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November 2012 - sleeping through yet?

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StuntNun Wed 09-Jan-13 23:03:10
Lane81 Thu 10-Jan-13 11:38:49

Thanks Kissy I think I was getting really worried in the middle of the night! I'll just start cleaning it regularly, but will def get company back.

Am v envious of everyone getting good sleeps! Though my LO is still very small so hoping it comes with weight gain!

Sophiathesnowfairy Thu 10-Jan-13 11:41:53

Have you a spotty tea towel that you could fashion a little piratesk hat out of? Or chop a hole in the top and wear it smock like?

StuntNun Thu 10-Jan-13 11:49:02

How about this bib Dixie?

BigPigLittlePig Thu 10-Jan-13 11:49:20

Dixiebell - Sainsburys have some spotty sleepsuits but in the girls range, and the polkadot one is not especially girly. For DS1, get a plain top and some felt tips/paint if all else fails?

No where near sleeping through, I sleep, he spends the night on his belly, bum in the air latching on and off as he's pleases all night then this can't continue I know but at the moment tiredness is winning the battle hands down blush

YellowWellies Thu 10-Jan-13 12:04:24

Dixie could you not paint some spots on a tshirt using fabric pens?

BigPig I forget are you BFing or FFing? Could the reflux be being made worse by dairy in your diet or formula - if it is CMPI all the meds in the world won't fix it without eliminating dairy in LO's diet. You could also up the ante in terms of meds maybe - there are plenty out there and there will be a combination just perfect for little pig. Gaviscon is cheapest so GPs try it first - if its not working as for ranitidine, domperidone or - the real bad boy and the only thing that worked for us - omeperazole. Oh and I'm sure your doing this but make sure LO's cot, play mat and change mat are propped up at a 30 degree angle to stop the acid being regurgitated.

YellowWellies Thu 10-Jan-13 12:06:34

Ok grammar and spelling appear to be packed away in our house move - apologies!!! Chat to you next week when we get internet - wish us luck! Sending sleepy 'Jedi mind trick'ery out to all the babies!

PetiteRaleuse Thu 10-Jan-13 12:09:08

12 weeks tomorrow and I can say that five of the last seven nights she has slept through. Approx. From11 or 12 to 7 or 8. The other nights she woke up at 5 to have a quick feed. Fingers crossed we keep this going.

I have good news. My girls both went to the paediatrician this morning, and their lungs are clear. Whooop! And DD1 can go to the nursery again next weeks which means I will have my mornings back to get the house straight sleep

And LO doesn't need any more physio.

Life can get back to normal. And I can start planning weekends away.

Dixiebell Thu 10-Jan-13 12:11:09

Good spotty ideas, thanks guys!

Sophiathesnowfairy Thu 10-Jan-13 12:16:31

Hope the flight and move go well yw

Catbag Thu 10-Jan-13 12:23:12

Good luck with the move YW!

blonderthanred Thu 10-Jan-13 12:28:14

That is fantastic PR I am delighted for you.

Sophiathesnowfairy Thu 10-Jan-13 12:30:59

Hi beebubba lots of us have been/are going through the topsey turvey day and night times, if you visit us in the early hours of the morning there's loads of people here.

You might find if you look for a Dec/Jan thread (do you have a new year baby?) you will find lots of people at exactly the same stage as you. I have to say it is invaluable to get this support and know what ever is going on you are not alone.
Xx

pikz Thu 10-Jan-13 12:31:38

Good luck YW. Will be thinking of you!

Fab news PR.

I love that spotty bib!

Not sleeping through here either, and epically failing at Moses basket transfers, so we bedshare all the time. blush
During the day she naps on me, in sling, or bouncy chair, never in her basket... She could be fast asleep when I put her in it and just wakes up...

DonnaDoon Thu 10-Jan-13 13:11:16

Hello my lovelys marking place..dd had 2nd lot of jabs/jags lol last night..she very sleepy but ok...getting her weighed this afternoon...oh and she usually sleeps 10 pm til 4-5 am IN MY ARMS...IN MY BED.

BigPigLittlePig Thu 10-Jan-13 13:12:18

Thanks yw - plan to speak to HV today and GP tomorrow, as the gaviscon is making little pig really bunged up which I'm sure isn't helping. Crib is propped up not that it matters as she won't sleep in it and she won't be put down for long enough to enjoy her play mat. The cat on the other hand loves how soft and snuggly it is hmm. Good luck with your move. We moved 6 days before LO was born which in no way contributed to her being 5 weeks early

Bluetinkerbell - ditto. It's like they've got a 6th sense.

KissysUnderTheMisteltoe Thu 10-Jan-13 13:12:44

Good luck for the move YW and great news PR! smile

ShellyBobbs Thu 10-Jan-13 13:26:03

HBeeBubba We've all been through the topsey turvey nights, this is quite normal and will eventually rectify itself. Some mums keep the bedroom very dark at night and keep baby in the light through the day (near a window, plenty of walks etc.). My baby is 8 weeks and sleeps well at night, well apart from the frequent feeds lol smile I didn't follow the advise I just gave, he adjusted himself.

For anyone else fretting about babies not sleeping well, my first child was a horrible sleeper. She still didn't sleep through even when she was 1, I was still feeding her twice a night and then up early with her. Once she did start sleeping through (about 20 months) and went into a bed, she wouldn't go to sleep unless one of us lay in her bed with her until she fell asleep. A nightmare! Her brothers arrival when she was 22 months completely cured her strangely enough. She is now 12 and one day in the Christmas holidays got up at 15.45. She was not ill. The next 2 children have always been fantastic sleepers. We'll see with Tommy but at the moment he feeds 4 times between midnight and 6.30; he is in my bed though so temptation is literally right near his face grin

ShellyBobbs Thu 10-Jan-13 13:27:58

Petite that's fantastic news, my hubby keeps asking after your DC.

CandyPop Thu 10-Jan-13 13:32:52

Hi beebaba 11days is still early days and your LO would not know the difference yet. You can start helping him to distinguish night and day. During the day keep doing your normal activities . As in keep baby in brightly lit room even when he's napping, no need to keep noise down, have tv on, chat normal etc. when he's awake interact with him . Then at night , dim the nights , background noise down. U may find that he doesn't like complete silence (the womb is a noisy place!) ... White noise helps.... And from this November thread, I think a lot of us will vouch that Ewan the sheep (look up on amazon or John Lewis ) is a must have and a godsend !!! Like sophia mentioned maybe worth seeing if there is a January thread going.... You are always welcome on here but you may find it comforting to talk to peeps with similar aged bubbas!! At this stage a month makes a huge difference !

yW good luck with move!

TooManyDicksOnTheDancefloor Thu 10-Jan-13 13:35:30

dixie- I've just been a to Asda and they had lots of Pudsey sleep suits and t-shirts in the sale, which are covered in polka dots.

A question for breast feeders- how often does your LO do a poo? B only goes about every other day but does a proper nappy filler. On the day she doesn't poo we have a horrible night where she cries at the breast and is sick after every feed. She poo'd before bed last night and fed and slept really well. It's driving me a bit mad.

PetiteRaleuse Thu 10-Jan-13 13:37:24

Thank you. I can't stop smiling smile

Sleep really varies from child to child. My mum said that neither me nor my siblings slept through before aged one. DD1 was really easy from ten weeks until 18 months, and has been waking up quite often since then (we moved and LO arrived). And is now a complete nightmare to get to sleep in the evenings.

One thing I will do with LO that I didn't with DD1 until yesterday is a routine.

Sophiathesnowfairy Thu 10-Jan-13 13:41:42

What a relief pr now go and enjoy your family, the mountains they are a calling! Xxgrin

ShellyBobbs Thu 10-Jan-13 13:45:08

Toomany Tommy does a complete nappy filler every other day aswell, although I don't have any problems on the none poo day. My youngest daughter sometimes went 2 weeks! I took her to the doctors but he said not to worry, there is hardly any wastage. I knew that but 2 weeks........8 years later she's still fine but thankfully more regular smile

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