Believe it or not, some babies need to be left alone to fall asleep, other methods just make them more alert rather than calming and soothing them to sleep. Perhaps your bub is one of those babies.
Hugs to you, I know you can't just turn off the guilty feeling you have, but know your DD will be okay.
She ended up waking in the night and was up for hours, she got very over tired and when I eventually put her back in her bed thinking she would just cry for a few minutes again because nothing else was working she got hysterical, I went and got her and she vomited on me from crying . That was about 4.30 this morning.
She woke up happy and back to her normal self but I'm exhausted!
Hes doing it to me again. Saw tired signs, did a wind down routine (rocked in rocking chair, dark low stimulus room, white noise, wrapped, sang a song) & then when I put him in his cot he started trying to play again. I patted & shushed & sang & banged the mattress but he kept trying to play until he just lost it & started SCREAMING.
Now I cant get him down at all, anywhere.
I guess he just wont sleep then, if thats what he wants.
So over this. I thought I was doing everything right, consistantly etc, I just dont understand why it wont work
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Quite often by the time bub is displaying the obvious tired signs it is too late. By that point it's a rush against the clock to get bub to bed, so I would cut back on some of the routine you've got. Keep it very short ....1-3 minutes from when you notice the tired sign bub should be in bed. Nappy, swaddle, quick cuddle while signing then put bub down. It's possible that by having too much going on (song, white noise, patting, banging mattress etc) you're over stimulating bub. My first used to have a horrible witching period in the evening. I tried everything to get him to sleep, white noise, sleepy light shoes, singing. In the end it hit me: less is best. Within 3 nights if me cutting out the stimulation (including giving the night feed in front of the TV) the witching stopped.
If you want a cheats way (which is what I did because I sucked at picking tired signs) look up average awake times for your bubs age. Then 15 minutes before that time is up out yourself on heightened alert for bubs tired signs/bed. If you want the extra cheats way (like me) look into a routine for your bubs weight/age and it can really help to take the guess work out of it. I understand routine is by for everyone though.
Hang in there.
Hugo doesn't sleep well unless I'm on the bus, have the tv on or pushing the pram. This does not work for DD. I just want to cry actually I am crying on the bus.
If I lay him down in his cot for more than 60 seconds he makes himself sick. He doesn't have reflux at all he just works himself up to point of this. Done chiro done osteo done everything. WHY WONT U SLEEP FOR ME. He won't even take a ****ING bottle. Or food.
I'm so over it.
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