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Chicci1 Sun 23-Nov-14 12:20:02

Would really appreciate any advice on my babys sleeping (or lack of it). Dc1 is six weeks, bottle fed and not sleeping at all at night! Last night she literally screamed from 10pm to 6.30am. The night before it was until 5.30 am. She only stops crying to have her bottle which she loves. She is napping ok during the day and is happy during the day but after 3pm despite my best efforts, she will not sleep. The grouching usually starts at 6/7pm and descends into screaming by 10pm. I'm going to try gina ford routine but an worried there's something seriously wrong. We've tried infacol, colief, comfort feed etc. We're going to the paediatrician for a check up this week. I'm terrified he will dismiss us as I really can't cope any more. Are there any particular tests I should push for\issues I should raise with him?

mumofboyo Sun 23-Nov-14 13:35:14

Sorry for saying the wrong thing but have you tried a dummy? my dd was like this and we tried several types of dummy before finding one that she took to - this helped her settle massively.
Have you also tried skin-to-skin contact and co-sleeping? or taking it in turns with your dh/p (if you have one) to stay up with the baby?

mumofboyo Sun 23-Nov-14 13:39:12

you could also take a course in baby massage and baby yoga - both helped my dc with their trapped wind and colic.
dd had reflux and infant gaviscon helped her - as did the dummy and keeping her upright after feeds, gentle winding by rocking and rolling her rather than patting.
what about different sleeping positions? dd was older when we tried this (nearly a year) but she slept much better and more peacefully when we put her on her tummy.

Bellyrub1980 Sun 23-Nov-14 20:06:17

Why are babies always so unsettled at night? WHY?!

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