Have you tried changing the nipple on the bottle? I found that my son for some reason prefered a faster flow and would become very frustrated if the nipple flow was slow. By 3 months he was on a level 3 nipple( I think most babies work up to level 3 by 6-7 months becasue the flow is so fast). As far as the sippy cup goes my son is 6 months and we started sippy cup 5 weeks ago. At first he did not like it because it is a little different kind of sucking than the bottle. We use the born free with the soft spout and I had to stretch out the opening some becasue he wants that faster flow. Most bottles come with the level 1 nipple, try buying the level 2 or 3, if you have not already, and see how she does. Also my son refused to eat from the standard nipple and only liked the wide neck bottle and this started in the hosptial, he refused to eat from the regular nipples they had.View Thread
Sounds like the schedule is o.k sense she wakes later. She may just be used to being rocked and the swing. We went cold turkey on the swing @ 6 weeks ago and I just had my husband take it to a childrens re-sale shop this week. My son was very dependent on it and was not very good at self soothing. I know the crying can be killer but I have learned to let him cry some. If im up while he is crying I try to do a bit of house work to take my mind and ears off the crying- he does not cry as long as he used to when we first started the sleep training. I do keep going back in every 5-10 mins to offer him his paci and to just let him know I have not gone far. My next goal is to work him off the paci. He does not take it that much during the day or if he does he chews on the side of it because he is teething, but at night he does awaken and cry for someone to come put it back in his mouth. So in the next few weeks I think the paci is going to disaper at night, which means a few sleeples nights again for a week or 2. I would cut out the swing, I know it will be hard but babies can become dependent on a swing, rocking, etc.. to sleep. I will say on occasion, not very often, but if he has not settled down in 45min or so I will go in and pick him up to settle him down and he will fall back asleep in my arms and back in the crib he goes. But it is rare that he cries that hard for soo long often. Also my son has acid refulx so crying for long periods of time can cause him to reflux or become very gassy and some times he burps as soon as I pick him up and thats all he needed a quick pat on the back to get the air out and then he will settle back down. I would try the quick burp even if she does not have acid refulx and she has cried for 30min or so she may feel better after a quick burp to get the air out of her tummy. I hope this helps some. It will take time but she will sleep.View Thread
I use the sleep lady schedule. her suggestion for baby of 6month to put to bed by 7:30pm. Her method is kind of a modified ferber but I did see a big change in his sleep just keeping to her suggested schedule. Depending on what time your baby wakes in morning she may be overly tired by 9pm. she should be in her crib for 11-12hrs at night- of course they dont sleep the whole time- my son wakes up and talks and plays and falls back to sleep. I found the book at the library first and then I bought it and refer to it often. Its called the Sleep Lady.View Thread
What time are you putting her down? Do you have a good sold bedtime routine? How soon and how often are you going in to sooth her. Sometimes they cry out because they know you are just going to keep coming back to the crib( that is what they want). Have you done any sleep training? If not I would suggest you start sleep training asap. Every night increase the time it takes you to go in to sooth her. Start with 5mins, next night 10mins, etc. Do not take her out of the crib just sooth her by singing or patting etc. If you must take her out keep it breif and dont do it often and dont leave the room. Keep telling her she is a big girl, it's sleepy time and time for her to go to bed and you love her and you will see her in the morning. Now if she is teething or sick this can be a little difficult. My son is teething and the other night he woke up every hour or so and was very cranky all do yesterday so last night I gave him a little tylenol before bedtime and he only woke one time very briefly last night. Medication is my last resort. So I hope this helps some.View Thread
My little boy is 5 months and is on stage 2 solids for about 2 weeks now. I have only been offering him veggies and fruits. Is it o.k to offer the stage 2 with the meats in it or do I have to wait till he is older. He is doing very well with all the fruit and veggie combos.View Thread
Have you asked her doc if she is teething yet? Sometimes when they start teething they can sometimes not want to eat becasue their gums are painful. If it happens every so often I would not worry about it but if it goes on for like a week or so with no change I would take her in to the doc just to be on the safe side, she sounds like she has a pretty healthy weight but you dont want her loosing a lot of weight suddenly. Also when my son went to solids he started drinking less but not down to 2 oz.View Thread
His favs are: Sweet potato, Carrots, and Pears. The only food he has problems with are the peas and green beans. As soon as he sees something green coming towards him his lips purse up and he wont eat it. He will eat the mixed veggies that has peas or green beans in them but it is an orange color and he will eat it just fine. I have also not given him anything with dairy or corn in it. I will wait a few more weeks on those things.View Thread
My son is just turning 5 months and he is also on solids. At this point if he is feeding very well during the day he does not need that night bottle- he is just waking up out of habit. I cut out my sons night bottle over a three week period. Start out with maybe 4 or 5 oz and each week decrease untill you get to 2 oz and then after that nothing. He will still wake up for maybe a week or 2 but he will see that he is not getting any food at night. I put my son down at 8pm and he does not get up usually untill 7-7:30. Sometimes he wakes up early but the earliest I will get him out of his crib is 6:45. We aslo started using huggies over night diapers and they work great. Since he gets his last bottle @ 6 and as much cereal as he will take( get them very full before bed) @ 7 he usually will do most of his peeing before he goes to bed and I put the night diaper on him right after bath @ 7:45. Also there is a book called the sleep lady you may want to read. I have been following her plan and using her schedule and it works. I know by 6months she suggest bed time be at 7PM so you may be keeping him up too late- i know it souds strange but it is working for my LO. HTH.View Thread
1. Jackson will be 4 months on the 27th 2. Diaper size 2/3 3. Clothing size 6-9 months 4. Most memorable moment: He slept 10hrs last night 5. Newest milestone: He rolled over by himself this week 6. Have started some food. He loves it. 7. I am looking foward to him being more mobile 8. I think the most difficult thing @ raising him right now is that he is a little clingy.View Thread
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