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    We had a much better nights last night. DS fed at 11pm and 2am and was only a little unsettled after the 2am feed. He was back to sleep in his bassinet by 4am is is just starting to stir now at 7:30! I feel so much better having had a couple of blocks of sleep!

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    That's great you had a better night last night!

    Something a midwife told me recently: she said in the early days give bubs their bath/massage after their late feed (10pm-ish), then she said they tend to have a nice cosy long sleep after that, which is when you'd probably be going to bed too. Rather than bath earlier in the night and "waste" the good cosy sleep when you'll still be awake (around 6pm which is when I'd assume I'd do the bath).

    Not sure if it works but I'll test it out soon wheb bub no.2 arrives!

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    Cue I'm glad you guys had a better night!

    We had a slightly better night but still had lots of wind, poo, crying and feeding up until 2am. Since then he's had 3 good 2hr sleeps(2-4, 4-6, 6-8) after each feed & burp.

    DS2 is a massive 5kg baby so I assumed he'd need a lot of milk in these early days to get him through. Hopefully he'll get into a good feeding pattern over the next few weeks.

    During the day he's been sleeping in a rocker that has a totally adjustable back - so I can set it in an as reclined or upright position as I want depending on how he's feeling. Just with the back slightly upright seems to help him a lot.

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    Great tip Lemonpancakes! I might try that if the nights get rough again. Good luck with bub #2

    Taiyed - a little progress is good, hopefully it gets better for you from here. Sounds like the incline really makes a difference for your bub so go with what works! Are you getting some sleep during the day yourself? Everything is so much worse when you're super tired.

    5kg! He's a big boy! My DS was born 4kg and seems massive to me. DD was a small baby and didn't reach 4kg until she was 3 months old. Everything is so different this time.

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    Bit of a rough night last night - DS seems to be cluster feeding through the night. He's still going anywhere from 3-5hrs between feeds during the day but at night it's almost constant. I might get an hour's sleep here and there until about 4am when he'll finally settle for a good sleep. I'm guessing this is normal but will probably call the hospital and check if I need to change what I'm doing.

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    Cue, my baby was the same in the first 2 weeks. Lots of cluster feeding at night and long sleeps during the day. I just went along with it, had the baby in my bed to make it easier, and it all resolved by itself

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    With my DD I used to put her in a light room for daysleeps and pitch black room for night (and keep it nice and warm). That's supposed to help them get their days and nights sorted.

    But a friend who did sleep school learnt that all sleeps should be in total darkness. I would try my approach for a few weeks then maybe the total darkness one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfish30 View Post
    Cue, my baby was the same in the first 2 weeks. Lots of cluster feeding at night and long sleeps during the day. I just went along with it, had the baby in my bed to make it easier, and it all resolved by itself
    That's encouraging! 2 weeks I can definitely manage. DH is home for another month so I'm able to get some sleep during the day while he's on toddler duty. Luckily DS is pretty chilled out, he doesn't cry too much and is easy to settle most of the time. Makes it a lot less stressful.

    I did feed him lying on my side at one point last night and dozed while he fed. I just worry about doing that given how tired I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonpancakes View Post
    With my DD I used to put her in a light room for daysleeps and pitch black room for night (and keep it nice and warm). That's supposed to help them get their days and nights sorted.

    But a friend who did sleep school learnt that all sleeps should be in total darkness. I would try my approach for a few weeks then maybe the total darkness one?
    DS sleeps in a bassinet downstairs during the day, it's in the lounge room so it's fairly light and quite noisy when DD is home. At night he's in our room but I leave a lamp on - I don't know why but I just don't like him being in the dark, I was the same with DD.

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    Hi cue, DS2 is cluster feeding most of the night still too. I think he finally went down for a good sleep around 4, up at 6:30. Up until then it was feed, tiny nap, feed, poop, feed, tiny nap :/

    He's sleeping well during the day so my guess is day/night confusion. Sounds like the same issue at your house. I'm sure it'll pass fairly soon.


 

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