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Jun
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Jun
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comment Why is my 3 month old waking up 10+ times a night?
thank you. That does help quite a bit and seems like a very whole-family-friendly way of handling a schedule. These days Baby seems to be stretching out wake times, so a 3 hour schedule may become increasingly feasible.
Jun
9
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Jun
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comment Why is my 3 month old waking up 10+ times a night?
How exactly does one schedule a baby? When my little one wants to eat, she wants to eat. She only sleeps 45 minutes per nap and if I let her go past when she shows drowsy signs she has a very tough time falling asleep. I tried an "Eat-Activity-Sleep" cycle for a while, but with a 45 minute nap and (then) 45 minute awake time she wasn't hungry when the "eat" part came around. I can't really force her to nap longer without leaving her in the crib to eventually start crying.
Jun
8
comment Why is my 3 month old waking up 10+ times a night?
Yes, she has a sleep sack and over that a light blanket tucked into the end of the crib that provides some weight for her legs (she kicks a lot in her sleep).
Jun
8
comment Why is my 3 month old waking up 10+ times a night?
I think we did give up swaddling earlier than she was really ready for it, but if you've ever woken up in the morning to find blankets over your child's mouth and nose you'd probably understand why we did. She is so strong (everyone at the pediatrician's office has commented on her strength) and so active that swaddling was becoming a serious hazard. The wake-ups are bad for us both but I'll take them over suffocation!
Jun
7
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Jun
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asked Why is my 3 month old waking up 10+ times a night?
Jun
7
comment Controlled crying isn't working at night. What are my options?
Actually, some babies need to cry to release tension. These babies are known as tension decreasers. Lots of babies are as you describe, though, and increase tension by crying. It helps to know your child to know which type.
Jun
4
comment Is my pediatrician missing something about my 3 month old's gas pain?
@Swati - I'm trying skipping my big glass of milk at dinner, since that's an evening constant. Either she's growing out of the pain on schedule, or skipping the very dairy dairy is helping. Since "the last thing you try always works" regardless of whether it helps, I don't know if that's the issue or not until I test the milk again...but it may be it.
Jun
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Jun
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comment Is my pediatrician missing something about my 3 month old's gas pain?
@Swati - Re: your edit - the thing is that this is a daily problem, only at the same time. The only things I have daily are milk, nuts, and either cereal or baked goods for breakfast. And the milk and nuts are consumed at varying times, so it's hard to say "yes, this item from dinner caused it."
May
31
comment Is my pediatrician missing something about my 3 month old's gas pain?
I should add that my pedi was not too optimistic that they would do anything, but told me they wouldn't hurt either.
May
31
comment Is my pediatrician missing something about my 3 month old's gas pain?
My pediatrician suggested Mylicon (well, any Simethicone drops) and I tried them briefly, but they never seemed to help - and the pediatrician said that research backs up the fact that Simethicone doesn't make any more difference than a placebo. As I said, I'm fine with changing my diet if there's evidence for it. Swati provided some evidence, but until her excellent answer I'd never seen or heard any.
May
31
comment Is my pediatrician missing something about my 3 month old's gas pain?
As a note, I don't mean my comment to be combative. It's just that no source I consulted on food and babies has mentioned any cause based on food in the mother other than milk protein allergy as being backed by research before. I am glad to change my eating habits to help my baby, but I don't want to complicate my family's life needlessly.
May
31
comment Is my pediatrician missing something about my 3 month old's gas pain?
Interesting that there are studies on the topic. Most of what I've consulted says that it's not found in research, so I have taken it as an old wive's tale that most of those foods (except dairy, which I read was confirmed) were problematic. I'm a strong proponent of looking for evidence before making choices for my baby. As for the 4 month number, that comes from my pediatrician. It's also noted in the study you referenced and has to do with an immature digestive system.
May
31
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May
31
asked Is my pediatrician missing something about my 3 month old's gas pain?
May
28
answered Self-soothing and sleep training
May
28
comment Self-soothing and sleep training
Some babies need to cry to release tension to go to sleep. Cry it out works well with those babies.