looking for for some more advice on sleeping. My DS is 8 weeks old, I had problems with settling but with a change if formula he has become a different child.
I am still having trouble with him sleeping during the day, we have just come home from holidays so I want to start trying to establish a routine.
I am getting conflicting advice from family saying I should pay him to sleep regardless of his mood, then someone says yes when he's tired (which I agree but then they say to keep him in bed for hours and continuously pay him when he wakes) then another family member says he will sleep when he is tired.. A previous post I had help on I explained how he will stay awake for hours (all day sometimes!) he then becomes so overtired it's really hard to settle him.
What are your opinions? Should I pay him regardless how long he has been in bed or should I wait for him to sleep on his own? I follow his lead and when he shows signs of being tired I try bit he usually wakes within an hour.
Im getting so many opinions from my family I think someone else's opinion may help me.
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18-04-2014 16:09 #1
8 week old sleep during the day
18-04-2014 16:11 #2
Apologies for all the spelling mistakes! Stupid auto correct!
18-04-2014 16:24 #3
I'm confused. How do you pay an 8week old to sleep?
18-04-2014 16:26 #4
I'm thinking they meant play?
18-04-2014 16:28 #5
18-04-2014 16:36 #6
I did mean pat.. Auto correct kept changing it and I didn't realise.
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18-04-2014 16:38 #7Senior Member
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Hey ive tried them all...stay with him till he wakes and pat madly....swaddling etc. ..leave alone till he goes back to sleep (never happened haha)...white noise etc..none of them worked really. He catnapped till the reflux sorted itself out at about 8 months..then got better with the naps. Knowing what I know now id just grin and bear with it...awful at the time as he was a crabby overtired catnapping baby but id have saved myself the stress of trying to fix it.
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18-04-2014 17:32 #8
Yeah I've thought that.. I just worry that it's not actually gonna do him any good to work himself up or to be so overtired he's miserable but I also don't think forcing him to sleep is fair either..
18-04-2014 17:58 #9
Have u tried a carrier? Ergo /sling /wrap?
I had the same issue with DS1 when he was a baby. I used to feed to sleep or rock him. Never bothered patting in the cot as it never worked.
I also used to use the sling or carrier
If he fell asleep in my arms I just held him for 3 hrs while he slept ( or however long)
It's much harder to get them to sleep when they are overtired
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18-04-2014 17:59 #10
Ps u can't really force a baby to sleep. Some babies need help to sleep and they need to learn how to do it.
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