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popsycal Tue 28-Oct-08 13:49:03

DS3 is wonderful. He is almost 7 weeks old and placid and lovely and has just fitted right in.

BUT
Oh yes. The sleep fsiry is not being kind again.

I know he is only little but he is so SOOOOO unsettled at night. He wakes, I feed him. Put him in moses basket either drowsy or asleep and he wakes again. I jig him a bit, put him back, he wakes again. This goes on until he wants another feed. Then by 4am ish I get so fed up that I end up sitting up holding him til morning an hour or so later.

I try to encourage him to have a good feed when he wakes but he tend not to feed well betwee 12 and 4 and I suspect that he is hungry but not getting enough as he is sleepy.

At least he has stopped pooing in the night now - was even worse before!

Really praying that he is not another ds2 (who, for those interested in my ongoing sleep deprivation) is having a minor relapse after improving dramatically.

I even peeped at a certsin routine based parenting book in tesco today for advice - so please MNer - help!!!!

RaspberryBlower Tue 28-Oct-08 14:32:30

Mine started sleeping quite a lot better around 8 weeks, which I think was partly developmental, but here's what we did (bearing in mind her sleep has gone rubbish again at 5/6 months, so maybe you should ignore me!).

We abandoned the moses basket which she hated and used a rocking crib.

We put a hot water bottle in the crib and took it out before putting her down.

We sometimes took her into bed when all else failed to get some sleep.

We established some sort of routine before bed - bath if they like it, massage etc.

We used one of those noise maker things on the cot - one with natural sounds which sent us to sleep too.

popsycal Wed 29-Oct-08 11:23:28

i reallly cant do this all again]
ds3 hardky slept last night - I can see this turning out like ds2.
sorry having a bad ady

RaspberryBlower Wed 29-Oct-08 18:36:14

Poor you - it's awful. I'm just away to my bed at 6.30 so I can get enough sleep as dd wakes up every couple of hours. You will find a way to cope, though, and it will get better. I would recommend the co-sleeping, just to get some sleep. DD goes in her cot now, so no problems that way.

MingMingtheWonderPet Wed 29-Oct-08 18:49:11

AAh, Popsy, not again.
Am feeling grouchy today as DD is poorly (same age as your DS2, same postnatal thread) and she has been waking a lot (coughing and then needing a drink, wee, cuddle etc.)
You must be feeling it right now, maybe DS3 will settle down (hopeful emotion) and DS2 may get better again?
I console myself with the fact that D1 (an early riser, but otherwise good) will be able to get a paper round when he is old enough and play towards his board and loadging grin
Fingers crossed for a good night tonight xx

BoysAreLikeZombies Wed 29-Oct-08 18:51:21

Awww popsy, it's grim.

No words of advice just a shedload of sympathy.

popsycal Wed 29-Oct-08 19:47:17

we co slept last night and it reminded me how it is even worse.

also ds2 sometimes crees in during the night and I am afraid he would squash ds2

anyway
i feel a bit brighter
thanks everyone

Hulababy Wed 29-Oct-08 19:49:57

Oh I really hope DS3 gets more settled at night soon for you; fingers crossed.

Saggarmakersbottomknocker Wed 29-Oct-08 19:57:51

Oh Lordy Popsy - hope you don't have another incredible non-sleeping child <grim>

None of mine slept well in the moses basket - much more settled in the cot - nor on their backs either; I used to put them on their sides <note - not advising this BTW> Fingers crossed for a better night.

Neenztwinz Wed 29-Oct-08 22:25:34

My DTs used to feed all night, got better at 7 weeks. My DS used to take ages to settle after a feed in the night till I took him to an osteopath (he was forceps delivery). He has been like a different baby since. Would def recommend it.

Is he getting enough to eat during the day? You don't have to resort to GF, just make sure he feeds every three hours at least (wake him if necessary to feed him in the day). Then he shouldn't be so hungry during the night.

I feel for you, kit must be hard woth other DCs, I remember when my DTs were that young I used to get about three hours sleep a night (not all in one go!)

BoysAreLikeZombies Thu 30-Oct-08 12:38:56

How are things popsy ?

popsycal Thu 30-Oct-08 21:42:06

oh I am ok really - feel quite upbeat most of the time. Ds3 has just got his nihgt and day mixed up i think. Because I am carting the other two around alot, he falls asleeo in the car s tends to get a lot of day time sleep. He has slept tons today

aberdeenhiker Fri 31-Oct-08 12:36:32

hugs! My DS2 (21 weeks) is another non-sleeper, just like his big brother was and it's so horrible isn't it? I've tried just about everything but I'm realizing that it's just the way he is and I need to focus on the fact that it doesn't last forever! (My DS1 sleeps 12 hours a night now at 2.5 years and it's heaven!).

popsycal Fri 31-Oct-08 20:43:08

my ds2is nearly 4 shock sp it seems asthough it lasts for ever to me!!!

popsycal Mon 03-Nov-08 10:05:27

we had a small break through last night courtesy of infacol

slept a long stretch in the evening - 4hours shock
then woke every 2-3 hours which is huge progress. He burped really easily then settled back to sleep well.

At 5am I forgot the infacol and he couldnt settle

so I will persist

littlerach Mon 03-Nov-08 10:14:27

I feel your pain, Poppsy, and remember your ds.

If I'm honest, dd2's poor sleeping is a major factor in us not having any more.

Last night sounds like a better night anyway, and hopefully your ds2 will go nack to sleeping again. smile

popsycal Mon 03-Nov-08 14:12:58

littlerach we werent having anymore either hmm

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