High Needs Baby Support Group (thread IV)

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Yoohooo! Over here!


The last thread was filling up so I've started us a sparkling new one.

The original thread was to support those of us with babies fitting the following criteria:

1. Feeds frequently daytime
2. Feeds frequently nighttime
3. Needs to be constantly held
4. Wont sleep alone
5. Hates the car seat/pram
6. Short naps

Some of our babies have grown out of some of those now, but we're still here to support each other through the sleepless nights and noisy car journeys and to offer hugs, chocolate and wine to anyone who's struggling.

So if that list sounds familiar then come and join us as we delight in our active, inquisitive, curious and restless babies or toddlers!

Teeth? DS has always woken up crying, but definitely gets worse when there's a tooth coming through. Not found a solution though, sorry!

Raspberrysorbet Sat 01-Sep-12 20:52:06

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Raspberrysorbet Sat 01-Sep-12 20:54:40

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Ooh yes, could be teeth! It's definitely teeth here atm, I should have thought of that! I doubt it's the beer but if you really think it might be try cutting it out for a couple of nights and see if it makes a difference. smile

DS is gorgeous, sometimes I think that's the only reason that he survives! grin He and DD are both awesome, I just wish they slept better...

You could try winding him I suppose? As for teeth (if it is that) he'll settle down once it cuts through the gum. Until the next one starts. confused

<considers evading question, decides honesty is the only policy>

Um, BabyTruth got his first tooth at three months, he's now (13mo) got 10 and a bit. So it's been on and off for 10 months, with no sign of letting up!

No, that's not fair. We probably get two or three nights of full on screaming each time one comes through, the rest of the time we just get a lot of dribble! Bickiepegs are the only thing that seems to work for DS, although they're only really good for daytime. He just wants to nurse all night when there's a tooth coming.

Raspberrysorbet Sat 01-Sep-12 21:08:57

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Raspberrysorbet Sat 01-Sep-12 21:09:55

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<Offers cake. Always makes things better>

Raspberryandorangesorbet Sat 01-Sep-12 21:24:58

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LittleWaveyLines Sat 01-Sep-12 21:37:32

Rasberrysorbet - we had about a month of even more unsettled sleeping when we started solids.... It tends to correspond with yet another sleep regression as well I think....

If it helps, DD has all her teeth now... [hopeful]

Raspberryandorangesorbet Sat 01-Sep-12 21:40:51

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Raspberryandorangesorbet Sat 01-Sep-12 21:42:02

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If it's his digestion it should settle down fairly soon, and the same for teeth. smile Is he trying to roll or is he fairly static in bed?

LittleWaveyLines Sat 01-Sep-12 22:09:02

Sitting sobbing and ranting on here - oh and not giving her green veg at dinner... just lunch. Dunno if it helped grin

Raspberryandorangesorbet Sat 01-Sep-12 23:02:27

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Lychees Sat 01-Sep-12 23:35:28

Is anyone still awake? I'm downstairs sitting with a crying DD. She just won't sleep unless she's in mine/DH's arms. And now my arms ache and I've sent DH to bed as he was up until 3am with her today and DS was up and loud as usual by 7am. Anyway, I've put her down on her cushion for a bit to see if she'll cry herself to sleep. I confess I tried a soother today ... I'm not that keen on them as I hear/read they can become a hinderance in the long term but she spat it out anyway so I don't know why I spent so long umming and ahhing about whether to try one.

Raspberryandorangesorbet Sat 01-Sep-12 23:43:14

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Lychees Sat 01-Sep-12 23:55:47

No, unfortunately, I've tried a Close Ring Sling, a Baby Bjorn and a Infantino. She hates them all. I've picked her back up and calmed her down several times now but every time I put her back down to give my throbbing arms a rest, she immediately starts crying again. I'm planning on carrying this on until her next feed in an hour or so, then hopefully, she'll be so tired, she'll fall asleep on the bottle.

Raspberryandorangesorbet Sun 02-Sep-12 00:01:52

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Raspberryandorangesorbet Sun 02-Sep-12 00:03:26

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Lychees Sun 02-Sep-12 00:12:55

I have to stand up and do half-squats. She likes the up and down movement. It burns the old thighs but I get to do some pelvic floor exercises and butt clenches whilst doing them ... it's always a good idea to find some positives to keep you going, right? grin. I have two other ways to sway her; going from one foot to the other (works the outer thighs); then twisting from the waist (helping to get rid of the mummy tummy faster?). I've been doing these so much, I thought I should glean some benefit from it too.

She might actually be falling to sleep now on her own .........

Hope your lo is a bit more comfy tonight.

Lychees Sun 02-Sep-12 00:15:27

Thanks for chatting. I don't feel so alone. When you do tagteam-parenting, it often gets lonely.

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