Erica (son over 1 year)
I wish all the success. I hope i have helped you in some way.
Michelle, NSW, 7mth son
Every time he screams, struggles etc but I persist. When he was younger it use to take me a long time , up to an hour to settle him and that drives you crazy. Not much you can do but wait for this period to pass. And it does. Joshua now takes about 10 minutes to settle by giving him the dummy and walking away. He must go to sleep on his own.
I have found that lately my baby won't settle during the day on her back, I tryed her on her stomach and I had a win. Asleep in no time.
It you don't feel right letting your baby sleep on its tummy, wait till there asleep and roll baby over.
Couple drops of Lavender oil in the bath also might help (cheaper then buying J&J) settle baby.
Lee,QLD,18/12/02 baby girl 26/09/05 baby boy
Melissa, Vic, 2 yr old and 2 month old
My friends say that boys are just more wakeful than girls. Not much help either.
Perhaps more stimulation during his play time would help him to sleep longer. I found the jolly jumper (available from Target) really helpful. Baby needs to be able to hold his head up to use this.
Also, Gymbaroo is great for babies and they start classes from 6 weeks.
My other suggestion is to contact (or join) the Australian Breastfeeding Association. They offer excellent advice and can even have a counsellor come to your home to give advice.
Good luck and hang in there with the breastfeeding!
He screams and cries and carries on and if i let him carry on it'll last for an hour or even longer sad
But for now untill i go to Riverton (it's a place run thru child health for children out of routine eg, sleep deprived, children hooked on dunnies, children wont eat etc) (if interested ask your child health nurse if there is anywhere you can go to help you with routines etc like a day stay but longer and you go to them) nyway back to the point, for now i'm persisting with putting him into his cot and patting him on either his tummy or bottom of the nappy with my head turned so i'm not looking at him and so he cannot see my face, untill he starts to drift, this seems to work, i hope you manage to find some useful information in what myself or others have said.
goodluck and let us know how it went. smile
1 wonderful boy 6 and another on the way