My child is doing my fucking head in (2 Viewers)

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Actually, when I say 5-6 AM for the first couple of years, that was year 2-3. Year 0-1 it was every hour, and awake frequently from 2.30 - 4.30 or something savage like that. Plus the next two girls that came along as well. Their brother, who's now 4, sleeps from 8 AM - 7.30 AM and has done pretty much since he was around 1. Even when he was 6 months old, I'd go into him if he woke up and say "Go to sleep" and he'd say "okay" AND DO IT. Boys rule.
 

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The old Pick Up, Put Down or what worked for you?

something I just remembered that we've found very useful from a number of perspectives.

the old sleep deprivation makes it very hard to keep track of trends/routines as they'll always be subject to change whenever the little one is feeling a bit off and needs a bit more comfort, or goes through a developmental changes etc. we found ourselves arguing over what had happened in previous evenings/nights/days so we started to keep a note book that logged all the naps, when they went down at night etc.

i guess its something that would be useful regardless of how you were approaching the whole sleeping thing
 

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something I just remembered that we've found very useful from a number of perspectives.

the old sleep deprivation makes it very hard to keep track of trends/routines as they'll always be subject to change whenever the little one is feeling a bit off and needs a bit more comfort, or goes through a developmental changes etc. we found ourselves arguing over what had happened in previous evenings/nights/days so we started to keep a note book that logged all the naps, when they went down at night etc.

i guess its something that would be useful regardless of how you were approaching the whole sleeping thing
can also be entered into evidence as contemporaneous notes.
 

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civil servant checking in. we have every meal & poo of the last 20 weeks documented and filed.
 

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ours are sleeping quite well at the minute. they have moved into their own room. first week i stayed in with them, since friday they have been on their own. waking up a couple of times a night, but a dummy loaded with Calgel does the trick.

so in essence i've cracked it. it's the easy life for me now bitches.

calgel ftw. got 6 tubes delivered to my folks in the north.
 

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ours are sleeping quite well at the minute. they have moved into their own room. first week i stayed in with them, since friday they have been on their own. waking up a couple of times a night, but a dummy loaded with Calgel does the trick.

so in essence i've cracked it. it's the easy life for me now bitches.

calgel ftw. got 6 tubes delivered to my folks in the north.
Mine still wakes up on the hour, every hour. Actually just started with the Calgel as well.
 

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nightmare. week before last ours were killing me. T2 up at 3am, only thing that worked was holding her to stand on the windowsill looking out for an hour/90 minutes. when she went down T1 started mooching...

we started on 'solid' foods last week, and getting them to finish the last bottle at 7,30 appears to really help.
 

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God guys, I'm just in the stage of my life where I'm "thinking about kids", and this thread has scared me. Not because I'm afraid of missing sleep, but because there's so much information about what to do and what not to do and then conflicting information that says the opposite. You're all superheroes.
 

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but because there's so much information about what to do and what not to do and then conflicting information that says the opposite
This here is the essence of parenting advice. Check out "attachment parenting" versus "the contented little baby book".

Parenting is not something that can be mastered. It's something you and your kids and co-carers all improvise together. Same as any other relationship

So don't worry. All kinds of morons raise apparently healthy and happy children
 

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This here is the essence of parenting advice. Check out "attachment parenting" versus "the contented little baby book".

Parenting is not something that can be mastered. It's something you and your kids and co-carers all improvise together. Same as any other relationship

So don't worry. All kinds of morons raise apparently healthy and happy children
Nicely put. It is more or less exactly this thought which is keeping me sane these days :)
 

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ours are sleeping quite well at the minute. they have moved into their own room. first week i stayed in with them, since friday they have been on their own. waking up a couple of times a night, but a dummy loaded with Calgel does the trick.

so in essence i've cracked it. it's the easy life for me now bitches.

calgel ftw. got 6 tubes delivered to my folks in the north.
is calgel like calpol? my mother used to give my twin brother and me a spoon of calpol every night before bed (the 70s drowsy calpol). it was known as "nicey" in our house. for years, my first wish in a three wishes scenario was to swim in a swimming pool full of calpol. probably number 2 or 3 now.
 

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