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**BabyReeves**

Lost voice from crying :(

Hi everyone, I'm in a bit of a sticky situation. My 3.5 month old relies so heavily on her...

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Oh forgot to add like Nursedebs said a comforter for bedtime is a good idea. My daughter has one these aden and anais comforters. Th...

Sarah-jane86

Bassinet and cot covers for animal protection.

Hi, I am in NSW and I have a cat that would definatley try and sleep with my baby when it comes. ...

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we have a mosquito net that hangs from the ceiling on all our kids beds I found that our cat did try to get under the net so I sewed...

Mummysbabyboy08

Mum needing zzz's

My wee girl is 8 weeks old tomorrow and at the moment is feeding every two hours day and night! ...

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Mummysbabyboy08 wrote: DD3 has always been feeding roughly 2-3 hourly but I thought that hopefully she would have stretched these ou...

Findbrendonandebony

Sleeping in a bassinet

How important is it to use a bassinet? I have a cot that has a bassinet height. Would this be saf...

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I had a bassinet but there is no reason. I'd ditch the sleeping wedge. Just swaddle and put them with feet down the end and a s...

lovemypigeonpair

HELP!!! really struggling to settle my 3 week old

i got into a good routine for one week there and she was sleeping great but now it seems to get h...

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Charlotte did same thing when she was old 6 days old so i give bath with Johnson's baby bedtime bath make sure she in soothing...

BelnBaby

Advice please! re 2nd hand Bassinet & cat

Hi everyone, Im very excited to be here! Ive been given a bassinet by a lovely lady but she did w...

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Thanks so much guys, Im just a little paranoid I guess..

Mamamia promoting The Gift of Sleep

Rosie Mumma wrote: Can't stand Mia Freedman full stop. +1 Sorry I can't be of help E...

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babymumma_420

first night in the cot

hey everyone, we got the cot delivered today (have been syked for a week knowing we were getting ...

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babymumma_420 wrote: we cant swaddle or use a sleeping bag as the weather in perth has really warmed up and we can only keep him in ...

babymumma_420

clingy 8 week old ??

my 8 week old son (9 weeks on thursday) has become VERY clingy. im talkin, wont fall asleep unles...

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He's a newborn baby. Of course he wants/needs to be held & cuddled, he's totally helpless and totally reliant on you, ...

Amy_Lau

Grizzly at 5 month

My daughter is almost 5m old, up until a few weeks ago, she was waking once at 3am. Now, she is w...

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My little boy is 5 months next week & is doing the exact same thing! Was only waking at 2pm & now wants to feed every 2-3 ho...

When to start a routine?

With DS we started a bed time routine around 4 - 6 weeks. He was fed on demand and didnt have nap...

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JoJo-NZ

Transferring from Moses basket to cot.

Hi, just wanted to see if anyone has any ideas on this one! My 10 week old sleeps really well in ...

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Good stuff. Eventually you will be able to just put her in the cot goodluck

Mo0

day sleeping

I'm sure people are getting sick of hearing about my wee ones sleep issues bt I really have ...

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I think im going to try to relish in the small victories

Mo0

day sleeping

I'm sure people are getting sick of hearing about my wee ones sleep issues bt I really have ...

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crystaal13

7 month old who still likes to be wrapped up

hey guys some advice would be awesome please... Ive never posted on here before but Im really in ...

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At 9 months my girl still loves her wraps and Iam not stopping wraping her untill she is ready. We all need our sleep whichever way ...

*Strawberry*

Raised bassinet mattress

My DD is 8 days old and so far is quiet a chucky baby. After every feed I make sure she is burpe...

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It's not SIDS recommended to do this. The reason it's contraindicated is that in this position, the baby is more likely to...

Mo0

sleeping in his bassinet

Well I would just like to say a small woohoo for myself finally got my wee one to fall asleep in ...

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So chuffed with my wee man, he even slept for 2hrs! Got up for 1.5 now he has just gone back dwn

babymumma_420

tips on how to settle an upset tummy?

My little man is 2 weeks old and being partly breastfed(im not producing enough milk anymore to b...

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Thankyou ladies for all the great advice. Im not trying to find the easy way out but being a teen mum and having a fussy baby most ...

How much sleep

DS sleeps 45min morning nap, 1.5 - 2.25 hr lunch nap and then 11/12 hr at night so all up 14/15 h...

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My kids averaged 12-14 hrs of sleep time a day at that age.

Mo0

sleep during the day

my 7wk old (almost 8wks) is so hard to get him to sleep in his bassinet during the day. he will ...

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Well I would just like to say that link is amazing! Thank you soo much for sharing that, I have been implementing some of the techni...

merryberry

just a hooray for DD

Well its been about two weeks now that DD has been sleeping through the night. She goes to bed ar...

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well done and yes I think it is 'official' now! my ds1 was 6 weeks,ds2 was around 7 months with "intervention&q...

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Sleepwear and winter

Just wondering what you put on your newborns at night. My house is very cold and I have been putt...

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I really wouldn't use an electric blanket as they can be really unsafe, especially in a bassinet. My DS hated being swaddled fr...

Amyreneewitton

Sleeping on his tummy is the only thing that keeps him asleep. Good idea or not ???

Riley just wont settle ever since his six week "jabs". As soon as his had a feed i do t...

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Without all the advice and help he wouldn't have slept so good I grantee it , I will try the face washer idea tomorrow. Se if...

2girls+1boy4me

6 week old day sleep

DS is 6 weeks old today, he seems to really struggle sometimes with getting to sleep. I settle hi...

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It's normal. My dd was very hard to settle. She used to take up to 2 hours. She started getting better from abput 7 or 8 week...

tarz13

Cot Mattress

How firm and thick does a cot mattress have to be? We just bought a cot and mattress together on...

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You can check out the Safety 1st Heavenly Dreams White Crib Mattress. It has high reviews on the Amazon marketplace. It is waterproo...

Amyreneewitton

My little boy is three weeks today , slept from 8-8 last night / this morning

My little boy is three weeks today , slept from 8-8 last night / this morning he sleeps for 3-5 ...

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Thank you so much for your help I really appreciate it

Snuffleupagus

What am I doing wrong?

So my dd is 2weeks and 3 days old and I've noticed a few new things about her that I want to...

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She was born on the 16th but close enough the last two nights she's been able to settle herself back to sleep. I put her back ...

iLoveMyBABY Girl

is my dd suppose to be

Is my dd suppose to be sleeping 10hours . Last night she went down 8.30 and woke up at 6.30 It ...

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Yay!! That's awesome. I know what you mean about the boobs though. The most dd has gone is 8 hours. I woke up feeling like th...

deka

7.5 wk old - hard to settle or wide awake between 3-5am!!

Hi there This is my second baby so you think i'd know what i'm doing - ha ha! But I just feel lo...

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Hi there, I know this was a while ago but I wanted to know how things went. I'm up to baby no. 3 and seem to be having the same...

tarz13

Routines

Just wanting to get some ideas of routines that you ladies have with your babies. DD is now 4 wee...

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This is ALL to familiar. Read some of my posts from when dd was 5-6 weeks. She was the same. I ended up taking her to the childrens ...

Maddie''&Jack"sMum

safety in baby swing

HI , I have an 11 week old DS who during the say only catnaps for 15mins unless i am holding him...

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He can stay in there as long as he wants to nap for . My son had his day naps in his swing from 6 weeks old till 5 months old! He ...

Alli-cat

3 wk old using the Save our sleep technique

Only after positive responses pls. I tired this with DS but it never worked for him. I am willin...

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2girls+1boy4me wrote: Im glad i found this post, bub is only 1 week old and yesterday I started trying to get him to self settle usi...

2girls+1boy4me

Newborn sleep issues

Hi all, I have a 5 day old baby who is refusing to sleep. He is my 3rd child and have not been th...

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Thanks everyone, the last two nights have been 100% better. He still is difficult to settle as he lies there awake until he gets ove...

tarz13

Spoilt???

So, we took DD to the doctors yesterday as she has been feeling quite hot and has been pulling on...

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honeyspider - I was thinking it could be a growth spurt as well. She did go through a full on feeding stage once we got home from ho...

Lack of Sleep

Sorry to hear that ive had a non-sleeper for the past week and now hes got a cold so i dont see ...

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Do you think he is uncomfortable? Panadol is not meant to make them drowsy so you could give that and if he sleeps well you know som...

steph19

How long before you wake then at 6weeks?

Do you let your 6 wk old sleep as long as they want before feedig or do you wake them after a cer...

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I woke him to make sure he fed 3 hourly in the beginning and he settled pretty quickly into having his long stretch (about 4-5 hrs) ...

From Bassinet to Cot??

Grrr....this is partly a confused question and partly a vent. DP and I were thinking of moving o...

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From experience with SIDS, my brother has been medically recorded as dead 340+ times due to it when he was a baby, sleeping them on ...

GarfieldRules

Nightly visits from my 3 1/2yr old ds

Hey guys, my ds has never slept well since birth. My dd was the same. When ds was ever sick we ...

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Thats what started our problem in the first place. Letting ds sleep with us when he was sick or couldn't sleep well. Just rem...

steph19

Struggling - UPDATED

An update on yesterday's post below. DD had a good night. Slept from 7 to 11, a short feed a...

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It's sounds like you may have a High Needs Baby. Do you think it may also be Reflux or Silent Reflux? http://www.askdrsears.c...

steph19

overtired 4wk old who won't settle

DD is getting better but her new issue i believe is being overtired. She cluster feeds from about...

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If she sleeps while being held, invest in a carrier like a hug a bub or similar. My DS had naps mostly in my arms for about 7-8 week...