Baby babbles all night 😩(8 Posts)
DD is nearly 5 weeks old. She is hit and miss with her sleeping at the moment but that's understandable as she is still very young.
Our issue is that she babbles in her sleep all night. When she is in with me and I am feeding her she is so peaceful then when I move her to her basket she starts babbling, hiccupping or crying in her sleep. Poor DP is absoloulty exhausted because even when she is asleep she is making too much noise for us to sleep! Any advice is gratefully received!
We had this problem. As we are evolved to hear and jump at every squeak, we were getting no sleep, and it was killing us. We moved our baby into his own room at 7 weeks, and we've all been sleeping so much better. I know it's against sids guidelines, but if you are low risk on other factors, may be worth considering. Many will say don't risk it, and that's a very valid viewpoint, but for us the thought of another 4 - 5 months of no sleep was not feasible. Frankly, with how little sleep we were getting, we were a danger to our baby (and others) when driving et cetera.
I don't know if it's coincidence, but our baby has also started sleeping much longer stretches at night. We are all much more happy and sane.
On the other hand, if you can't bear to take the risk, it might be a phase? Babies change so much, yours could be different by next week.
Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
I used to go to bed v early, my husband did a bottle feed at about 10 and then brought the baby up to our bedroom. Then I'd be in a deep sleep. I found the babbling and hiccuping worse from about 4am so I would move the Moses basket into the spare room after that feed and sleep until she next woke.
Dd was a very noisy sleeper for about the first two months and then it settled down. She sleeps silently now at 8 months, and resettles herself about 70% of the time from sleep crying waking her. Maybe get some earplugs for the parent who isn't getting up to do night feeds if you don't want to put DC in their own room. DD choked on her sick when she was a few days old and went blue so I can't bring myself to put her in a different room to us yet as I'm not convinced the noise from the monitor if anything happened would wake me. Plus she still feeds in the night and as she is ebf I don't want to be tramping back and forward all night as I would get even less sleep.
I couldn't sleep with mine in the same room as me. They were in their own rooms from very early weeks. I didn't even have a monitor on as hearing them snuffle and burble through it kept me awake too. I heard them if they cried. Mine are adults now and when I had them there were no issues with this. I know advice has changed a bit now.
When she is in with me and I am feeding her she is so peaceful then when I move her to her basket she starts babbling, hiccupping or crying in her sleep.
Baby must be exhausted. This babbling, crying noise means baby is either not actually asleep, it is in a very light and therefore restless sleep.
I think you are focusing on the wrong thing. Rather than thinking:
o 0 (How can we sleep through this noise)
I would be thinking:
o 0 (How can I encourage baby into a deeper sleep so we all get more restful sleep)
At 5 weeks old baby should be mostly sleeping all of the time. Over 24 hours awake time between one sleep and the next might be as short as 20 mins, or as long as 1h. But not much more.
To have extended chunks of poor quality, light sleep overnight, while not unusual, isn't something is just accept as "that's just what baby does". My focus would be on getting baby into deeper and more restful sleep.
Thank you everyone.
How can I encourage a deeper sleep from DD? She is our PFB so we are a bit clueless.
A swaddle is very good for settling a restless newborn. You can buy giant swaddle muslins for a few pounds, nice and cool for the warm weather.
I would also suggest a dummy, it helps baby settle through the light sleeping phase into a deeper sleep.
As going to sleep with dummy and swaddle, placing your hand, fingers spread to cover a wide area, in baby's chest leaning close to babies ear and doing a long, gentle shushhhhhhhhhhh helps too. I used to sometimes rock my hand (whilst in this position) from side to side while doing this.
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