Tara - posted on 03/01/2009 ( 25 moms have responded )
Any tips on coping with the sleep deprivation? I keep hearing i should sleep when the baby does but after he wakes at about 8am hes awake til about 12 or 1pm & by then there are bottles that need washing & sterilising (im bottle feeding), washing that needs doing because he has run out of vests to wear & i need to eat too! So by the time i've done all that & got some food shopping or paid the bills etc he's awake again.
He generally wants feeding every 3-4 hours but some days i have spent 5 hours just constantly feeding him, usually in the morning or in the evening.
My husband helps when he's home & does his fair share of night feeds when he hasn't got work early the next day but he works shifts so sometimes he's out til 11.30pm & has to be up for work the next day at 6.30am so he has to get some sleep.
My little boy suffers from colic quite freuqently too, and it's usually in the morning or evening again so when im alone it's quite stressful. I've tried a few different colic drops, at the moment he's having gripe water which helps abit.