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.
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!
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.
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.