user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
Nov 28th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting whoknowsx:</b>" Hhaha I will try ANYTHING."</blockquote>

The trick is after my LO stops screaming I give him the b**b and he will latch on. By the time the songs over he's out cold. It's worth a try. Good luck :)

buddhababy 1 child; Spain 378 posts
Nov 28th '12
Quoting whoknowsx:" I actually just purchased that book yesterday so I'll try to find time to read it! I read the other ... [snip!] ... the other book you recommended and I loved it and felt so much better. Thanks for all of your help. You have been priceless!"

Haha yeah I basically live my life through books so I consult them for pretty much everything but I'm so glad you liked it! :D

Weissbluth is not exactly a page turner but definitely informative. I like that it's broken down into ages and developmental stages so that you can just read chapters and don't need to tackle the whole thing at once.

First Time Mama :) Due July 12; 1 child; Pennsylvania 343 posts
Nov 28th '12

my dd was the the same, but I didnt know she was overtired, until we got a routine going. She would cry for hours in the evenings, I thought it was colic, but here it was because she was OT. I follow this schedule every day, Eat, Activity and then sleep or Activity Eat then sleep. My dd is a different baby now. We get up every day around the same time and go to bed at the same time. I really try to follow her cues and she is never awake more than 2hrs at a time, or she is really hard to get to nap. Try reading the baby whisper by tracy hogg. Just try laying your baby down as soon as the baby cues you, I wouldnt let them cry or anything, but eventually your baby will know. At first my DD only slept 15mins at time for naps, but now she sleeps at least an hr with a 2hr nap. I swaddle and use the paci and she knows it is time for a nap, rarely does she protest lol She goes right to sleep:)
Her book states this.... Awake time for babies, then time for a nap.
Newborn 50-60 mins
1 month 60 mins-hour and 15
2 months 1 hour and 15 - 20 mins
3 months 1 hour and 20 - 30 mins
4 months 1 hour and 45 - 2 hours
5 months 2 hours - 2.25 hours
Late 5 months/early 6 months 2.25-2.5 hours
6.5 - 7 months 2.75-3 hours. Some are getting more.
8 - 10 months 3 - 4 hours. Some are getting more.
11 - 12 months 3.5 -4.5 hours. Some are getting more if moved early to 1 nap