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    Dd is the same age and does this some nights. I found a few things help:

    Give bub a bath every night at the same time, follow up by swaddling baby and feeding in the swaddle In a dimly lit quiet room, just you and bub.

    My dd seemed to be particularly gassy or windy at this time of night. A friend discovered that after the bath and swaddle and feed routine it worked to lay her down on my knees for 5 minutes, then hold her upright near my shoulder for 5 minutes and repeatedly alternating this lay down/sit-up posture made her bubbles come up and she settled more easily- in the dark room.

    No TV, no music, just a dim light light a bed side lamp.

    Good luck. It's a hard time of night when you are tired.

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    Thanks everyone for the helpful replies. Just thought I'd update (especially if anyone is reading and is in the same position!!).

    I've toned down the stimulation (not just in the evening but throughout the day) and spent a calm relaxing couple of days at home with no plans, and DS has responded quite well. I've also added a bit more time in the ergo in the later afternoon.

    Last night was fractionally better, but tonight was much better! Down by 7pm and a lot less screaming between feeds in the hours prior, phew! Hopefully not a fluke and we can continue.

    The overstimulation really makes sense, obviously not a problem with DD because she was the only child, but poor DS has a lot going on at home! hah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GM01 View Post
    Thanks everyone for the helpful replies. Just thought I'd update (especially if anyone is reading and is in the same position!!).

    I've toned down the stimulation (not just in the evening but throughout the day) and spent a calm relaxing couple of days at home with no plans, and DS has responded quite well. I've also added a bit more time in the ergo in the later afternoon.

    Last night was fractionally better, but tonight was much better! Down by 7pm and a lot less screaming between feeds in the hours prior, phew! Hopefully not a fluke and we can continue.

    The overstimulation really makes sense, obviously not a problem with DD because she was the only child, but poor DS has a lot going on at home! hah!
    My DD is 4.5 months & is only now lasting 1.5hrs to 2 hrs of awake time, she took a long time to build up to this, so I would agree that it was overstimulation, so so easy to do when they are little :-)


 

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