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    [QUOTE=DueInAugust;8009011]I'm going to be a pain and give you the worst advice I was ever given.
    Let him stay awake all day.
    Just 1 full day.
    Wake him at 8am and every time he looks like he wants to sleep play with him or feed him. Make it fun and relaxed.
    If by 6pm he is still awake start your bedtime routine with a warm bath. Warm milk. Warm cuddles.
    I know it sounds like the worst advice ever but it was enough to reset my boy and make sure he was tired at bedtime.
    I did it for a week as he was older than your Bub. He had developed bad sleep


    Bub stayed awake for half a day earlier in the week as he refused his afternoon sleep. By the evening it took 3 of us 2 hours to get him down, he screamed hysterically that entire time & screamed himself to sleep. If thats after half a day, im scared to even contemplate a full day awake.

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    I saw this and thought of you @heartstringz http://www.babyshusher.com

    If all else fails - a pitch black room (even in the day) and one of these (or really loud white noise) and cuddles may work for you??

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    Argh teething, sleep regression (and I thought it couldn't regress anymore) and wonder week (I know it's technically the same thing) = 1x mum about to lose the plot.

    Fighting every day sleep (unless DH puts her to sleep than she is out in 10min max), cranky and crying at me from her morning sleep onwards, wants to be picked up but don't you dare wrap her or put in carrier), must engage with her at all times, biting me, tantrums, awake for hours of a night, waking every 40min to half hour all night.

    Deep breath, this too shall pass. I hold out in the hope that one day the switch will flick and she will sleep.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by inner hippy View Post
    Argh teething, sleep regression (and I thought it couldn't regress anymore) and wonder week (I know it's technically the same thing) = 1x mum about to lose the plot.

    Fighting every day sleep (unless DH puts her to sleep than she is out in 10min max), cranky and crying at me from her morning sleep onwards, wants to be picked up but don't you dare wrap her or put in carrier), must engage with her at all times, biting me, tantrums, awake for hours of a night, waking every 40min to half hour all night.

    Deep breath, this too shall pass. I hold out in the hope that one day the switch will flick and she will sleep.....

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    Big hugs. It's exhausting. It *will* pass, promise. Xxx

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    Dh just woke from a 30 minute sleep at 2.30pm. Its now 3.15pm & he's rubbing his eyes & grizzling. I thought that was a tired cue. But how can he be tired when he just woke up? And if I try to put him down how will I know whether he's screaming just cause he's resisting sleep like he always does or if he's screaming cause he's not tired afterall so confused.....so now I dont even know what I should do.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartstringz View Post
    Dh just woke from a 30 minute sleep at 2.30pm. Its now 3.15pm & he's rubbing his eyes & grizzling. I thought that was a tired cue. But how can he be tired when he just woke up? And if I try to put him down how will I know whether he's screaming just cause he's resisting sleep like he always does or if he's screaming cause he's not tired afterall so confused.....so now I dont even know what I should do.....

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    Look at the link I provided earlier with average sleep requirements for bubs age. If bub hasn't come close to the average for the day then yes bub will be tired.

    However it is important to note that even a short nap can reset bubs body clock making it hard for them to fall asleep again even if tired (eg a 10 minute nap in the car on the way home from the shops can mean a bub won't have their afternoon nap). If bub is unde 16 weeks do whatever you can to get an extra sleep cycle. Pram, carrier etc If bub is over 16 weeks you will need to look at the average awake times. When bub has reached the lower end of the average awake time then try to put bub to bed. Until then just comfort bub as best as you can.

    Also, google average feed routines for your bubs age. If it's been too long since bubs last feed give bub a top up before trying to resettle.

    The 30 minute catnapping is hard but there are things you can do to help prevent this:
    - ensure you don't put bub down too early. Catnapping can be a sign bub is tired enough to nap but not tired enough to sleep.
    - slowly stop using sleep aids such as dummy/patting/rocking/feeding/music to sleep. They can all cause negative sleep associations which prevents resettling. Have active play before bed: ie the eat play sleep routine.
    - always put bub to bed where you intend them to wake.
    - put bub to bed drowsy but awake (not asleep)
    - check room temp and bedding. Catnapping can be a sign of cold
    - if bub is 4 months look out for signs that bub is ready to start solids (catnapping can be a sign of hunger).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DueInAugust View Post
    I'm going to be a pain and give you the worst advice I was ever given.
    Let him stay awake all day.
    Just 1 full day.
    Wake him at 8am and every time he looks like he wants to sleep play with him or feed him. Make it fun and relaxed.
    If by 6pm he is still awake start your bedtime routine with a warm bath. Warm milk. Warm cuddles.
    I know it sounds like the worst advice ever but it was enough to reset my boy and make sure he was tired at bedtime.
    I did it for a week as he was older than your Bub. He had developed bad sleep habits.
    I don't mean to start anything ... An alternative (and I think better) approach may be to look at average awake times and slowly inch bub towards them with each nap. Some type of routine I think would do the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I don't mean to start anything ... An alternative (and I think better) approach may be to look at average awake times and slowly inch bub towards them with each nap. Some type of routine I think would do the job.
    As I said worst advice I was given.
    My reason for following this was 2 fold. I was to tired myself and my boy had other issues.
    No offence taken hun. We are all here to support.

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    Now ive just been trying for over an hour to get bub down for a sleep & he seems very awake. His previous sleep was only 30 mins & 2hrs awake time is always too long in that situation cause he screams the place down,& same with an hour & a half. But obviously 1 hour awake time isnt right either

    I guess ill just take your advice DueinAugust & just give up on bothering with all day sleeps & just buy a pair of industrial ear muffs to drown out the screaming & carry him around all day. God I hate this. I dont even know why I had him......

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartstringz View Post
    Now ive just been trying for over an hour to get bub down for a sleep & he seems very awake. His previous sleep was only 30 mins & 2hrs awake time is always too long in that situation cause he screams the place down,& same with an hour & a half. But obviously 1 hour awake time isnt right either

    I guess ill just take your advice DueinAugust & just give up on bothering with all day sleeps & just buy a pair of industrial ear muffs to drown out the screaming & carry him around all day. God I hate this. I dont even know why I had him......

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    Massive hugs... ive read through a lot of your posts and can see you are having such a hard time.
    I think our LO's are roughly the same age.. I have trouble with DD and day sleeps sometimes not as often as you however. With DD she shows no tired signs ever, I clock watch. At the moment her awake time is 1 hour from when she wakes up including feed and play.. have you trird maybe 1 hour and 5 mins then try get him to sleep? If that doesn't work stretch it out to 1 hour 10mins and so on... I know with my DD if she is awake for anymore than 1 hour and 15mins she is a nightmare. Im stilling wrapping DD as well and she has dummy. Is your LO still wrapped? I really hope you can catch a break soon. Xo


 

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