WARNING!! long and drawn out post!
Kira is 5 months old now and since 8 weeks old has hated nights. She is an angel of a day and sleeps regularily through the day. Unfortunately for me i cant catch sleep durin the day due to my 3yo and running my online business which is also demanding more and more of my time as well.
Come 7pm at night Kira starts winding up. It doesnt seem like colic she doesnt bring her knees up or seem like shes in pain a all she just starts crying and seems like she cant fall into a deep sleep so all night she just dozes on and off and about every 15/20 wakes up crying. She is swaddled and will sometimes take a dummy but most often she doesnt want it. Iv tried leaving her un swaddled. I have a strict bed time ritual of bath, massage for Kira (thomas doesnt like it) then quiet time when i read to them (both kids) then bottle for Kira then into bed. Kira goes off to sleep after about an hour of crying and occasional resettling from me then wakes up about 12-1am and starts with the 15 minute intervals of restless sleep and crying.
She has been doing this since about 8 weeks. Docs cant find a reason medically for the behaviour and im getting more and more exhausted every morning and more frustrated each night. I honestly dont know what to do.
If anyone has any advise or critisism i would love to hear it.
Oh and she is a bottle fed baby and is on Novalac Sweet Dreams which is the only formula that doesnt give her tummy upsets!!
Answer by elizabr at 8:00 PM on Mar. 31, 2011
Answer by rebel.mama at 8:15 PM on Mar. 31, 2011
Answer by MamaSince2005 at 1:50 AM on Apr. 1, 2011
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Answer by JustCantWait88 at 5:13 PM on Apr. 2, 2011