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Old 09-22-2012, 02:00 PM   #12
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Re: Balancing your needs with the needs of an intense baby

I could have written the OP.

DS was diagnosed with silent reflux after I insisted on testing and that has helped about 30%. He's still pretty bad. I HATE cry-it-out but when I started drying up because I was eating half a meal a day, something had to give. So he cries in his swing for like 15 minutes 2 or 3 times a day so I can eat something fast. He does usually fall asleep before the time is up.

Getting him into a routine has helped a lot. Our morning and bedtime routines are solid, but the middle of the day is still total chaos. He fights his sleep and he does SO much better when he's well-rested.

We swaddle him for bedtime and for naps. And he does need darkness or else he becomes overstimulated.

Like I said, we're better but not best yet at 3.5mos but I think I sort of kind of see a light at the end of the tunnel. Take care of you, mama.
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