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|Fri, 04-08-2005 - 12:20pm|
I have a two month old son and he is my first child. What I'm about to ask is a constant debate in the baby world and I understand that. I am desperate to seek help from mother's that have children and who've been through this before.
My DS has such a easy temperment. From the moment he was born he was very content in his crib, being held, having a diaper change. Not much could upset the little guy. When he turned six weeks old and became more social (noticing sounds and stimulations) he would hit a point at the evening where he would scream constantly. There was nothing me or my DH could do to calm him.
We thought he had reflux and took him to the emergency care center one night. Well after a week or two we realized we were over feeding him. Everytime he cried I would stick a bottle in his mouth and he would regardless of his hunger. So, I started looking at the clock and feeding him every three hours a full feeding of 3.5-4 oz so I would know when he was hungry. A few times I've fed him earlier because I could tell he really was hungry and he was because he ate a full feeding.
Well...I've never really been for "scheduling" a baby but I was willing to be convinced either way. In addition to overfeeding him he would also scream when I put him in his crib. He will only sleep in his bouncy chair or in my arms. I had a couple of friends convince me to try and schedule him by letting him scream. He had been so overtired, staying up one day from 3pm until 2am. So, I went through a whole day of the Babywise routine. It was horrible and I never want to experience that again.
My question is, eventually will my baby find his own routine of sleeping through the night and going to sleep on his own. we now keep the bouncy chair in his room and try and give him a bath at the same time every night and put him to sleep. He still wakes up twic at night to eat and immediately goes back to sleep.
Any comments would be great.
Lindsay and Owen 2-12-05