I don't know what to do...

Eden - posted on 05/02/2014 ( 20 moms have responded )

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My baby is right at two months and it is such a battle to get her to sleep any during the day. I don't know what to do. She seems to either need to ne swaddled to sleep or right next to me and I'll swaddled her and breastfeed her but then she gets all sweaty on her head neck and face. So ill take her up stairs unswaddled and put her in the bed next to me to get her into a deep sleep and same thing all sweaty around her head. She has developed a heat rash along the edges of both sides of her face. Now if I breastfeed her and shes not swaddled the minute I put her down shes up again and won't go back to sleep. Now if I take her upstairs she won't fall asleep unless shes next to me in the bed or nursing. She never gets enough sleep during the day and gets really cranky and tried by the end of the day then its twice the battle getting her to sleep. I just don't know what to do, and at night she is a great sleeper, will nurse fall asleep and stay asleep for about 4 to 5 hours I don't get why the day time is such a battle and she sweats more during the day time feedings.

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Eden - posted on 05/07/2014

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Iv heard it can be hard to potty train. And its a good idea not to let them see anything get flush, they think its still part of them n it can be traumatizing. Every child ia different n some aren't potty trained until three.

Eden - posted on 05/07/2014

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Im going to have to re learns all those kiddy songs from childhood days, I have a book with a few of the songs It lol. Although I was told it doesn't matyer what ur signing to babies they just like hearing u.

Tameka - posted on 05/06/2014

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My son is 2 years old and potty training is not going well at all, he fuss when he is put on the potty what should I do to make it better.

Maggie - posted on 05/06/2014

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My guy likes silly songs, as soon as I start reading he looks up at the ceiling fan. Bored!! Ha! Ha!

Eden - posted on 05/06/2014

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Thank u I will definitely try signing. I read to her n sometimes rhat works sometimes not so much lol.

Eden - posted on 05/06/2014

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No he said just try to keep her cool when she sweats n as long as its casue she against me or something not not casue shes too hot its okay, as soon as I put her in crib she stops sweating. I just hate it casue of the rash but doctor said thats okay too it'll clear up on its own eventually. I just don't know how to keep her cool.

Tameka - posted on 05/06/2014

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I have had this problem with my son when he was smaller, but when I started singing to him he fell asleep alot faster and he stayed asleep for awhile

Maggie - posted on 05/06/2014

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Hi Eden. I talked with my friend and she said 73 degrees might be too warm for ur little baby girl. She said 70-71 degrees might be better. I would check with your pediatrician. And certainly not to scare you, but I know that the Academy of Pediatrics suggests that the baby not be too warm for fear of SIDS. Definitely worth a call for a recommendation from your pediatrician.

Maggie - posted on 05/06/2014

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But, she's younger....maybe needs the temp at 73. . Not sute when their body starts to regulate their own temperatures. Did the pediatrician suggest a good temperature for the house during the day when she is sweating?

Maggie - posted on 05/06/2014

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Same here on the thermostat. Generally we keep it around 71 during the day and 72 at night. Our room has a lot of windows though so it can get hot in there. Sometimes I put the ceiling fan on too both day & night if he feels warm. I always check the baby monitor for the temp bc our house heats unevenly.

Eden - posted on 05/06/2014

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Could be, babies in general work for thier food n burn calories maybe shes just wokring a bit more then normal, or eating more then normal lol, girl has an appetite. Do u have a set temperature u keep his room or the house (the hospital told us 73) but it bounces around with the weather.

Eden - posted on 05/06/2014

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Lol thanks, sometimes I co-sleep with my little girl (she falls asleep n sleeps really well lile that) but for some reason our sheets make her head sweata llittle n my hubby reallllly Hayes when we co-sleep, I've been doing it for a yr tho? N no problems, I think people worry ur gonna roll onto the baby or something, I can't get in a deep enough sleep when we co-sleep.

Dakota - posted on 05/06/2014

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My daughter is 1 and we have alwas breast feed to sleep and co slept. So when she goes for a nap I lay with her in bed and breast feed her til she falls asleep, then I will sneak out once she is passed out lol

Maggie - posted on 05/05/2014

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Glad appt went well. :) It's a tough balance with temperatures. I don't want him to be too warm so I turn on the AC or fan, but then his hands & feet feel cold.
My Mom told me that I sweat like crazy when she would feed me. I wonder if she's working really hard to get the milk?

Eden - posted on 05/05/2014

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Oh yea very alert :-) n thanks all looks good, a little rash is normal just don't know how to get her to stop sweating.

Maggie - posted on 05/05/2014

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She sounds like she's very alert already. ...that's a good sign. :) Of course that makes life a little more busy for you. Hope the doc visit goes well today.

Eden - posted on 05/05/2014

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Aww I thinknits cute to watch babies wriggle all around. Well she does get bad gas, n I actually have her check up today. She eats a lot, too much I think, I was told growth srupt only last a couple days. I feel like she gets over tired so when I try to get her to sleep she is fussy even though shes tried. Its like she try to stay awake during the day, like she doesn't wanna miss the action.

Maggie - posted on 05/05/2014

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Hi! We swaddle him at night and he's almost 4 months. During the day around 1 I will swaddle him for his big nap, but that's because he has become a wiggle worm. :) If she won't sleep after daily feedings, do you think she might have gas? After feeding does she only cry when you are trying to put her to sleep? Have you asked your pediatrician if she might be going through a growth spurt?

Eden - posted on 05/05/2014

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Thank you! This problem just recently started. Oh and yes before she was born we bought n watched happiest baby on block. I do have a sleep sheep with background noise I could try. How old was ur boy when u stopped swaddling him or does he still get swaddled. I read that at a certain age babies don't need to be swaddled to sleep but most of them like it.

Maggie - posted on 05/05/2014

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If she's sleeping during the evening already than you are one lucky mommy! :) How long has the daytime issue been going on? Our little guy went through phases. One month - slept tons during the day easily. Two months - much more alert....slept during the day, but much less. Now at almost four months he sleeps after every other feeding. Daytime he has lots of cranky moments!!!
I think (and I'm no expert), but maybe try not to swaddle her during the day unless it's for a power nap. Our guy does that around 1 p.m. each day. When he fusses during the day, I cradle him in my arms, do the "shushing sound" and walk around in a dark room while rocking him. If u have a white sound machine - turn that on too (not too loud though). She might cry a bit and fuss, but she'll feel safe and the movement seems to help. Have you read the "Happiest Baby onthe Block"? Great book & someone gave us the DVD. You can buy both on Amazon new or used. Helped us a lot. I'm sure you have tried all of this before, but if not - hope it helps. Best of luck & congrats!

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