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    What tired cues does your baby show? I'm so out of practice that I forget all this!

    M is a VERY happy baby, but I've noticed recently that if I miss his tired cues and don't get him to bed quickly it's MENTAL TIME around here. When he's overtired he screams uncontrollably and won't even nurse. It's so sad. This morning I watched the clock for when had been up 1.5-2 hours knowing he'd be getting tired soon. I nursed him and he went right to sleep, no sadness. I need to learn to see more cues.
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    In general she gets cranky. When she is not mad about something and is still screaming her head off, won't go to the breast or take a paci, I swaddle her, hold her tight and she's out within 5-10 minutes.
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    I hate when I miss that "golden window" for putting them to sleep. If you wait too long it IS a madhouse! Ethan doesn't rub his eyes or anything, he mostly just starts getting fussy when he is tired. I guess I am still figuring it out!
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    Jonah will fuss some. He also gets this sleepy look in his eyes. It seems like he kicks more and harder when he gets tired. I don't know if it because he is trying to stay awake maybe?
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    I've noticed the spazzy kicking too. K did that also.

    Noelle - are you swaddling in the day? I'm trying not to but it would really help with sleep. I've just heard you can't do it 24/7....

    The Golden Window is such a good way to put it. LOL. Missing it SUCKS. Ugh.
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    Ema looks for a soft place with er cheek.... Only way to describe it, she covers her face too so cute
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heatherbella View Post
    Noelle - are you swaddling in the day? I'm trying not to but it would really help with sleep. I've just heard you can't do it 24/7....
    I've never heard that. I do alot, but not all the time. I've let her take naps in her swing sometimes to0....shhhh

    I don't think my parents swaddle her much and just put her in the sleep blanket I gave them.
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    Around here they aren't even recommending swaddling anymore because the binding of the hips can cause hip issues apparently. Some people say to just keep them out of the swaddle for X number of hours a day. I can't remember the exact number. We still swaddle but our blankets are quite loose at the hips. We swaddled DD a lot.
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    She's out of the swaddle 70% of the day and I really only do it on her arms and it is very, very loose on her hips and legs.

    It just really does the trick to relax her down for a nap or bedtime
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    I hear ya, we swaddle all night...which is 11-12 hours a day.
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