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2 sleeps during the day makes a difference

It’s been suggested a few times to us, that maybe keeping our baby awake all day would make him so tired, he would sleep all night. The opposite in fact, turns out to be the case. All we got was a very grumpy baby who was impossible to settle. Over the last 3 months, we’ve noticed that if Lucas has two short sleeps during the day, he usually sleeps through the night. Have we cracked his routine? Time will tell so we will keep you posted.

Misery loves company

Sometimes it’s just nice to share a quiet moment – rare that they are these days and usually between 2 and 4 am but beggars can’t be choosers. Cup of tea and a cream slice really took the edge off the stress of the night’s event’s. back to bed for two and a half hours quality shut-eye.

a Dad’s perspective

Just because Sue does all the nightfeeds and running to and fro when Lucas kicks off, doesn’t mean I don’t do my share. Although monkey number one was ‘cracked’ shortly before the birth of monkey number two, he too, still has his moments. Last night was one of those moments. 45 minutes of sheer tantrum (including slapping and kicking – Fe, not me). Nothing could console him so not sure if it was a nightmare or he had a temperature or whatever. Brought back some bad memories and also the thought that things can go pear shaped at ANY time – so don’t get complacent. And DON’T take that sleep for granted.


Still not understanding

One of the most frustrating things about a sleepless baby is that some people you meet often think they know why your baby is not sleeping, and that somehow, you are doing something wrong. They may not say these words exactly but somehow an off-hand comment can seem quite cutting and a snippet of advice like “Why not try tiring them out during the day” will only make you angry. Sarcasm is never a good response and often a punch is deemed inappropriate. People who are parents themselves often forget what you are currently experiencing.
“Mine were good and slept for 12 hours every night as soon as we brought them home from the hospital.” Another classic.

Tired and tested

Not a great night’s sleep, last night. Two disturbances. a wet mattress and then a full bottle. Ho Hum. Onwards and upwards