Sleep and naps

Pradnya - posted on 09/26/2013 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hey moms , my daughter is around 7 months old she doesnt nap during day and ends up having 3 naps each around 15 mins max . Takes lot of time to settle down for these naps . Sometimes even gives lot of sleep trouble at night . She is being very cranky during day and its tough to entertain her . I have to nurse her to sleep and for naps along with rocking sometimes . Is that ok ... Any advice

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Alison - posted on 09/26/2013

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I feel for you. My first had to be nursed and held to sleep and she got her nights and days mixed up, it wasn't very fun. I wish I was the sleep fairy and could help you out. I think a 7 month old should be sleeping more than that during the day. Maybe there is something upsetting her tummy like an allergy or she needs more of a routine before going to sleep and throughout the day. For my little girl, I think we didn't burp her enough and she wasn't digesting my milk well. But the instinct for her was to eat more to make her tummy feel better, but it made it worse instead. I thought this article might be helpful. http://voices.yahoo.com/how-moms-help-in...
I also think she needs to learn to fall asleep without being nursed to sleep. Its hard to be a human pacifier, at least it was for me, and when they're not actively sucking it's even worse. It will also help her as she grows up not to rely on you completely to fall asleep. Maybe if you rearrange your routine so you're feeding her when she wakes up, then burping and playing before swaddling and laying her down again that would help eventually. It may take some sleep training and some crying, which is hard. sorry. You could also try some white noise (fan, sound machine, soothing music).

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Pradnya - posted on 10/04/2013

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I can understand I miss my sleep too . I have just started 1 to 2 feeds i hope she sleeps well now . She is tired n cranky but when I put her for nap sshe is up again in 15mins . Last 2 days she took nice 1 n half hr nap in morning today again back to pavilion .I hope it settles down soon . I wonder how it will be once she starts teething . Thanks for replying god bless Tk Cr

Julie A - posted on 10/04/2013

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Yes, after staring solids she slept through the night. It was great, then along came the teething. With that she had runny nose an was congested so It made it uncomfortable for her to sleep. Thats a whole other story.I miss my sleep.

Pradnya - posted on 10/04/2013

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Thanks A lot for replying . I have just started solids . Did ur baby sleep better after starting outer feed ?

Julie A - posted on 10/03/2013

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Or maybe she's still hungry and going thru a growth spurt. Around 7 months is when I noticed my milk supply go down, so my husband gave her 4 oz of formula after I bf her and the rest was history. Good luck!

Pradnya - posted on 10/03/2013

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Hey wanted to thank u again for ur advice . My lo now takes an Hr nap in morning I m still working on eve nap . Thanks for ur help . Tk Cr god bless u n ur loved ones

Pradnya - posted on 09/26/2013

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Thanks Alison u just brought to my notice I don't burp her sometimes . Will Try out . Tk Cr

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