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1 month old sleep help!!

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NatalieP92 Sun 03-Jan-21 17:18:29

So my son is a month old and we are struggling a bit getting him to sleep. He's taking an hour to take his bottle and then can take an hour to an hour and a half to settle and then he seems to wake within half an hour!! I know he's overtired but how on earth do you settle an overtired baby? We've tried variflow teats, but this seems to aggravate his colic horrendously!

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NatalieP92 Sun 03-Jan-21 17:20:14

Meant to say we tried the variflow teats to try and speed up his feed and shorten his awake windows!

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MrsSmith2020 Sun 03-Jan-21 17:36:19

Have you tried giving infacol?

MrsSmith2020 Sun 03-Jan-21 17:37:54

Also, I'm am BFing so slightly different circumstance but a night feed can take me 45 mins and then about 30 mins of gentle winding and soothing before our DD will be placed back in the next to me.

It's hard going, have you contacted your HV for advice?

NatalieP92 Sun 03-Jan-21 18:31:36

Yes tried infacol and gripe water too. The infacol seems to help more and have been giving him that before every feed! He doesn't seem to be in quite so much pain as he was, I've noticed the cry is different. I think he's just overtired for the most part and I know that can then make it harder for them to fall and stay asleep and I think thats the issue we are now having. I have spoken with the health visitor about his colic she advised that we change to comfort milk which we have and seems to be working for the colic, he's just fighting going to sleep!

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BeautyAndTheBump1 Sun 03-Jan-21 18:57:19

How are you trying to get him to sleep? Rocking / white noise / swaddling / glider chair always helped us x

NatalieP92 Sun 03-Jan-21 19:00:16

We're rocking him and play white noise too. Have tried swaddling and he really really hates it!

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Daisysandviolets Sun 03-Jan-21 21:04:23

Might not work but I do LG last feed in as dark room as possible so there is no stimulation and play white noise while rocking her I'm BFing so slightly different but I find this works as she struggles with overtired ness and won't switch off otherwise she sometimes fights me for a few mins but then it works. X

DressingGown87 Sun 03-Jan-21 22:15:21

My DD is 11 weeks now, and she went through a stage of not wanting to sleep, (she had CMPA, reflux etc but this was after we sorted that) and crying through being overtired. I tried rocking her, cuddling, everything, but she would just scream. I found she just wanted to be on her own, put her down in her cot, and she went to sleep. At first she wanted her hand stroking, but she just didn’t want to be held. Now when she cries from being tired, I just give her the dummy and put her down. It seemed backwards to me at first, as I though babies wanted to be comforted and held, but she just likes to not be contained if that makes sense.

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