Gemma - posted on 03/18/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
My 25 week old baby girl is rapidly becoming a nightmare! She has always been fussy and loud, but it is just getting worse. She used to be a good sleeper, and really happy to nap during the day, but she is suddenly changing the routine! We think her reflux is getting worse, so sleep training is having to wait until she is on the right medication for it, but nightimes are the worst!! She is very aggressive, always kicking my tummy when I am trying to dry her after a bath, and is always unsettled.
After her bottle before bed, she becomes drowsy, for a few minutes, then boom, wakes up and wants to play! Trying to put her in her cot is also a trauma. She will not lie flat. Now we though it was due to relfux, but I am not too sure! She will back arch her way up to the very top of her cot, until her head is stuck against the top, and then she starts screaming. So it is hard to get her to sleep, and then if we manage to get her off, she wakes constantly. She is teething, but all the teething remedies do nothing!
I am at a loss. We have tried to stick to a routine, keep her nursery dark, not talk to her when feeding, try not to make bedtime stimulating, but nothing works. I found a lullaby video on you tube, and it made her cry.
I am a first time mum, and although I always expected it to be a challenge, it has been so very hard. Any advice or suggestions? I am struggling to cope.