Reverse cycling

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Reverse cycling

So I think Ronin may be reverse cycling. When he has had teeth coming through he drops off his bottles at daycare, but nurses fine over the weekend. When he doesn't have a tooth coming through he still take around 15oz at daycare. Last night was the worst, he had about 6oz at daycare and wanted to feed all night. I only doze while he feeds so between about 10pm and 4 am (he had about 30/45mins sleep at 7:30pm then another feed and slept from about 8/8:30 to about 9:30pm) the biggest chunk of sleep I got was maybe 20mins, 4-5am he decided it was play time, and 5-7:30am he slept.
So how do I stop him reverse cycling if that is whats happening?

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That's precisely what's been going on in this house the last few days. Teagan would not settle last night unless she was latched on. I'm beyond exhausted. It's happened before. Every time she gets more teeth. I don't have any advice really. Teagan goes back to sleeping normally after the teeth bust through. Her daycare ladies say it's really common for babies to take less from a bottle during these teething times.

I've broken down and given her tylenol once or twice. It makes a big difference with how well she sleeps. The thing is though that she doesn't seem to be in pain so I feel guilty given her tylenol if it's just for my benefit. So, I suffer on. Frozen teething rings and chew toys help during the day but nothing but my boob helps in the middle of the night.

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I have given panadol a few times as well, but he has been crying and seemed in pain, but once it was just to try and get him to settle a bit more as he was fussy. I was told that the ear pulling and stuff is supposed to be helping them with a headache from teething so I sometimes wonder if that is it when he is fussy. I also see it as being to his benefit as he needs sleep as well. At least panadol is mild, my family keep suggesting I dope him out on phenergan to teach him to sleep.

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So I asked my mom what phenergan was and she was like "why?" I told her what you wrote and she was like, "omg!! What's wrong with people?!" Yeah, think I'd pass on that stuff. Wink

I did give Aiden half a dose of Tylenol earlier this week when his first tooth was poking through. He was going into screaming rages out of no where from it. He does want to nurse more frequently due to teething, but it's more popping on and off over and over and over. Very annoying and I can't sleep through that at all. He won't let me check his mouth, but I'm pretty sure his 2nd one just popped through or will any hour.

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Aiden's teeth have great timing don't they! :rolleyes:

Is phenergan like benadryl? There's a special kind of person that dopes their kid up on benadryl just to get them to shut up.

Night number 4 (or 5 or 6, I'm in a daze) of non-stop nursing was a blast. I finally got a peek in her mouth and it looks like numbers 6 & 7 have moved up a lot in the last few days and numbers 8 & 9 have busted through. That makes 4 bottom teeth and 5 top teeth! Almost halfway done!

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At least Teagan is kind enough to get it all over and done with quickly for you, instead of over a couple of years like the rest of us.
Info on Phenergan. I was prescribed a half tablet for chronic ear aches that they couldn't find a cause for when I was 13 and that half tablet made me sleepy.

We had a good night last night, only a few wake ups through the night. He passed out in the car around 6 after I went for a 4km walk and woke up around 8/8:30, but then it took forever to get him back to sleep because he wanted to play.

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This sounds like my every night. If you figure out how to stop it let me know!

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Thats us here too. I give him humphreys when he is in alot of pain.