crying remedies for baby

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nmpiche's picture
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crying remedies for baby

Hi All. Caroline was up for 4+ hours last night crying. In the middle of the night. I got batteries for the swing today. Any tips for getting at least one 4 hour stretch of sleep? You would think I would remember but I don't.

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I'm sorry about the late night of crying. Sad Nights like that are so tough. As far as getting a better stretch of sleep... Swaddling? Co-sleeping (or more specifically, bed sharing)? Gas drops or gripe water? Just throwing ideas out there. My first was not a good sleeper, no matter what. Some kids sleep and some, well, don't! It's no fun for anyone when they don't.

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THanks. Last night was better. She was up every 2.5 hours to nurse but would go right back to sleep. We do co-sleep (combo of in the bed with me and me in the bed in her room and her in her crib). I can't believe how much I have forgotten! Thanks for the tips.

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Joined: 04/30/07
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Oh no, I remember those. Our pedi made a point of telling us with both boys that in the first two weeks, it's totally normal for them to have a fussy period in the middle of the night, where they cry and nothing works. We didn't have it so much with DS2, but DS1 was the same as you describe, crying for hours and nothing we did made much of a difference. Glad last night was better, and hope it stays that way!

Totally agree on forgetting things! Four years is a long time! Smile

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DS1 did that for a bit at this age. So far Ronan has been super easy at night, although sometimes after nursing I can't get him back in his moses basket without waking him up, and he ends up in bed with us the rest of the night. But I'm OK with that, honestly. Anyway, swaddling was key for DS1 (Ronan hates the swaddle and always gets out of it anyway, and he's a good sleeper so we don't bother--funny how different kids are!) and doing the happiest baby on the block stuff: we'd swaddle him up, bounce him, walk around the house and shush him and eventually he'd go to sleep.

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I have the perfect remedy...Grandma. I am so grateful to have my mom stay with us for these first few weeks, not only is she my mother, but she is also a nurse so if anything comes up I know she is in the next room. I don't have it down yet, but my mom puts him back to sleep in 5 minutes...she is a miracle worker!

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Hi Rachel. Does you mom want to come over to my house? Last night we had another 2 hour crying session. It wakes DD1 up! I am looking forward to her growing out of it. I don't mind them during the day but I so want to be sleeping at night and I would let her cry more if I wasn't so worried about DD1 waking up.

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I'd try some gas drops? Or a massage? With Charlie she likes to be held a lot or sat up right. I hope you can get some sleep soon!!!