So DD#2 was a great sleeper, sleeping through the night 7pm-6am and putting herself to sleep, she's just shy of 6 months old. Well Thursday night she woke up screaming and wouldn't sleep unless one of us held her, so we knew something was wrong. She had an ear infection and I was told it would take about 48 hrs for her to feel better. Well the rest of the weekend, she'd only fall asleep for naps if we were holding her, then we'd put her in her crib and the same for bedtime. Also, during the night she would wake at least once and the only way to get her back to sleep was feeding her. Has anyone had this happen? Will she go back to sleeping through the night and putting herself back to sleep? I think she still has a cold b/c she's coughing and sneezing...heck we all are! So I don't think she's feeling 100% better yet. Any thoughts?View Thread
Hi! I'm Michelle and I have a 5 1/2 month old baby girl named Katelyn. She is such a happy baby who has the biggest smiles! Right now our favorite thing is her interacting more with us. Last night we were singing silly songs with Alex, our 3 yr DD, and Katelyn was cracking up. She's also learning how to sit up unsupported and we think she has a tooth on the way.
Can't wait to meet more of the other mammas out there!View Thread
Welcome Heather! I remember you from the PAL boards. Glad to hear you had a healthy baby boy and that all is doing well. These boards are a little slow but hopefully we can get some discussions started.View Thread
Just found out on Friday that another baby in DD's room has the chicken pox. Anyone know if DD's likely to get them if she doesn't touch him or vice versa? He's an older infant (DD is 5 months) so they try to keep him away from her due to him being a little aggressive. So does anyone know if this can be passed through the daycare workers?View Thread
Is it possible he has acid reflux...screaming, kicking while eating sounds like a common sign. I was once told that babies only need a few ounces of liquid to live, so if he won't eat for a few days I wouldn't be super concerned but it's good you are taking him in. It really sound like reflux to me. Hope you get some answers.
Oh and never beat yourself up for not BF, it's not the end of the world to bottle feed. Both of my girls are/were on formula and they are completely happy babies!View Thread
My DD has acid relux too and we tried propping the mattress but she kept rolling too. To keep her in position I used a boppy. I put her down then put the boppy under her butt like a U and she stayed put. This worked until about a month ago when she started trying to rollover so we had to take it out b/c she was waking up mad. Anyway, this could help for the time being then as he gets older the GERD won't be as bad. We've hit the 5 month mark and she's doing much better. Good luck! I've heard putting rice cereal in the bottle can help too but we choice not to go that route.View Thread