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08/04/2014 at 17:09
08/04/2014 at 20:22
Overtiredness has been my arch enemy from day 1 and we still battle it now! 2 hours is a fairly long time to be awake at her age I think. I've always gone by baby whisperer awake times for S and they've usually worked out about right - up to 3 months he could only stand 1hr30mins before he was really tired.
Our bath, feed, bed routine only really started to be familiar to S at 3 months as well, even though we had been doing it for weeks and weeks by that point. White noise might help her to settle? Keep all the lights low and speak in hushed tones to keep stimulation to a minimum. Hope some of that helps x
08/04/2014 at 21:47
Hi. At a month old we didn't have a bed time or anything like that, just made sure he slept regularly whenever that may be. I agree that 2 hours is probably too long - I only say in hindsight; I remember S being awake for 5 once!!! Nightmare! He probably did have a solid sleep late evening from early, maybe for 4ish hours but it was downstairs after a big feed and wasn't set in stone so we didn't really think of it as bed time. I think we just bathed as and when the opportunity presented itself because we didn't really know him well enough to say what time he would want something like that and he was obviously changing loads, pretty much weekly. Sorry that's probably not a lot of help, but for setting in the crib we found warming it with a hot water bottle first, and slumber bear, the extractor fan (or white noise) were helpful. His deepest sleeps were always immediately following a feed. When we had to jig he was no doubt at the over tired stage looking back and would nod off at the extractor fan and scream awake if we dared to sit down - even though he was still in our arms!
Good luck - I bet A isn't the only over tired one, I really sympathise x
09/04/2014 at 04:35
She went down without protest at 10:30pm. She woke up after 1:00am and I've just managed to get her back to sleep and she was awake the whole time! I tried everything from the white noise to self-settling, swaddling and the comforting her but she would not budge!
I'm exhausted! She has completely crashed out now so hopefully I can get some sleep too.
I hope this is just a phase...
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