I'm a father of a 2 month old(corrected), and I'm finding nights to be a strain, on both myself and my relationship with my fiance. We currently are taking turns, alternating nights, waking up to feed and change my son. He is bottle fed due to some complications during and after the pregnancy. I'm finding that when I wake up during the night, I have a short fuse and get frustrated easily. I'm normally a very patient person, but I'm surprising myself with how tough it is for me to function during the night. Wondering if anyone has any advice on a different system of waking up with the baby or has dealt with this themselves.
I think it works a lot better at that age to alternate turns instead of nights since they are still waking up so much at night. There are a few things that I've found that have helped get baby sleeping more at night on that age. One of the biggest ones is to keep the room temp up higher, my girls's room the temp is always set between 68 and 70. If it is even only 65 they wake up a little more often. 60 and they wake up a lot. The other thing you can try is feeding him his bottles more often during the day. Try finding him a little blanket and have mommy wear it around under her shirt for the day and then give it to him at night. Since it smells like her it might help him sleep better.
Hang in there!! Thats the best advice anyone can really give you! I was breastfeeding, so usually it was me getting up, but DH got up and offered moral support alot of times (although not as often as I thought he should through my sleepless eyed goggles..lol). You both will be grumpy towards one another for awhile..thats just the way things go. Best thing to do if you are worried about hurting your fiance's feelings is sit her down and both of you have a talk about how you dont mean whats said and if there are short tempers, its lack of sleep. Sometimes this was all the assurance I needed! In a couple more months, baby should begin to sleep for longer stretches just hang in there! It IS difficult, but it does improve!
my DD was sleeping for 4-6 hours at 4 months and through the night by 7 months
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