I'm at a bit of a loss with baby number 2 (boy). Baby number 1 was a perfect sleeper and no issues what so ever, always had a dummy etc.
Baby 2 is 6 weeks old and cannot sleep longer than 40 mins during the day, wants a dummy sometimes but spits it out and wakes up then cries and doesn't want it but also struggles to settles himself again, then after some crying wants the dummy back, he is a good night sleeper, after a dream feed only wakes the once, doesn't have a dummy all night and then wakes around at 7am.
I have tried this week to teach him self settling with some/alot of crying involved to which he did respond slightly but never sleeping longer than 40mins. We seemed to go backwards yesterday and wouldn't self settle and I gave in to the dummy again as he tries to suck his hand through his wrap so not much different!
I have tried wrapping him tight which he screams at.
Can you offer any advise about how you got ur LO to sleep longer during the day?
I do follow the SOS routines so he is having the right amount of awake time etc, he is also bottle feed taking between 140-180mls (yes he's a pig) every 4 hours!
I never had these issues with dd!