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    Default Witching Hour

    So when is witching hour in your house and how long does it go for? My 5 week old DD seems to go through her fussy, unsettled phase anywhere between 3 and 11 pm and sometimes for that whole time. She has been like this since she was 2 weeks old. It doesn't bother me but I am just curious as to how it is for others.

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    When my DD was a bub like yours, between 5pm and 8pm was a bit of a nightmare... Can't remember how long it lasted for, but I think it was only a few weeks ...fingers crossed your 'witching hour' is a fleeting phase

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    My first dd had witching hour between 4-6pm with dd2 i put hrt down for 30 min nap at 4:30 pm got dinner quickly just incase she was unhappy but usually nap cured it she was in bed.7-7:30pm would definately do this again if we have another bub

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    We find that feeding extra during that time and a bath/shower calms him down and solves the whole situation so he goes to sleep

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    Witching hour for us is from around 4pm - 8pm. DS2 is 8 weeks and has been like this since birth. He pretty much feeds that whole time, then eventually konks out and has a good chunk of sleep.

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    My DD1 and DD2 never really had one, but my DS had witching hour from about 5pm when I was trying to get dinner ready, bath DD1 etc.

    I don't remember how long it lasted, maybe a couple of months?

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    Are you breastfeeding?

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    Neither of my boys really had one, however DS2 was inconsolable at the end of the day (from about 2ish onwards) from about 10 days old til about 2.5/3 weeks where I was diagnosed with a supply issue prescribed domperidome and expressing & topping up each feed. After that it was like I had a completely different child!

    Not saying that this is what's happening with you, as I have friends who bf - with no supply issue, and they encounter witching hour too!

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    MY girls is 5 weeks and her witching hours is anywhere between 5-9pm. I try to get her to sleep at 6-7 to get her to sleep though it.
    I find a bath and lots of breastfeeding helps. Also wondering when this period will end! Not too much fun. I also found the baby carrier helps settle her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Are you breastfeeding?
    yeah I am. I basically just feed her heaps and either me or my DP hold her till we go to bed. She sleeps fantastically at night so I don't care.


 

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