OP, I could have written your initial post! We even avoid flushing the toilet around the 40 minute mark lol
After 2 visits to sleep school since October, and huge amount of time dedicated to teaching my 7 month old DS to self-settle I'm starting to see some improvement. DS has now one long sleep (2 sleep cycles) most days, and is having 2-3 hours uninterrupted sleep at night. A couple of times he has surprised me with a 4 hour stretch!!
I have just accepted the idea that sleeping isn't one of his strengths and that hopefully it will get better by his second birthday
Last edited by Starfish30; 09-01-2013 at 19:57.
Greenmama you poor thing. But well done om being such an amazing patient mama your DD is truly blessed having you.
To all the mums here, hope your LO will eventually (not too long) learn the art of sleeping better.
I think after reading these posts I must be even more thankful. Bub loves to sleep and he naps beautifully in the day. He sleeps well at night and wakes 2-3 times for feed, sometimes more if he escapes the swaddle. Yet DH keeps complaining that he doesn't sleep through at 2 months! He keeps comparing my baby with his colleague's children who all slept through at 6 weeks! The reality is rarely babies do that. I am going to show him this thread and he had better get it that his bubs not going to sleep through anytime soon!
This morning she slept for 80 minutes - she has never ever had a nap longer than 40 mins. I was running with a new jogging stroller and I don't know if that's what did it but I couldn't believe it. She has had a tiny bit of food the past 4 days so I don't know if this is making a difference. She has probably only ingested about an 1/8 of a teaspoon but who knows! Fingers crossed it continues down this path
Moosemousse!! I've not been on here for aaaaages. But my DD still doesn't sleep fabulously. I've sort of just accepted it now. We went to sleep school & I felt horrendous - it was totally against my parenting style - so we didn't follow the methods. TBH I thought we were going to educate me, not traumatise little lady!! Anyhoo. Now I tend to stay with her for the first cycle & help her move smoothly into cycle 2 - just my being near her keeps her asleep, she feels safe. We've sidecarred her cot so through the night she just feeds when she likes & I get a bit more sleep. And its beautiful for those early morning kisses she wakes her daddy with - so cute!!! I know eventually she won't need me so much so I try to relax & go with it. Hope you're managing to be a little calmer these days too.
Hey Bec! Good to hear from you! Sorry for the late reply. So how are thins with little missy, are you doing the vegan stuff?
Yeh the little monkey is sleeping better now. Actually we are in Singapore for another full month, so he's totally loving it here. I bought some blackout blinds and he's had only a couple of bad sleeps since then, probably teething or whatnot, who really knows what's going through their little minds!!
The other main thing is the room here is much quieter so he doesn't get interrupted sleeps. I sleep trained him myself and we still get bad days here and there but mostly good days so I'm seeing light at the end of the tunnel.
I found DS' terrible sleep really hard to cope with in the first 6 months but then I really seemed to get quite used to hourly wakings and became quite casual with his naps. It's been a roller coaster...sometimes it still is at 22 months! But now he generally wakes between 0 and 2 times a night, none of which bother me And will sleep for anywhere between 30mins and 3 hours during the day.
I haven't read all this thread but how do you go about getting help for a bub that constantly wakes through the night? I have tried going to the dr's, bringing it up with health nurse's. But no one seems to be taking me seriously and actually giving me any help.
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you could try a sleep school but the wait list is usually four to six weeks. You could definitely insist your doctor write you a referral to a sleep school.
I didn't choose the sleep school route because I didn't want to wait so long and also didn't like the idea of going away with the baby for a week and having him sleep in a foreign environment. So I hired an infant sleep consultant. She charged $200 for two hours but was money well spent. There are heaps of the sleep consultants so I had to ring a few and decide whose style I wanted to go for. I guess essentially they're all the same, just how well they explain things to you.
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