I have up putting DS to sleep where we were during the day as I just couldn't keep DD quiet enough so he's now in the basinette in our room and I have the baby monitor watching him and white noise on to block any noise happening out in the lounge.
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13-12-2014 12:12 #71
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13-12-2014 14:30 #72Senior Member
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I don't have too much problem with my older two as they're a bit older and I can trust them to be reasonably gentle. How about a playpen to put baby in and keep toddler out?
I think I might have to think about the white noise thing though DS2 has started the occasional catnap and I think half the problem is DS1 and DD making so much noise. My DS sleeps in my bedroom, which is just off the living area/ kitchen, so I just sleep him in there with the door open so I can hear him.
13-12-2014 15:00 #73
DS sleeps in his cot in his own room. He was sleeping in a bassinet next to me at night but he started going to bed at 7/8pm and sleeping until 2/3am so I started just leaving him in his room for nights as well. Transferring him would often wake him and then he'd get grumpy. He's 4.5mo now and I had intended to follow the SIDS guidelines (same room as parent until 6mo) but this is working for us.
DS spends lots on time on the floor, DD talks to him and plays with him but she's very gentle. Obviously I don't leave them unsupervised but I don't really need to worry too much.
Do you think your DS is throwing things into the port-a-cot or pulling down the bassinet because he wants to get to the baby? Just wondering if it's a bit of a 'forbidden fruit' sort of thing. Is he gentle with her when you sit on the floor with them or is he a bit too rough?
13-12-2014 17:06 #74
For her naps she sleeps in a mini cot in our room :-) If DS is in a noisy mood I put white noise on, but most of the time she is ok, DH is home from work for 3 weeks from Wednesday so we'll be doing some serious sleep training to make sure we get her over the cat nap stage :-)
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14-12-2014 11:11 #78
Oh so agree on the toddler and baby thing. I just can't trust them left alone together anymore. I just try to take the toddler with me if I leave the room now. She almost 3 so a little older than some of your kids and not deliberately rough but just thinks she can get away with more than I would like. And always has to have their heads touching, wants me to bring her down so she can look at 'our baby'. She has wrapped a blanket that bub was lying on the floor on over the top of her, and trying to do that with the playgym thing bub ended up folded in between(just one of those crossbar ones she folded up and material folded up). She also fed her peanut butter when she was in the swing one day! And all these are after only a minute out of the room still constantly checking on them, I shudder to think what would happen with longer periods. The worst part is how hard it is to explain how wrong it is to do while the baby laughs at her! She just loves her big sister.
26-01-2015 23:27 #79
Has anyone got a toddler that is hitting... As in my DS (23 months) has started hitting me & also bub... It's been happening for a while but seems to be escalating, and is getting particularly bad when I am BFing DD, today he scared DD so much she was hysterical so I put him in his cot so I could feed her in peace... Then later on I was running his bath & had put DD in her cot & DS reached thru the bars and hit her, then when I came to see what was happening he did it again... A lot of it I think is for attention, and the other half is him being rougher than he realises but I'm at my wits end, I feel so sorry for DD who gets no tummy time or floor time at all really! Any ideas??
27-01-2015 09:01 #80
What do you do when he hits?
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