Bubs been down since 10pm and its already been half an hour so better get some shut eye myself...fingers crosses tonight is a restful one.. Oh and me and DH are pretty much sold that Orlando is lactose intolerant will ask paediatrician about it when we see him next week
Night night x
HI Crafty, My little boy had terrible nappy rash. I tried heaps of creams. The one that worked best for us was sudocrem.
I have heard sudocream is really good....
So how do all you ladies get bub to sleep...as in right now I'm feeding ivy...50% of the time she will fall asleep on boob... Other 50% I end up holding/ rocking her. She is almost 3 weeks old am I doing the right thing? I always swaddle her,..at night I try not to un swaddle when feeding.
Also how long does it take you all to feed? I'm average 30 mins, sometimes 15, sometimes 45 is that still normal for this age?
I use nappy mate - only from some chemists - for nappy rash.
I also changed DH into cloth nappies when he was 4 months as he got it soooo bad! It cleared up in 2 days!
Nic - sounds exactly like us!
I always try and keep a 'routine' with every feed/sleep
it doesn't work all the time, but things like swaddling the same way and popping them into bed is a routine. I just try and keep it all similar.
Nic i learnt from my SIL not to get into a habit of rocking to sleep etc every time. SIL learnt the hard way and ended up at sleep school.
The idea is to put them in their cot awake or drowsy so they learn to resettle themselves. Otherwise they don't know how to fall asleep without you rocking them etc.
Once I have fed Ella I wrap her and pop her into her bassinet, if she is wide awake sometimes I rhythmically tap/pat her until she is drowsy. Ella is quite easy to settle so I haven't any idea if this would work with any other bubs. I'm not even sure it's the right thing to do, but it's working for me.
I've been told re. feeding at night to leave the lights low, don't make eye contact or talk in a playful manner to keep them sleepy. Trick is to teach them night is for sleeping not playing.
It usually takes me roughly 10-20mins a side to breast feed. Have been told it depends on the baby, they can get enough sometimes in five mins. Not so sure about that. It's so annoying when they fall asleep and they haven't finished!
Last edited by kmvw; 22-03-2013 at 22:06.
Yes at night I find it easier, I just feed, swaddle and pop her in bassinet, she is normally almost asleep or asleep from the feed and i keep it dark with no eye contact etc, I think tomorrow ill try and pop her in her bassinet awake after swaddling her and see if she self settles, might get my mum to help me, after me she said she taught the other 4 kids early on how to self settle....as I was such a pain!!
I suppose it's hard for me to imagine at the moment her falling asleep by herself but I'm sure she can...
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