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Old Jan 7th, 2011, 12:51 PM   1
Pixxie
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How to get an overtired baby to sleep!?


Lyra has been awake for 6 hours and is now in a right state, she won't stop crying and won't drop off she keeps almost going to sleep and then waking up again. I've tried swaddling her, the dummy, walking with her, feeding her to sleep but nothing is working.



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2011, 12:53 PM   2
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Try swaddling and then rocking her in the pram, that sometimes works with Leni. Sometimes they need to be layed down and rocked. Are you breastfeeding? If you are swaddle baby and feed her on your side. This also works for me sometimes.

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Old Jan 7th, 2011, 12:55 PM   3
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Poor little one and poor you. Have you tried taking her out in the car for a drive if possible, or out for a quick walk in the pram?



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2011, 12:58 PM   4
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my lo was in a right state yesterday! and like you tried feeding etc, so i calmed her down by playing with her, strange as that sounds.
i held her up facing me, talked, laughed and slowly she calmed down. then i put her to the breast and she fed and later put to bed and fell asleep.



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Old Jan 7th, 2011, 13:01 PM   5
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when finn is over tired (or jus plain tired) i stroke his nose... it literally never fails! or i put him in his car seat nd go for a drive... he's never been awake for an entire car journey in his entire short life.



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2011, 13:06 PM   6
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When Savannah gets over tired i hold her close to me and dance to Cheryl Cole fight for this love she loves that song always calms her down as she nods off i slowly stop dancing and and turn the music down...



 
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She's just started to drop off in my arms swaddled. Will try the pram if she wakes, thanks. Xx



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2011, 13:31 PM   8
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Ahhhh, I feel for you! My LO was exactly the same yesterday. She woke after 15 mins after a walk in the pram but I found that having a feed and then a cuddle on me worked for her! She was the same, so overtired that she didn't know what she wanted!

Hope she sleeps for you soon!



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2011, 13:35 PM   9
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Is she in the midst of her three week growth spurt? Our DS was a nightmare during his! We did the whole dummy/swaddle/shh thing. DH took him for a drive up the motorway which worked to get me an hours sleep if nothing else! It was over in a day or so. Hope your LO settles soon.



 
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Old Jan 7th, 2011, 13:35 PM   10
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I hold Fin tight against me in a sort of cradle hold but with his body more turned into mine. I rock, shhh and pat his bum. He screams through it and it's not nice in your ear but it does calm his down eventually xx



 
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