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!
<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.
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.
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.
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? . 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 .........