Posted by: Bigmamma | 2009/02/19


Hopeless and Tired!!!!

My LG is 9 months, she' s just had her sixed tooth (JIPPee)
My baby is staying at my nanny during the day! I work till 4! And she gets a lot of attention from me and pappa, even nanny too and sometime when granny comes over she too spoils my little girl to bits! Went to the peaditrition he says my LG is tip top shape, healthy/strong and general he’ s very impressed with her, to him she looks like a very happy baby
So now.............. can anyone tell me why she doesnt sleep at night, she goes to sleep +- 7.30 - 8 o' clock (dead tired, cant keep her eyes open) her tummy is full, diaper changed, very comfortable and everything in my room (where she sleeps) is dark (with night light) and quit! She starts crying at 12o' clock, then at 2pm and again at 3.30pm, just when I think it over she awake' s again at 5pm, after that she then she sleeps till 7am. I thought it was because of teething, but it cant keep on happening for almost 3 weeks now (I am so damm tired!!!) I gave her “ tandestroop”  panado syrup , ag everything you could think of I’ ve tried! I’ m hopeless and tired and nothing seems to work! I thought for a second that it was because of my nanny, that she’ s doing something to my LG, but I installed video cameras and she’ s so cute with LG, plays and laughs with her, so It could not be that. She sleeps in the morning for hour and a half and then in the afternoon again a hour and a half, no problems!! She plays and laughs during the day, nothing seems to bother her, but when I come home she’ ll start crying just so that I must pick her up and then she doenst want to even look at her nanny, almost little scared of her, so it seems! But that’ s it!
PLEASE, if theirs anybody out there that can help me I’ ll appreciate it, very much!!!

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Posted by: Been-there-done-that | 2009/02/19

Ai tog, jy het my simpatie. Ek is deur dieselfde en die gebrek aan slaap takel ' n mens baie erg af - veral as jy nog werk ook. Dan wonder ' n mens ook nog wat jy dan nou verkeerd doen.
Troos jou daaraan dat dit waarskynlik nie jy is nie. Ons een baba het erge slaapprobleme gehad en die ander enetjie is net mooi die teenoorgestelde.

Toe ek dit nie meer kon hou met die twee-uurlikse wakkerword (en gepaardgaande histeriese gehuil), het ek na die pediater gegaan en gevra hy moet my help.
Hy het toe vir ons ' n slaapstropie (net panado of so iets nie, maar ' n swaargewig - ek dink Valegran) voorgeskryf om vir een week lank vir haar te gee - net om die patroon te breek.
En dit het gewerk. Dis nou al ' n jaar later en ons is okay. Soms is dit nog moeilik om haar in te bed te kry, of sy word dalk snags een keer wakker. MAAR die groot probleem is opgelos.

Die pediater het ook voorgestel ons lees die boek " Toddler Taming"  van Dr Christopher Green. ' n Ander fantastiese boek is " the happiest baby on the block"  van Harvey Karp.

Die stroop het gehelp om die patroon te breek en die boek het ons gehelp om die situasie beter te hanteer.

Sterkte! Ek hoop julle kom reg.

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