Heather - posted on 03/10/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
This week has been a tough week. Little Mr got the flu and all the good stuff that goes with it - sore throat, conjunctivitis, snotty nose. We cleared it up within a week without it spreading but, he has started to wake at 2am again for a night time feed. He has not done this since he was 3 months old (he is 6 months now) Any tips about how to get a full nights sleep again or do you think that it will go away by itself? I feel like from 2am until 5am he is restless and wriggly even after I feed him. He refuses a dream feed unless you count a 10ml as a feed?
My 2nd question, when he is in bed he has started to roll, roll, wriggle, roll, even over the positioners to try stop this. So, he has his butt n the air and face straight down and hands by his side, he cant get out of that one by himself. When the positioners are not there, he ends up squashed in the corner,neck bent, leg out the bar of the bed. Is this at all dangerous, he gets in possitions he cant get himself out from, should I be scared of suffocation at this age? There are no toys or blankets in the bed, just him getting in weird possitions.
Third and last, he is 6 months, not at all a fat boy but definitely T A L L, he wears 9 months + PJs and has nearly grown out of them. He just doesn't stop growing. But, he H A T E S drinking and eating. He will finish maybe half a bottle 4 times a day, he blows raspberries when we give him solid food. It is a real effort to get him opening his mouth. This was before he got sick too and, he wasn't waking during the night. He might drink 500ml in 24hr of formula. It is minimum. It is not effecting his growing but I am worried that it could lead to other deficiencies?
So, there we have it - Scared he is going to suffocate, is he eating enough and how to get back to a full nights sleep!