So I'm having trouble getting my little one to sleep at all hours of the day. I wear her most of the time, however she does enjoy her tummy time and kicking so i put her down a handful of times during the day to experience this and burn up any energy she has. I wait until she starts yawning, rubbing her eyes, or just isn't happy doing anything (as sometimes this comes before the yawning or eye rubbing). Then I wrap her up and pace in the house. Music is a must as it helps her settle and I'm hoping that she'll get use to blocking out noises when she's sleeping (like doing the dishes) But It seems as she's getting older this task is becoming harder and harder and nearly impossible if we're at someone elses house. I love babywearing and don't want to give it up but I'm not sure if it's what's good for her. This weekend I went to MIL house. I spent 21/2 hrs trying to settle her down. I even attempted to nurse her to sleep several times. I went into a dark room, hummed, played music. Everything I could think of but she refused to go to sleep. I'm constantly getting comments like "Your creating a high needs baby. Because she will sleep for no one else", "You should be able to eat your supper instead of having to rock her to sleep, this is bad for your baby". We ended up leaving because my lo eyes were swollen from rubbing them so much but she refused to give up to sleep. By the time we got her home she was over tired and took another nursing sessions and hr of pacing before she rested her head for 20 min. When she woke up i nursed her and we went to the adult bed where it took me another 1/2 hr to get her to sleep. Once she was there the rest of the night went fine. Is this abnormal??? Or is it just because she's so curious? Any suggestions on how I can help her settle faster to bed (wrap/bed, at home or out somewhere)? Or is this just a matter of it being a stage?? Some nights she screams and arches her back when she's in my arms to go to bed. I lay her on the bed beside me and she'll calm but will not go compleatly to sleep once she a very drowsy I'll bring her back in my arms and she'll go out like a light. Sorry I needed to vent and you mama's are the only other ap individuals I know. Thank you for all the wonderful support you've given me!
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