Unsettled nights

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  1. samantha_sarah

    samantha_sarah Proud Mummy to Ruby Mai

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    Rubys a dream in the dayn to look after but from 12am onwards shes a nightmare!

    I change her, feed her, wind her and cuddle her until she drops off but then as soon as shes in the moses basket she gets unsettled and starts whining!

    Even if shes asleep she will wake up as soon as i place her in it.

    MW said to leave the tv on but its made no difference whatsovever.

    She just wakes up as soon as shes in the basket!

    Im at my wits end as im getting NO sleep lol.

    Any ideas on what to do?
     
  2. moomin_troll

    moomin_troll mummy to zane and corey

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    zane hated his moses basket so i started to co sleep from lack of room really but he sleeps fine in his cot(well did until hes started acting like a newborn with teething)

    so mabe try her in a cot if u have 1 yet
     
  3. jms895

    jms895 Well-Known Member

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    Same here hun, most of the time I have him in bed with me on my nipple as its the only peace I get at night :(
     
  4. moomin_troll

    moomin_troll mummy to zane and corey

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    i loved co sleeping zane used to sleep thru the night from 1 month old it was great i could sleep!

    now he hates sleeping with me i miss it lol

    the amount of times i fell asleep bf was unbelievable haha
     
  5. sadiescooby

    sadiescooby Well-Known Member

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    Oh my 1st was a truly horrible baby so I hope I can help you. Have you tried adding an extra mattress/towels to the moses basket to make it a bit comfier? Have you tried giving her a dummy? Have you tried wrapping her up real tight in a blanket? Also try lining it with one of your dirty T shirts so she can smell you.

    With my daughter I ended up buying an electric swing for her and she'd sleep in that as long as it kept moving. It really was a godsend, although £££.

    Hope this helps.
     
  6. mama2b

    mama2b Mummy & TTC

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    I can't offer you any advice as im in the same boat as you but wanted to let you know im feeling your pain !!!

    I would also welcome any advice !
     
  7. samantha_sarah

    samantha_sarah Proud Mummy to Ruby Mai

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    Thanks hun, tried it all though :cry:

    looks like we'l have to put her in the cot loL!
     
  8. embojet

    embojet Molly and Ethan's Mummy

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    Don't have any advice, but wanted to give :hug: as I am in the same situation.
     
  9. Tinax

    Tinax Expecting new bubba :-)

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    jms895 Well-Known Member

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    Same here Tina, Caine stays in the basket when asleep then as soon as he wakes for first feed, he wont go back and wants nipple dummy all night :(
     
  11. Sovereign

    Sovereign Well-Known Member

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    Charlie used to be like this but OH wasn't working at the time so we did shifts. It will get better though. x
     
  12. Gwizz

    Gwizz Boys Rule!

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    I had prob where Ben wouldnt sleep in the basket on his back so i placed his back slightly proped on a blanket, on his side nearly and he settled then (he suffers from reflux and had a fluid chest when born..) HV also said to place basket in the cot in his room, so then we werent waking him and vice versa.
     
  13. xxxjacxxx

    xxxjacxxx My Eggo is Preggo!

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    Aww hun, Leo is sorta doing the same thing! Hes fab in the day but night times are a little frustrating, although he does go off eventually.

    My godsend is our Boppy chair, it lies right back and he loves to sleep in that! Its sooo comfy and snuggly and gently vibrates to soothe him. I will put him in this if he doesnt settle in his basket.
     
  14. samantha_sarah

    samantha_sarah Proud Mummy to Ruby Mai

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    lol rubys the same with her rocker! xxx
     
  15. Fossey

    Fossey Mummy to Larissa

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    Pink or white noise!!! I bought a mini ipod for liss, with a little speaker. Downloaded a pink noise cd onto it (Pink noise is nicer to listen to than white noise) Anyway it settled her everytime she woke! It doesn't work now but did when she was a few weeks old up until around 9 weeks.
     

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