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13-04-2014 17:20 #191
13-04-2014 17:48 #192
@Bond Girl just thinking about you having to use the pram- have you seen these cot rockers? http://babyhugs.com.au/lullabub.htm
They're an aus invention, a bit pricey but I suppose money well spent if its useful... I've not used them but I have a feeling I've seen @giveitago talk about something similar before?
13-04-2014 17:57 #193Senior Member
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Would something like that help/work with your DD?
13-04-2014 17:58 #194
I LOVE my lullabub. I never really used it for thr motorised rocking, i more used it so i could rock the cot as i did the cradle. Have used it for both babies.
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13-04-2014 18:20 #195
Oooh thanks @Nomsie. Might be worth a try! Bit pricey like you said but could send it back via the rental option if it's not much good for my bub.Will talk to DH. Anything to get more sleep atm! Thanks also for the recommendation, giveitago!
I feel a bit of a failure that she's now officially sleeping worse than my first at this age (8 months on Tues). He was night weaned by now and although he woke twice a night would stay in his cot and accept patting with no crying!!! But this bub loves the boob too much! Thought I'd have it all sussed by baby number two, hahahaha!!!!
How's your dd going at the moment, Nomsie?
13-04-2014 18:42 #196
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20-04-2014 20:25 #198Senior Member
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Two vents for tonight
1- Put down but awake. HA big joke you mean put down drowsy to make them suddenly jolt into WIDE awake. I know this has been mentioned before but just touchibg again o how infuriating this is. Thanks for the advice genius. If that worked i wouldnt be asking for advice.
2- try not to use sleep props associations. Um if I dont use them dd wont go to sleep... will cry if down in cot, will cry if you lay down with her will cry if being held.... this will go on andon for hours increasing in hysteria. Oh wean off once getting drowsy.... please see vent 1
That is all....
Somedays it feels like they will never just fall asleep on their own. I have come to terms that it is what it is and will get better but somedays when ppl give out (wellmeaning) advice like above I want to either slap them or scream where do you get these robot babies,,,,
21-04-2014 06:29 #199
So, although I had a plan to not get into bed with her until after midnight and slowly push that time back, it'c crept forward to about 9:30. *sigh*
On the bright side, she slept in (beside me, but hey, I got a rest too!) Until 7:20 this morning! Bonus!!
21-04-2014 06:53 #200
I think I need to join in this thread. I am zombie mum.
DS2 is 1 next month and still sleeps like a newborn..the longest he has ever slept for in a block is 4 hours and that was months ago. He wakes anywhere between 30 mins-2 hours after he falls asleep. He only cat naps during the day and that's only in the car or if he feeds and falls asleep on me. I have resorted to bed sharing at night as he wants to feed all night long (feel like a human pacifier). That, and if I put him in his cot he screams absolute blue murder..and doesn't let up or calm down. He works himself up into a massive state where he's almost hyperventilating and sobbing (in a matter of minutes) and it doesn't matter what I do, he doesn't calm down until he's out of the cot and being held (and even then it takes a good 15-20 mins to get him breathing normally).
I have a 2 year old as well and he's always been a great sleeper so this is totally foreign territory to me! My husband works away 3 weeks at a time so dealing with this on my own a lot which isn't fun.
I have no idea what to do, so am booked into a sleep centre next month. I can't go on in this sleep deprived state as I feel like I'm such a grumpy and horrible person and it's not fair on either of the kids or my husband.
Be nice to talk to others with similar problems and know I'm not alone
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