of, which sends her crazy! So I figured why bother?


 

Similar Threads

  1. Routines for 5 month olds
    By Mum2Ruairi in forum Babies (3 - 6 months)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-10-2012, 18:47
  2. Day time naps affecting night time sleep with 14mo
    By Big Jilm in forum General Sleeping & Settling Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-09-2012, 13:23
  3. 14 month old screaming all night every night
    By goldencrumble in forum General Sleeping & Settling Chat
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 29-05-2012, 14:15

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
Babybee Prams
Save $50 in our pre-Christmas sale! All Comet's now only $500. Our bassinet & stroller set includes free shipping AUS wide, $75 free accessories, 18-months warranty & a 9 month free return policy. Check out our new designer range today!
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
Baby Sensory
Baby Sensory is the only baby programme that offers a complete approach to learning & development. Our classes offer an exciting world full of fun sensory experiences for parents and babies to enjoy.
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!