December 2013

A group for moms with babies born in December 2013

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Question about baby food

Started by mja717. Last reply by momof2 5 hours ago. 2 Replies

My son is 4 months old now and his Dr says that he can have baby food now. She did say to start with vegetables and then do fruits later, but she never mentioned which veggies to start with. My best…Continue

Do you share these items?

Started by Amber, Mom365 Host. Last reply by crob513 9 hours ago. 3 Replies

I was reading an article about ways to save money on baby products- the article suggested sharing items such as lotions, detergents, and even toothpaste with your little one (in other words not…Continue

Tags: products, baby, saving, money

How long has it been?

Started by Amber, Mom365 Host on Monday. 0 Replies

The other day I was picking my daughter up at her preschool and some of the moms were discussing how long it had been since they had a date with their husband.  Some of them it had been 4 years- or…Continue

Did your doctor give you a gift?

Started by Amber, Mom365 Host. Last reply by momof2 Apr 4. 5 Replies

When your baby was born, did your doctor give you a little gift for your little one? I was reading about a doctor that gives all the babies he delivers little hats- what a cute idea!  Definitely more…Continue

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Comment by jamie on February 20, 2014 at 10:52am
weell good luck you you. just remember to stay calm, breathe and know that there is a lifht at the end. babies need routine, and whomever uhave watching baby when you go back to work wont be as good as mommy andyou mayhave some setbacks, but ucan do it and work through it.
Comment by Debbie on February 20, 2014 at 9:51am
Thanks so much. You are a blessing. We seem to be getting into a routine. Your help is so appreciated. My husband travels and is out of the country or out of the state every week, it all falls on me to take care of our daughter. I am going back to work soon and need to get her schedule straight before she starts daycare. Thank you so much. I have t the baby wise book. Need to reread it.
Comment by jamie on February 19, 2014 at 6:46pm
for the furst 3 weeks we swaddled 24/7, then we just phased out daytime swaddle. also if you are going to bf it is a good idea to try introducing bittles at this time too if you plan on going to work. for anyone interested most ofthe infirmation about feed wake sleep cycleis derived from "babywise" book. it discusses several parenting types abd you just need to figure out what will wirk vest for you. also i think the reason i have had such sucess is that i dont let him fall asleep in my arms abd then try to put him to bed, he goes to bed awake. which this makes it hars when grandma watches him cuz she doesnt understand this and all she wants to do is cuddle, so i just have to learn to pick my battles
Comment by Katie, Mom365 Host on February 19, 2014 at 6:09pm

I think the no-swaddle during the daytime naps sounds like such a great idea, I can't wait to try it with our new baby when she finally gets here!

Comment by jamie on February 19, 2014 at 6:26am
also just to give u an idea, we nurse anywhere between20-45min. it might understand my times a lil better.
Comment by jamie on February 19, 2014 at 6:23am
hi debbie, im glad your making some progressa! it takes time. si our typical day when im home. 4am is usually our first feeding of the day. i nurse and will keep him awake for at least 10-15min (remember we have a cycle tofollow), i do this by changing his diaper, unless ge has rwally bad poopy diaper i wait to change him til after feeding. i try not to get him all riled up, afterall it is r4am. si the first sign i see him getting tired usually a yawn i will lay him down, ans sometimes he doesnt show me any signs but i still lay him down in his crib, turn on the ocean sound and set it for 30 min amd let him fall asleep ob his own. next he will wake up most time at 8 am sometimes later and sometimes sooner. he nurses again and this time i will keep him up longer. lately he has been staying awake for like 2-3hrs now. so like yesterday he was fed a bottle while i was gone at like 12 he stayed awake til i got back at 2 and was nursed around 2:30 and then took a nap until 3:30. we nursed again at 5 kept him awake til 6 and he napped until 8pm. all his naps during the day he is unswaddled. his evening meal is usually beyween 8-9pm, and i put him in his crib no later than 9:30, he will either be ready for bed or will babble til 10and fall asleep. then we do it all again at 4am. i forgot to mention that sometime arpund noon is when i will get him out of pjs and in to new clothes, if he hasnt already made a mess of himself. then he gets changed back in to pjs after 8pm feeding. this helps him learn that it is time for bed and sometimes he will get a bath around this time. and then maybe ee read a book. this is all to establish a nightime routine. i use the soundspa mainly at nighttime, so at 9pm for 30min and at 4am for 30min, and then ocassionally during daytime nap if hes not napping well usually for 45min. so i hope this helps, and tailor to your schedule. i dont get much done during the day, not very motivated, but i dont takes naps while hes napping only because it got me used to being sleep deprived for when i went back to work whete i absolutely cant nap. so i get the most i can when he sleeps at night.
Comment by Debbie on February 19, 2014 at 12:10am
Can you share your schedule? I am so grateful for your help. Your advice has been so helpful. She fell asleep asleep at 8pm and Woke at 1230am. Fell asleep at 1250. Then Woke again at 530 am. Thanks again.
Comment by Debbie on February 19, 2014 at 12:05am
Thanks for the advice. We swaddled off and on, but followed your advice and are doing it at night only. I am happy to report that she slept for 4.5 hours last night. I am feeling likebetter about a schedule. I have another question about your schedule
Comment by Katie, Mom365 Host on February 13, 2014 at 1:24pm

jamie, really great advice here! Sounds like you have your little man pretty well figured out.

Comment by jamie on February 13, 2014 at 11:25am

Debbie, How old is your LO and what have you been trying?
From day 1 marcus was swaddled. For about 3 weeks he was swaddled each time he went to sleep. After that we decided to only swaddle at night to help him distinguish between night and day, meaning so during daytime naps he doesn't get swaddled, so that when he gets swaddled at night starting around 8pm it triggers that its getting time for bed time. I have also used a lullaby sound spa that was purchased from target - is has several sounds (heartbeat, ocean and rain as well as a couple lullabyes) and this was used religiously each time he went to sleep, i found this "white noise" really helped him - particularly the ocean.
So next thing that has helped us is to establish a eat-wake-sleep cycle, which i also started to establish from day 1 and this routine has to be followed religously. Meaning LO eats, then we must keep them awake. Do not let baby fall asleep while burping or right after eating. At first baby will only stay awake for like 5 min and this wake time will gradually increase. Then when baby shows you signs of getting tired: rubbing face, yawning or getting heavy eyes, he goes down to sleep. Rarely does Marcus sleep in anyone's arms, unless i want some cuddle time or someone comes over and is not used to my parenting style. Marcus sleeps in his crib about 90% of the time, 7% in his swing, and remainder 3% if that in someones arms. Then when baby wakes back up, we determine if its because he is hungry, wet or what have you. Then the cycle begins again. We have been breastfeeding as well, and modified co-sleeping. In his room I have a twin bed that I have been sleeping in since we brought him home. This works out well for my boyfriend and I cuz he works nights and me days, so its not like we would ever sleep in the same bed, however, on our days off together I sleep in our bedroom away from baby and he still sleeps just fine.
I hope this helps, let me know if you need any other tips.


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