So I'm a bit rusty with all this after 3 years! Just after all the tips/tricks you can give me to get bub to sleep better at night? Unfortunately he's decided that 2am to 6am is party time
He's only a month old, so I don't want to use controlled crying, I think he's too young for that, and we also have paper thin walls so I don't want him waking my 3yo all night.
Currently we do the following:
- Lights remain off
- Get to him when he's fussing, before he gets worked up.
- No eye contact or talking (onky shushing)
- Change nappy
- Feed & burp
- Cuddle until sleepy (although this doesn't seem to be working at night - works during day)
- Room is heated to constant temp (24 degrees)
- White noise (Lulla Doll)
- He hates being swaddled, so we don't swaddle.
What else can we do?
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
01-10-2016 15:05 #1
2am party time...
01-10-2016 15:23 #2
So he doesn't get sleepy while feeding? The only way I've found to get through the midnight party time is to breastfeed them back to sleep, then I can doze off too (we happily co sleep with littlest ones) or try to put them down once dozed off. Otherwise it sounds like you are doing everything right to me, sorry it's not much help but might just be a "this too shall pass" type situation...
01-10-2016 16:14 #3
We won't cosleep as I'm a super light sleeper so wouldn't get any rest and DH is a super heavy sleeper and would roll on him and not even notice.
02-10-2016 19:17 #4
In addition to what you are doing already, I would also make sure they get lots of light during the day to help set their body clock.
My son was big on the 2am party and not much worked. I already had a bed set up in his room as DH worked shifts so it was easier if I slept in bubs room early on and I would put DS in his bouncer and use my hand hanging off the bed to bounce him. It wouldn't send him to sleep but it would keep him quiet so I could rest and his sister could sleep. I had an auto swing but he hated it, otherwise that would have been perfect.
The Following User Says Thank You to Stretched For This Useful Post:
03-10-2016 08:42 #5
By witherwings in forum General ChatReplies: 11Last Post: 13-08-2016, 17:42
By joalisha in forum BirthdaysReplies: 22Last Post: 11-04-2016, 07:51
By CleverClogs in forum General ChatReplies: 4Last Post: 11-02-2016, 10:11
L'il Aussie Prems FoundationAn Australian charity supporting families of premature babies & children. The charity assists families who are at ...
LATESTWhy it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?7 ways to break the ‘mumnotony’ at home
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Married At First Sight 2017Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
TTC #1 - Conception & Due Date TimingConception & Fertility General Chat
Albert?Choosing Baby Names
IVF babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017pregnancy and babies through IVF
Any thoughts on my mysterious toddler? :-)General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
IUI - first time fertility treatmentNon-IVF fertility assistance