My DD just turned four months too. Until she turned nine weeks old she was a pretty text book baby sleeping three to four hour stretches overnight. But then we returned from the UK and it completely wacked her out. At first it was jet lag but i believe my constant feeding her back to sleep in the night even when she wasn't hungry rather than patting etc caused this situation we have now. Which is she wakes hourly every sleep cycle and wants boobs or she cries! She also doesn't like baby wearing just me holding her. Its so tough.
I have found patting the mattress and rubbing her tummy works getting her to sleep usually now. And sure it would if i stuck to it overnight but don't want to wake the rest of family up, and i am often so tired i just want to get back to sleep asap. Waiting for my referral to sleep school to come through so i have space there to do this without worrying about anything else, so i can dedicate my time to it. But won't let her cry, will do it more gently.
Big hugs, i know how difficult it is! I kick myself everyday for taking her overseas so young and creating this problem!
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17-12-2013 14:56 #11
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17-12-2013 14:59 #12
Lol at baby routine! I go 5 mins on baby gym, 5 minutes in bouncer, 5 mins on floor with toys... She hates it all lol.
In fact... I think my dd just may be grumpy cat in disguise!
17-12-2013 15:06 #13
17-12-2013 15:49 #14
I don't have any advice sorry. Sounds like DD when she was little, super clingy, boobed all day and night, didn't do play gyms, swings or anything like that. She had to be in my arms and I had to be walking around with her the entire day - well other than the 20 hours she spent boobing and the half an hour split between 2 power naps. It got so bad it really affected my mental health, I had no one to help me (although DF was a gem unfortunately he refused to lactate ). DF would come in during the night and take her and walk around the kitchen for an hour just so I could have my body back for a short while. She spent the whole time with her eyes fixed on the bedroom door whilst she was in his arms.
I would then come in here and read about someone complaining that their baby only slept for 2 hours during the day (or something like that) and want to scream. I KNOW it's all relative but it really affected me. That's the main reason I resigned as a mod because I couldn't cope.
I would tend to go with what baby wants baby gets at this stage. Can DH sleep elsewhere if you need to bed-share?
17-12-2013 21:22 #15
Posts from months and months ago this is exactly what i said about my dd. Grumpy cat extroadinaire! She wasnt overly fond of being in the carrier but desperate times called for desperate measures! Like when we had no clean plates left!
I waited a lifetime for her and lol shes such hard work!!
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