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    The third nap is always in my arms too! I've let her miss it before not out of choice and then bed time is a disaster and she doesn't feed well either. That's why I'm rocking her to sleep for it at the moment. If she could extend her other two sleeps, she would be able to get by. I would like her to be able to drop it though.

    You're right Rose&Aurelia, once she starts moving about she will get more tired and sleep longer. She is allowed to have her brace off in the day time now, so she has been rolling around everywhere.

    She must have read my initial post though, because she has been up so much in the night since I wrote it!!!!

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    JlovesI, while I laughed at your comment about your DD reading your initial post, I am sorry her night sleep has suddenly gone terrible. Is it better last night??

    My situation is actually quite opposite from yours. My almost 5 months DS2 is a great day napper but nights are a bit all over the place. He sleeps at least 14-15 hours in 24 hours which is cool but I wish his night sleeps are better.

    I think babies are just unpredictable and change as they go. Some sleep through in the beginning only to be waking up a lot down the road, some are the opposite. Some are consistently good and some are consistently poor sleepers.

    I know I am of not much help but if you are interested, I find this site quite useful,

    http://www.troublesometots.com/your-...the-short-nap/

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    Good luck. My dd2 waa only having one feed overnight snd last night demanded 4!!!!

    When you just get it organized.... The little munchkin decides to play tricks on you.

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    Hi!

    My DD1 had exactly the same sleeping pattern as described in your OP. I went to Masada, it didn't help and was an awful experience for us both.

    When she dropped to one nap a day at about 10 months she started sleeping longer and now at 2 sleeps for up to 3 hours.

    We were also in a DB bar and found it made no difference when it came off. In fact her sleeping got worse for a while and we had to wean her off the brace as she was so used to sleeping with it!!

    Good luck with whatever you choose!

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    Some babies just don't do sleep, my DD was the same and I always felt that no one got how hard it was. She was permanently attached to my boob for the first 3-4 months (the average feed taking 4 hours) and a day sleep would usually last 20 minutes and it had to be in my arms otherwise she would wake up immediately. She didn't do swings, baby gyms, bouncinettes or any of that stuff. It was Mummy's arms or tears. Then I would come on here and read a post about someone complaining that their baby took an hour to feed and they wanted to be fed every 2 hours or their baby had started waking up at 5am or only had 2 x 1hour sleeps and want to cry. It was really tough and I had to take a big step back from here for a long time.

    The truth is that some babies are more wakeful than others. Both of my babies were catnappers and they both grew out of it. I gave up fighting it with DS and by DD I knew better than to even try. (At least DS's cat naps lasted for 40 minutes!!)

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    Thanks for the positive words ladies, I really need all the positivity I can get right now! I know it is probably just another phase, but I have a totally different baby now that wakes at least twice in the night and won't sleep anywhere but my arms in the day! I understand others have it much worse off, but when your in the midst of it, it's hard to see past much else!! I blame myself, because I've been so tired and have fallen asleep next to her while feeding in the night the last few nights. Now she expects it all the time. Does anyone read in to the wonder weeks? Is it science?? She's in a fussy phase right now!! Hope that's it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricebubblez View Post
    Hi!

    My DD1 had exactly the same sleeping pattern as described in your OP. I went to Masada, it didn't help and was an awful experience for us both.

    When she dropped to one nap a day at about 10 months she started sleeping longer and now at 2 sleeps for up to 3 hours.

    We were also in a DB bar and found it made no difference when it came off. In fact her sleeping got worse for a while and we had to wean her off the brace as she was so used to sleeping with it!!

    Good luck with whatever you choose!
    Sorry to hear Masada wasn't for you! I've heard extremes of good and bad things. I can only try it for myself I think. But you're right having the bar off makes nap time so much harder!! All she is doing is trying to sit up and roll over!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom2TwoDSs View Post
    JlovesI, while I laughed at your comment about your DD reading your initial post, I am sorry her night sleep has suddenly gone terrible. Is it better last night??

    My situation is actually quite opposite from yours. My almost 5 months DS2 is a great day napper but nights are a bit all over the place. He sleeps at least 14-15 hours in 24 hours which is cool but I wish his night sleeps are better.

    I think babies are just unpredictable and change as they go. Some sleep through in the beginning only to be waking up a lot down the road, some are the opposite. Some are consistently good and some are consistently poor sleepers.

    I know I am of not much help but if you are interested, I find this site quite useful,

    http://www.troublesometots.com/your-...the-short-nap/
    Thanks! I totally agree with you there! Though I still think I have myself to blame for the recent settling issues...it's probably me that needs to be consitant with her!

    i hope your DS starts sleeping better for you overnight! It must be tough having be energetic for the other one when you're tired!!

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    I went to Masada just recently with my son (4 months). He is/was a chronic day time catnapper. He's always been a great sleeper at night. I found Masada really helpful. I think anyone assuming its a quick fix might be in for a surprise. It's all about being consistent. Not sure if you still needed advice regarding Masada as this post is a bit old now. Happy to elaborate if needed
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    Quote Originally Posted by redmozzy View Post
    I went to Masada just recently with my son (4 months). He is/was a chronic day time catnapper. He's always been a great sleeper at night. I found Masada really helpful. I think anyone assuming its a quick fix might be in for a surprise. It's all about being consistent. Not sure if you still needed advice regarding Masada as this post is a bit old now. Happy to elaborate if needed
    Hi Redmozzy!
    Thanks for your reply! I have actually just come back from Masada myself and love love loved it! They were so helpful there and I have been so 'together' since I got back. The settling strategies and routine have made me feel so confident and my baby is a million times happier and actually sleeping! I agree it is definitely not a quick fix and it will still take weeks for my LO to stop waking between cycles (she does and can have longer sleep now), but I feel awesome knowing I can resettle her. I am so glad I didn't wait it out and hope she grows out of it and if I had of known better I would have taken her earlier!!


 

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