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Breaking the overtired cycle? StuffyLicks 1 child; Ohio 158 posts
13th Jun '13

DD (10 months) is overtired. She can't stay asleep at night or during a nap. She fights sleep, and for the past week has barely napped during the day, and has been up 6+ times a night. She's exhausted, cranky and miserable. I moved her bed time up a couple hours, but it doesn't seem to be helping. What can I do for this poor kid to help her rest?

S & S *20weeks* Due December 29 (boy); 16 kids; Larouche, Quebec 1123 posts
14th Jun '13

I'd ask her pediatrician. Maybe rock her to sleep, sing a lullaby, read a book to her? Is it too hot or too cold in her room, too humid or dry? Is the sun in her face? Is there too much noise outside or inside? Maybe if you tried putting her bed in your room for a bit, maybe co-sleeping for a bit will help her feel safe and secure near her mommy. You can try putting her in a vibrating chair, it can soothe her to sleep.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
14th Jun '13

Maybe something she's eating not long before bed? Or maybe the room needs to be cooler, quieter, darker, etc.



Try a few different things (one at a time). Maybe give her a bath right before bed and then rub her down with some of that bedtime baby lotion and rock her to sleep. Good luck!

StuffyLicks 1 child; Ohio 158 posts
14th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting S & S *11weeks*:</b>" I'd ask her pediatrician. Maybe rock her to sleep, sing a lullaby, read a book to her? Is it too hot ... [snip!] ... will help her feel safe and secure near her mommy. You can try putting her in a vibrating chair, it can soothe her to sleep."</blockquote>




We are active Co-sleepers. I was thinking I should talk to her pedi about it, I just didn't want to sound like an idiot. "my baby isn't sleeping.." "yes, babies do that." Lol. Thank you for the advice!

StuffyLicks 1 child; Ohio 158 posts
14th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting susanesque:</b>" Maybe something she's eating not long before bed? Or maybe the room needs to be cooler, quieter, darker, ... [snip!] ... give her a bath right before bed and then rub her down with some of that bedtime baby lotion and rock her to sleep. Good luck!"</blockquote>




I will definitely try the lotion, and play around, with her room temp and ect. Thank you!