- Around 9am put down to sleep (may sleep 1-2 hrs)
- Up for feed, play etc
- At around 1pm- OR 2-2.5hrs after he last woke up, put him down for another sleep
- Feed, play etc
- 5ish. A short nap (45 min - 1 hr)
- Feed, play etc, bath, feed
- 7ish bedtime
I remember we had NO routine until around 5-6 months if age
Look for tired signs such as;
Glazed/still expression (staring)
Winging/crying might be the last straw that they are tired
Good luck x
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07-06-2012 22:15 #121
Last edited by 2BlueBirds; 07-06-2012 at 22:21.
08-06-2012 07:38 #122
think about it... if the behaviour wasn't normal why would there be so many sleep experts, sleep schools, sleep books etc etc etc
Its totally normal for babies & toddlers to wake at night. And totally rule out cold, hot, sick, sore, tweak the "routine" - less sleep/more sleep during the day, more feeds etc etc etc...
But it is still totally normal baby behaviour to wake at night beyond 6 months. Its certainly desirable they sleep! But it's not required for them.
But I still totally support anyone seeking support because I'm not suggesting its easy.
Neekie - sorry none of this is aimed at you
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08-06-2012 09:36 #123Guest Guest
It's not the point whether it's normal or not. The OP is having a baby in December, she's worried about having a newborn that will need constant feeding and her getting up for that baby and is worried about having another baby who isn't sleeping well. If you have a baby getting up 6-7 times a night especially for a feed and then you have a newborn who requires the same amount what is she to do? Without her partner getting up also and both running on no sleep she needs to get the baby sleeping and you know what? Whether you like it or not sometimes the older child will be left to cry if you're tied up with other, it comes with having 2 so close in age.
08-06-2012 09:49 #124
OP I don't get why you are offended?
You've received some terrific responses and the vast majority are agreeing with you that a whingey, tired cry is okay for a limited period of time if that is your child's method of self settling. It seems that everyone is in agreement that hysterical, distressed crying is not okay as the overwhelming evidence suggests it can do some serious emotional damage over a prolonged period of time.
I can't see where anyone has made a personal attack, rather given their response to the question as they see fit.
Please don't take it personally, and of course you don't need to take the advice of a bunch of strangers on a forum. But you did ask.
08-06-2012 09:58 #125
08-06-2012 09:59 #126
Therefore I could say that ALL childrent are capable of being toileted/toilet trained by the same age and its ABNORMAL for your child to be in nappies past a 1yo.
My DD was fully TT by 18mths and I got heaps of grief from my family for my poor approach to parenting.
Would you like it if someone told you that you were doing a disservice to you child by still having them in the nappies past 1yo? Would you like the same person persistently telling you that you were doing the wrong thing?
Each child is different and normal encompasses a whole range of patterns. Just cos my DD is TT I do not expect your child to be the same. Nor do i expect my next bub to do the exact same thing.
(btw I do not expect all kids to be TT by 18mths - it was just an example of how kids are their own person)
08-06-2012 10:15 #127
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08-06-2012 10:42 #128Senior Member
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08-06-2012 12:46 #129
... there's a few mothers in this conversation saying frequently waking at 6 months is normal because their healthy happy baby woke frequently after 6 months.
I didnt even need to Google.
But I'll say it again after each statement about "normal" behaviour that it's okay to not be okay and seek change.
But also be aware because it's normal you can't always change your babies natural sleeping habits. my 13 month old flunked sleep school and I was so much more grateful for those who said "aw that sucks! my toddler wakes heaps too!" (truthfully - I'm sure people like chels weren t pandering ) than those who told me well clearly it's MY fault that sleep school didn't work because of any number of awesome reasons people don't hesitate to tell you because clearly something is wrong because it's not "normal" for a toddler to wake often.
sorry again Neekie - I'm participating in the hijacking of your thread.
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