It has now become so bad that he screams from about 8 til sometimes midnight before he goes to sleep! He sleeps for about 10minutes in the crib and then wakes up! It's really tearing on us and im crying a lot, its so hard to see your baby hurting like this! Tomorrow ill try formula tho.. I feel like i have less milk from the stress. And he usually falls asleep on us, i know thats a bad habit and we're kicking ourselves for it now! :( im trying to get him to fall asleep by himself, but i need some advice there too..
My lil an is the same way..... It is really hard in the middle of the night for him to get to sleep. He will got to bed at 7pm and he is up at 10 pm errr and won't go back to sleep till 4am...I am going to try and feed him more and see if that helps....
We thought our daughter had colic because we had tried everything at night. It turns out that she wasn't getting enough to eat and was crying herself to sleep at night. I was breast feeding and I was producing about 3-4 ounces every hour or two but she was very hungry. We had to switch to formula and she ate 4 ounces every 1 1/2 hours from 5pm to 10:30 for the first 2 weeks after that. Stopped the colic immediately. How much is your child eating? Just a thought.
I have a 5 month old. He used to be cranky and sleep very little during the day, and not go to sleep until 12 or 12.30 at night. One week end, I kept watching him the whole day (made my schedule secondary) and at the first sign of him rubbing his eyes, I took him to bed, dimmed all lights, placed him next to me and sang to him (he was playing and making noises for 15 min and then went to sleep). I kept doing it twice during the day and at night again at 10.30. Couple of days later, he went to sleep by himself at 9.30. This has become regular now. He sleeps between 8 and 9.30 pm now and wakes up refreshed between 7 and 8 in the morning (and takes two 1 hour naps in the mornings).
Babies might not go to sleep due to any of the following reasons: 1. Cannot sleep on his own 2. Adults' schedule affects his sleep schedule (we might have been shopping, cooking, working etc during baby's sleepy time) 3. Thinks it is play time always (my husband plays with my son a lot and every time my husband lifts him, even at 2 am, my son thinks its play time) 4. Something might be bothering him (teething, trying to roll over/crawl/sit up, feeling cold/hot etc)
The list might be endless, but I think if we keep trying one of these solutions we might hit the right one in a matter of one week's time.
P.S: Sorry for the lengthy post, I hope it was useful to some extent.
I definitely have the same issue and my son has outgrown all swaddling blankets =( I was hoping at four months he would be sleeping longer, but no luck so far...We do get in some good nights, but most nights it's up every 2 hours. I would love to hear suggestions for older babies.
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My son was the same way till I got the SwaddleMe from Kiddepotomus. It looks like a baby straightjacket, but boy does it work it gives him the feeling of security and comfort. They are about $10 and come in variety of sizes. Its worth a try!
My lovely baby Isac sleeps max half an hour in the stroller, and when we stop he's wide awake and kicking! It's such a struggle getting him to sleep during the day, and he doesnt go to bed at night before 11 when he's been crying for 2-3 hours...... What could be wrong? Tips?? Does anyone have the same problem?!
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