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Old 05-18-2012, 07:21 AM   #1
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Looked like the other one was slowing down, so I figured it was just as good a time as ever to put up a new one!

DS is teething his molars. He's only been sleeping 8 hours at night and 1.5 at nap.. and I keep waking up to pee and not being able to go back to sleep. I am EXHAUSTED, but thankful that the aches and pains of pregnancy are holding off. I've only gained 28 pounds and I really think that's part of it.

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Old 05-18-2012, 08:28 AM   #2
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I hope your sleeping gets back to semi-normal soon! I figured I should read a book on getting my child to sleep when my brain still works. It makes me laugh though because it says not to start before 4-5 months old, avoid times where the child has major developmental milestones, a growth spurt, or a change in their life (ie mom going back to work). So um, I can't sleep train my child until elementary school then? I may need to read some other book and see which method works best since this book (sleepeasy solution) is bordering on the ridiculous so far.
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I keep waking up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep for hours! It's getting really annoying
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:10 AM   #4
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I did that last night... Woke up at 4:30 and started freaking out about not having enough cloth wipes. Wth?! For some reason, it seemed like a huge deal. Just sent Roni my co-op order. Maybe I'll sleep well now!
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I hope your sleeping gets back to semi-normal soon! I figured I should read a book on getting my child to sleep when my brain still works. It makes me laugh though because it says not to start before 4-5 months old, avoid times where the child has major developmental milestones, a growth spurt, or a change in their life (ie mom going back to work). So um, I can't sleep train my child until elementary school then? I may need to read some other book and see which method works best since this book (sleepeasy solution) is bordering on the ridiculous so far.
Actually it sounds like that book is pretty realistic children like adults don't sleep well when there a lot going on. None of mine slept through the night until they were over a year old and even then ocassionally wake up some nights. Keep in mind that breast fed babies actually need to eat every three to four hours, that's how their digestive system is designed so sleeping through the night just isn't realistic until thy are quite a bit older. Yes there may be an ocassionally exception to that, but it's the exception not the rule.
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I did that last night... Woke up at 4:30 and started freaking out about not having enough cloth wipes. Wth?! For some reason, it seemed like a huge deal. Just sent Roni my co-op order. Maybe I'll sleep well now!
Lol I am glad I am not the only who has middle of the night wake ups over silly things, one night I was panicky about diaper pins, and I have plenty, but I was upset at the idea of only having pink ones in case I had a boy lol, thing is it makes no difference cause most of the fitted I made have some pink in them anyway so boy or girl they will have to deal oh, the things that seem like a crisis in the middle of the night
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DS is teething his molars. He's only been sleeping 8 hours at night and 1.5 at nap.. and I keep waking up to pee and not being able to go back to sleep. I am EXHAUSTED, but thankful that the aches and pains of pregnancy are holding off. I've only gained 28 pounds and I really think that's part of it.
My dd is teething right now too, the other night she must have woken up crying about 12 times. Last night I gave her this and she slept through! This stuff has worked or me in the past too (the other night I was just too tired to think straight or I would have given her some then too).

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I hope your sleeping gets back to semi-normal soon! I figured I should read a book on getting my child to sleep when my brain still works. It makes me laugh though because it says not to start before 4-5 months old, avoid times where the child has major developmental milestones, a growth spurt, or a change in their life (ie mom going back to work). So um, I can't sleep train my child until elementary school then? I may need to read some other book and see which method works best since this book (sleepeasy solution) is bordering on the ridiculous so far.
I haven't read that book (though I think I have read almost every other!), but that advice is pretty normal. Babies are always going through something. My conclusion is it is a miracle they ever sleep at all lol.

The best book to read for newborn sleep and soothing techniques, in my opinion, is The Happiest Baby on the Block. The five Ss the book discusses were such a lifesaver for us!

The next book I would read is Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child because it gives you some great info about newborn and baby sleep that can give you realistic expectations and some helpful how-to advice.

I would also really recommend The Wonder Weeks (there is a book and website), not for sleep advice but for great info on development and fussy times and when to expect them and what to do about them. Then you won't wonder why your angel baby suddenly turned into cranky baby at week six--most every baby does! Knowing what to expect when really helps you keep your sanity.

You weren't asking for advice, but in case you wanted any, there you go!
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I am having a really frustrating time with DD's diapers lately. Even though she's worn these diapers for the last 20 months with no problems, they started giving her rashes everywhere urine touched her skin. She started to get REALLY red, but the red would go away quickly (within the day) after she was cleaned up and put in a disposable. So I stripped the diapers with a few squirts of dish soap and then added some grapefruit seed oil extract as I heard that can really help get rid of urine build up (I thought that might be a problem). I went through that whole process, which took an entire day, and then tried a diaper on DD. Instant rash once she peed. So I've been using disposable inserts with her cloth covers since. It's frustrating me, though, because the longer I take to figure out this problem, the more money I spend! Ah!

DH put her in a cloth diaper a few days ago, and she got an instant rash again. Even though it's been a few days since, the rash is getting worse, and now it's looking like yeast. Ugh. It's mostly just on the front part of her girl parts and a little between her legs.

So even though I spent the whole morning rinsing and rinsing and rinsing the diapers (without dish soap or anything else this time), I am now running them through a wash with laundry soap (Charlie's, which I've always used and DD has never reacted to before) and some tea tree oil, hoping that will kill the bacteria if it's yeast this time.

If this doesn't work, then I'm going to guess that something is just wrong with her pee. Maybe it's too acidic or something? She has a doctor check in a few weeks, so maybe we can do a urine test then...
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Melyndie- thanks for the other suggestions. I think knowing that I'll be trying to BF as long as possible and knowing how that will cause her to wake more for eating makes doubt some of the info. They suggest waking up an hour before the feed to feed her so she doesn't wake out of habit. Well, I can tell you that when I start eating consistently an hour earlier, then I just start getting hungry at that time instead of later. I can't imagine my baby wouldn't be any different. I just figure it's still easier to demand feed than set an alarm clock to wake me up. I read the 5 s thing online so don't think I'll buy the book (reviews seem to indicate that the book just has extra fluff that isn't worth buying since the info is online). I like the other site you mentioned though. That will certainly help remind us that our child is not the spawn of Satan but a victim of her normal development. And then god knows what hearing the pager go off will do her. Ahhh...the joys of being on call with a baby you want to cosleep with!
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