Wednesday, February 27, 2008

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Thank you all for your fabulous advice. I am for sure going to try to put him down as soon I see the first yawn...that might be my problem. When you have two, you for sure are not staring at your baby all day and this is a reminder that I need to watch his cues a little more! :) This is one of the many reasons that I heart have an unlimited resources when you need it!


Linsey said...

Just remember to give yourself a break sometimes. I know that with 2 I feel guilty a lot more than I did when I just had one. I thought I would know more with the second, but it is like I forgot how to do simple things and took Gage's wonderful naps and sleeping through the night for granted. I forgot how much work babies are. You are doing a good job and just keep trying some things. I know that for my kids, more sleep=more sleep; less sleep=less sleep. Hope that helps!

thehirschgang said...

Hey Michelle-
I just saw your last blog...definitely try to put him down while tired, but not overly sleepy (yawning is definitely a cue). One thing that wasn't mentioned- are you "nursing" him to sleep?- feeding him and then laying him down? A lot of times people think that babies are supposed to do that, when in fact, it only aggitates their bodies. Who likes to eat a huge meal and immediately go to sleep? It even makes us sick. Babies need to be fed, and not hungry, but not stuffed and stuck in bed. Maybe having a routine of eat, play/waketime, sleep will help his stomach to settle, get gas out, and then the clues of sleepiness will be seen better as well. Every baby has their cranky time too, so maybe that's a part of it. All three of my babies (who are all VERY different!) slept through the night at 6 weeks doing this routine- not regimented, but predictable. It is based from BabyWise. Crying it out- we did pretty early, but always with a set time limit and after knowing they're not hungry, have a clean diaper, burped, and not hurting from some outside source. We did three days in a row, 15 minutes max, around the same time of day (different for each baby) and they all were fine after day 3. They have to learn to fall asleep on their own- just like we often wake up in the middle of the night and are able to make ourselves go back to sleep.
Anyway, try it- these are suggestions that worked for me.