From: toto on
On Sat, 16 Jun 2007 15:06:23 -0700, missjessiee(a)yahoo.com wrote:

> My son sleeps in a bassinet, and tonight its going to be the crib. He
>is bottle fed and i even tried the cereal thing, DOESNT WORK!!

At 3 months, cereal may just cause more upset tummy. It's not worth
it and he doesn't need it.

>I keep a fan going in our room at night so there is a constant humm.
>He takes about 3 naps during the day. Not good ones either, one at
>10am for an hour then another one around 2pm for an hour(hopefully)
>and then the last one about 4ish for 30 minutes or even less. Its like a
>little pick me up for him then he's good again.

My ds at that age took *catnaps* rather than full naps. He didn't get
into a real nap schedule until he was around 6 to 8 months old and
then it was two naps per day. What time does he wake up in the
morning? Often babies need to go back to nap after only a hour to two
hours after waking at this age. Have you tried putting him down after
a shorter time? Also, he might sleep better propped in his car seat
or infant seat than in the crib. If he has some colic or reflux, the
back to sleep position probably is not very good. He may also be
starting to teeth. Is he drooling? Can you feel that his gums are
swollen a bit? This doesn't mean the teeth will come through right
away, but he may be feeling them moving.

>I think u r right about the book though. I was trying to hold him off
>on a feeding when has only been 2 hours and he was screaming!! I fed
>him nows hes happy.

Please feed him when he is hungry even if that is only 2 hours. 3 to
4 months is a big time for growth spurts and he may want to eat more
often or to have a bit more each time. I breast fed so I can't really
help with bottle feeding, so maybe someone else can chime in here
on that score.

>Thanks for trying to help me:)

No problem.


--
Dorothy

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that can be heard unless someone listens ..

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From: Ericka Kammerer on
missjessiee(a)yahoo.com wrote:

> My son sleeps in a bassinet, and tonight its going to be the crib. He
> is bottle fed and i even tried the cereal thing, DOESNT WORK!!

No, it often doesn't, and it's a choking hazard to
boot.

> I keep
> a fan going in our room at night so there is a constant humm. He takes
> about 3 naps during the day. Not good ones either, one at 10am for an
> hour then another one around 2pm for an hour(hopefully) and then the
> last one about 4ish for 30 minutes or even less.

Hmm...you might want to try jiggering those times a
bit. When does he get up in the morning? Babies are often
ready to go down for a nap within two hours of waking in the
morning. Is it possible that you are missing his early sleep
cues? By the time they get to fussing and rubbing their eyes,
they are often overtired. Although it seems counter-intuitive,
when they're overtired, they often have a harder time getting
to sleep and they sleep less well. If he wakes in the morning
at 7am, maybe try to get him down for a nap by 9am, and maybe
the next nap closer to noon-ish.

> Its like a little
> pick me up for him then he's good again.
> I think u r right about the book though. I was trying to hold him off
> on a feeding when has only been 2 hours and he was screaming!! I fed
> him nows hes happy.

They have tiny little bellies, and when they're hungry,
they're hungry! Babies who are hungry don't sleep well.

Best wishes,
Ericka
From: Chookie on
In article <1182031583.972420.168690(a)n15g2000prd.googlegroups.com>,
missjessiee(a)yahoo.com wrote:

> I think u r right about the book though. I was trying to hold him off
> on a feeding when has only been 2 hours and he was screaming!! I fed
> him nows hes happy.

The book is not very specific about how to hold a baby off from a feeding, is
it? How did you try to do that? I think you did right to feed him, anyway.

I'd suggest you find a better book, too. It isn't the only one around. My
recommendation is Robin Barker's Baby Love, but she is Australian. You might
be able to get it on Amazon.

--
Chookie -- Sydney, Australia
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"Parenthood is like the modern stone washing process for denim jeans. You may
start out crisp, neat and tough, but you end up pale, limp and wrinkled."
Kerry Cue
From: dragon on
My DS would not sleep longer than 6 or 7 hours for the first three
years of his life, so that meant we could not have an 8 or 9pm
bedtime. If he went down so early, he'd be up at 2 or 3 in the
morning and not fall asleep again.

If your child is like this, you'll have to wait longer to put him down
at night. The only way I could get a full night's sleep was to put
him down at 11pm. I missed having grown-up time in the evenings, but
getting some sleep was more important to me than that.

For what it's worth, DS began sleeping through the night at about age
four.

dragon

From: Sarah Vaughan on
missjessiee(a)yahoo.com wrote:

> My son sleeps in a bassinet, and tonight its going to be the crib. He
> is bottle fed and i even tried the cereal thing, DOESNT WORK!! I keep
> a fan going in our room at night so there is a constant humm. He takes
> about 3 naps during the day. Not good ones either, one at 10am for an
> hour then another one around 2pm for an hour(hopefully) and then the
> last one about 4ish for 30 minutes or even less. Its like a little
> pick me up for him then he's good again.
> I think u r right about the book though. I was trying to hold him off
> on a feeding when has only been 2 hours and he was screaming!! I fed
> him nows hes happy.
> Thanks for trying to help me:)

Does he seem hungry when he wakes during the night? How much does he
take at each of his night wakings, and how much at his first feed in the
mornings? How does he normally get to sleep for naps and nighttime?
What do you do at each of his night wakings? How dark is the room in
the early hours of the morning?


All the best,

Sarah
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