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    Default 2am party time...

    So I'm a bit rusty with all this after 3 years! Just after all the tips/tricks you can give me to get bub to sleep better at night? Unfortunately he's decided that 2am to 6am is party time

    He's only a month old, so I don't want to use controlled crying, I think he's too young for that, and we also have paper thin walls so I don't want him waking my 3yo all night.

    Currently we do the following:
    - Lights remain off
    - Get to him when he's fussing, before he gets worked up.
    - No eye contact or talking (onky shushing)
    - Change nappy
    - Feed & burp
    - Cuddle until sleepy (although this doesn't seem to be working at night - works during day)
    - Room is heated to constant temp (24 degrees)
    - White noise (Lulla Doll)
    - He hates being swaddled, so we don't swaddle.

    What else can we do?

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    So he doesn't get sleepy while feeding? The only way I've found to get through the midnight party time is to breastfeed them back to sleep, then I can doze off too (we happily co sleep with littlest ones) or try to put them down once dozed off. Otherwise it sounds like you are doing everything right to me, sorry it's not much help but might just be a "this too shall pass" type situation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BornToBe View Post
    So he doesn't get sleepy while feeding? The only way I've found to get through the midnight party time is to breastfeed them back to sleep, then I can doze off too (we happily co sleep with littlest ones) or try to put them down once dozed off. Otherwise it sounds like you are doing everything right to me, sorry it's not much help but might just be a "this too shall pass" type situation...
    He does seem to get sleepy while feeding, but just doesn't settle fully. He drifts off, then will all of a sudden snap his eyes open and we're back to square one!

    We won't cosleep as I'm a super light sleeper so wouldn't get any rest and DH is a super heavy sleeper and would roll on him and not even notice.

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    In addition to what you are doing already, I would also make sure they get lots of light during the day to help set their body clock.

    My son was big on the 2am party and not much worked. I already had a bed set up in his room as DH worked shifts so it was easier if I slept in bubs room early on and I would put DS in his bouncer and use my hand hanging off the bed to bounce him. It wouldn't send him to sleep but it would keep him quiet so I could rest and his sister could sleep. I had an auto swing but he hated it, otherwise that would have been perfect.

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    Thanks @Stretched! I'll make sure to get him outside a bit more. We've been a bit slack on that, so will make an effort to get out each day ☺


 

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