Hi, my LO is just over 14wks and still wants/needs to sleep near enough all day and night - I know I should see this as a blessing but its really not as she is constantly ratty because she is overtired and I spend ages trying to calm her and get her to drop off and then after 30 mins or so it all starts again We barely get any time to play or for her to practice tummy time or anything - I cant get a daytime routine going as I just cant tell when she is tired until she suddenly goes crazy or how many naps she should have a day or anything and its starting to get me down now I end up having to put her in her bouncy chair to help her nod off because I cant calm her xx
Hiya, i can't really remember what he was doing 5 months ago but i do remember having days when he just wouldn't settle but seemed to want to sleep all day. We still have pajama days Do you ever just lie down on the bed with her?
Have you tried going for a walk with the buggy? I have walked MILES with Adrian over the last few months. In terms of getting a routine, i wouldn't worry about it, she'll settle into one herself soon. There'll be plenty of time for tummy time and playing. Do you go to any groups? or things at set times? That helped me get a sort of routine going, i'd make myself go to 10am Rhyme time, so i knew he had to be fed and dressed etc by a certain time. If he got ratty and over tired, we'd just leave and walk the long way home... Or if you have a car, go for a drive?
I'm not currently doing this, but i was told that if i want to get him to sleep at the same time every day, to go for a drive or walk at that time and eventually he'll get the idea.
And don't be sad or feel bad, our vibrating bouncy chair was the best gift we got!!! Some days (and middle of the nights) it was all that would make him sleep!
My LO is like this, although I have no real routine I make sure to get him to sleep after he's been awake for a max of 2 hours otherwise he is the grumpiest kid on the block. He may not want to go to sleep but I rock him until he does as it's the only thing that stops the grump.
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