How the heck to get a 4 month old human baby to sleep PIC UPDATE

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  1. gottalovemychickens

    gottalovemychickens SaveAChickenRideACowboy

    HELP now please , its goign to be so hard to deal with all the crying tonight


    i got some money together and got a swing , SO FAR SO GOOD !
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2009
  2. put the baby in a halter/carrier and run the vacuum, or if you nurse, then sit in a rocker or on the edge of the couch/chair/bed, and rock while nursing (it will be pain in the back for a while but it'll be worth it). Baby Lily was never a night sleeper while my other 2 were never a problem. One other thing is good is putting a little bit of rice cereal in a bottle with formula or breast milk, feed him/her that while rocking the baby, should be absolute no problem
  3. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    She will just cry, that's all there is to it. Rock her, hold her, sing to her...

    You will not get the sleep you used to. You will simply have to accept that.

    If you ever think you can't take it any more, ask someone to give you a break for an hour or two.
    And keep in mind she's missing her previous home and her sister.

    But Bryan, I promise PROMISE PROMISE it will get better and you will not regret what you are doing.
  4. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    I also want to add:

    Sleep deprivation is a VERY tough thing to deal with. You may get REALLY crabby. If you get the urge to just go bonkers, put her in a safe place like a crib and leave the room till you calm down.

    I know..... I've been there. Just enlist help if you can, but also get used to taking many naps during the day. Sleep when she does.
  5. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2009
    You might try swaddling. Sometimes that helps even colicy babies. Something about being tightly wrapped gives security.
  6. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    Gotta, you may need to explain your situation a little to get appropriate advice.
  7. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Have someone watch her while you get some "MUCH" needed sleep. When you haven't slept things seem soooooo much worse than they are. She is going to have to make this transition on her own terms. It will take time. You can do many things but none of them will help you until you get some sleep. Car rides help, carrying her in a pouch, putting her in a swaddling blanket, letting her suck on a pacifier, she may have an upset stomach...mylicon drops help, etc. She could just be bored too. Crying is a way of communicating. She is trying, in her own way, to tell you what's going on.
    Let your mom watch her and go to bed. [​IMG] Things will be much more clear and calm after some much needed rest. [​IMG]
  8. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Eggs4sale, you are absolutely correct. My youngest daughter, now 6, had colic as an infant. Our pediatrition at the time informed me that she is the WORST case he's ever seen. Do whatever you need to so that YOU can rest. Bouncy chair, car seat, swing. Whatever. Invest in batteries. The "letting the baby cry it out" never worked for us. Three kids, no one slept. Now, they go to bed without question, put themselves to bed if they are tired! Calm, peaceful, wonderful children aged 12, 10 and 6. Your time to sleep will come. Rest when you can now, hire or barter for a sitter so you can SLEEP. I've done it. Good luck.
  9. If it is gas...try to lay her belly down across your legs with her legs dangling down. Pat her back while bouncing one leg (the one where her tummy is at) gently. That's how we had to get rid of the gas with DD1 (she was a hard burper and was often GASSY!)
  10. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    My oldest-now twenty-had colic and our youngish pediatrician informed me that there was no such thing as colic. That I just needed more experience as a mom. Can you imagine how bad that made me feel? [​IMG]

    I was very, very lucky. My grandmother came to stay with us for a few weeks. She took my son every morning and cared for him so that I could get a couple of hours of extra sleep. My hubby also cared for our child on some weekends so that I could sleep a little.

    Don't worry about the house. If your child sleeps even a little bit, then take a nap.

    My son got more quiet when I walked quickly with him. I have no idea why the speed of my steps would comfort him, but he definitely noticed the difference.

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