Mother of Reece - 24/01/03
Hope this helps, let me know how you go.
Glad to see another queenslander on here.
Which hospital did you have your baby at????
Nicole, Bayley 3 and Jordan 18mths
I had Reece in the Gold Coast hospital in southport.
Mother of Reece - 24/01/03
mum of 3 boys aged 11, 13 and 14
I also start the night off with a bath or shower and a massage and a feed and she goes straight to sleep. This has worked for me. keep us in formed of what happens.
Lee,QLD,18/12/02 baby girl 26/09/05 baby boy
My son is 11 weeks old and he had a really good routine up until about a week ago. He was sleeping 8 hours at night and didn't sleep very much at all during the day however he was very happy and content to sit in his rocker or on his play mat. Now that has all gone out the window. He still has a good sleep at night, although it has reduced to 6 hours and he is very tired and grizzly during the day. I put him to bed because I know what his tired signs are and he goes straight off to sleep however he only sleeps for about an hour and then wakes. I try to settle him but he wont so I get him up and he is only up for about 20 minutes and looks tired again so I put him back to bed and then he goes straight off to sleep for another hour.
I feel like I may be doing something wrong with trying to settle him. It would be easier if he just had a 2 hour sleep in one go.
Has anyone else experienced a change in their babies sleeping patterns?
I was determined not to go thru that again if I could help it.
Do you leave your sons blinds open during the day?
Like all first time mums I supose I made the mistake of leaving his blinds closed all the time to help him sleep I thought.
Apparently this actually upsets the babys natural body clock!
I found a good video and bought it online by an American Paediatrician Dr.Jeffrey Hull.
It shows you techniques on how to find your babys "natural bedtime".
My 2mo daughter sleeps b/w 2-4 hrs during the day and b/w 6-7 o/n. We have even had a 9 hr night! Yippee!!
If you interested the website is sleeptight.com.
The Dr. is also available via email and yes he actually does return your emails!!
I think the video is $19.95. I cannot remember if this is $US. Ask the Dr he can tell you.
Will keep an eye for any success posted.
Good luck from one who has been there!!
Was the Dr. Hull technique easy to follow? Did it involve controlled crying? I Have a 1 month old and doing controlled crying, but hoping to get her to sleep longer at night, I am due back to work early Sept. My baby sleeps between 2-3 hour intervals at night at the very most. Was it safe to order the video from oversease? Thanks AKA Potter.
Rhodes, ACT, 1mth baby
MY 2 YEAR OLD DIDN'T SLEEP THRU THE NIGHT TILL 18MTHS. DON'T WANT TO GO THERE AGAIN!
DD5, DS3, DS lost to SIDS at 6mths & DD6m