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IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
19th Jun '13
Quoting Snurrie:" Her bedtime is around that time, anywhere from 6-7, sometimes 7:30, it just depends on when her last ... [snip!] ... to sleep? In fact probably by that time she is TOO tired and maybe thats whey she cries when put down or doesn't sleep long."


Babies have a short attention span I would try switching the toys and see if she becomes engaged again also sometimes they are not zoning they are simply looking at something because it has caught there attention. This just seems like she is frustrated my first who is now 3 almost four years and my youngest 4 months tomorrow doesn't even take that many naps my oldest would take 2 long naps at that age and my youngest takes three a day that's it.



Do you play with her? or do you just set her up with toys and leave her be? She may just want someone to play with. You could try the mirror trick. I take a full length mirror and set it up next to where my son's bouncier or exersaucier is and he loves it.

SquirrelyMom 1 child; Burlington, Ontario 792 posts
19th Jun '13

:roll:..............

Melissa 1 child; Michigan 1409 posts
19th Jun '13

Is there any way to make the living room darker? Maybe she would sleep better if she was near you. Could you nurse her to sleep in bed and then slip away and let her nap there? Could you hold her while she naps? Make sure she is fully asleep BEFORE laying her down. Some babies like noise, maybe having a fan on or any white noise would help her stay asleep. She might sleep better laying on her belly or side rather than her stomach. 1.5 hours does seem like not enough awake time for a five month old. I have to nap with my daughter because she wakes up after 15 minutes if I'm not laying with her. If all else fails, just hold your baby or lay with her while she naps. She is only little this once. If you want to be able to do things while she naps on you, invest in a carrier. I usually do my chores while she sleeps on my back in the ergo and can watch tv or be on the internet while she naps in the ring sling. I wouldn't let her cry, it doesn't seem to be working for you anyway. Hope some of this helps you.

SquirrelyMom 1 child; Burlington, Ontario 792 posts
19th Jun '13

:roll:...........

. Way, MA, United States 73774 posts
19th Jun '13
Quoting Snurrie:" http://www.troublesometots.com/are-you-keeping-baby-awake-too-long/ This site is telling me that from ... [snip!] ... this as forcing something she doesn't want (staying up longer) but what do I know about my own daughter? apparently nothing."

You don't need to get pissy about it. If you don't agree with the advice then don't use it. Everyone has their own opinion. And my opinion is that if it's that hard to get her to sleep she's not tired. She probably only sleeps for 30 minutes each nap because she is taking so many throughout the day. And I think the main thing is she doesn't need to CIO at this age. :shrug: you asked for advice, everyone gave you theirs. You don't have to use it.

Melissa 1 child; Michigan 1409 posts
19th Jun '13
Quoting Snurrie:" http://www.troublesometots.com/are-you-keeping-baby-awake-too-long/ This site is telling me that from ... [snip!] ... this as forcing something she doesn't want (staying up longer) but what do I know about my own daughter? apparently nothing."

I gave you legitimate advice.

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
19th Jun '13
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Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
19th Jun '13
Quoting Snurrie:" http://www.troublesometots.com/are-you-keeping-baby-awake-too-long/ This site is telling me that from ... [snip!] ... this as forcing something she doesn't want (staying up longer) but what do I know about my own daughter? apparently nothing."


The site you're referring to also says this:



"You

SquirrelyMom 1 child; Burlington, Ontario 792 posts
20th Jun '13

Maybe I wouldn't get defensive if everyone's advice didn't include judgements on me. basically everyone that has responded had something to say about how i'm not doing whats right for my baby, maybe I'm ignoring her too much, maybe i'm missing obvious things like gas or teething, and then some people aren't giving advice at all and just feeling sorry for my baby. As well, its apparent that no one is reading what I'm writing very well, and maybe I haven't laid it out more crystal clear. I was generalizing her daily schedule but when I sit down and write it out, after she has a nap from around 7:30am-9:30am ( this one she goes back to bed without a fuss) she only has 3 naps after that before bed, each one usually only 30-40min. So I believe how long she stays up between naps is sometimes longer than 1.5 hrs, but not any longer than 2 hrs. Everyone's judgemental comments and assumptions about what I do with my baby made me feel like a piece of crap. I also don't consider CIO to be letting your baby fuss for 5 min before falling asleep. I always go to her if she is not settling herself well. Anyway, I am going to follow my own advice. No one needs to respond to this, if I could delete this entire post I would. I should have known better that if I asked this question I would get people saying "shame on you for letting your baby cry" I am dropping this matter and won't be reading this thread anymore.

Melissa 1 child; Michigan 1409 posts
20th Jun '13
Quoting Snurrie:" Maybe I wouldn't get defensive if everyone's advice didn't include judgements on me. basically everyone ... [snip!] ... get people saying "shame on you for letting your baby cry" I am dropping this matter and won't be reading this thread anymore."

You really piss me off. I gave you advice. I gave you ways to help her sleep. I told you to make sure she was fully asleep before laying her down, try stomach and side sleeping, a fan or white noise in the room, try a baby carrier, let her sleep on you, nurse her in bed and then slip away. Not once did I judge you, you chose to only respond to negative comments. You're welcome for my useless advice. Now go f**k yourself.

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
20th Jun '13
Quoting Snurrie:" Maybe I wouldn't get defensive if everyone's advice didn't include judgements on me. basically everyone ... [snip!] ... get people saying "shame on you for letting your baby cry" I am dropping this matter and won't be reading this thread anymore."


Not that you will read this but anyway just in case you do.

I have seen post's where people went after someone hell I have been on the receiving end of someone going after me and believe me when I say if you think people we mean, rude and attacking you in this post you have much to learn about Bg.

Everyone was offering advice you may not agree with all of it and that is fine and your choice but no one was attacking you in this post. I hope you find all your answers and are more receptive to advice when asking for it in the future. good luck.

. Way, MA, United States 73774 posts
20th Jun '13
Quoting Snurrie:" Maybe I wouldn't get defensive if everyone's advice didn't include judgements on me. basically everyone ... [snip!] ... get people saying "shame on you for letting your baby cry" I am dropping this matter and won't be reading this thread anymore."

Honestly, I only read the first sentence of that. Where did I judge you? :? I think you're being a bit dramatic.

Snow 1 child; Storybrooke, ME, United States 34011 posts
20th Jun '13
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