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Discussion: Unfortunately

in: ginger; ginger > 2017-11-26

Nov 27, 2017 4:56 PM # 
Unfortunately for you, Katherine is the first of this brood. I have no thoughts or answers, but will be watching this thread for any wisdom our predecessors have. It was lovely to see you all this weekend. I hope the sleep regression resolves itself soon!
Nov 28, 2017 7:36 PM # 
I'm really hoping this is tied to her learning to walk and talk, not to mention realizing she's a completely independent little person, and as such will pass in a few weeks, but we'll see.
Nov 28, 2017 9:15 PM # 
With adoptees, I'm no expert. Most of what I recall says not to give-in to sleeping in the same bed; at least past an uncertain age. One does however need to keep responding when the baby cries. If they don't come out of it on their own, it's a habit you'll have to break one day by returning them into their room when they come out, and repeating it over and over again the same night until it sticks. As babies, adoptees commonly didn't get enough of people responding to their cries, and that is said to lead to attachment disorders. In the short-term, some have sworn that the motion of driving in a car really works. Our kids kept passing out like that just during the daytime; Max did so much so, that as he was getting to 3 or 4, he used to tell us not to drive on the highway (where he'd pass out).
Dec 3, 2017 4:39 AM # 
Ummm...that independent little person thing just gets more intense...I understand why my mom always said 2-year-olds and teenagers have a lot in common...
Dec 5, 2017 6:55 PM # 
Tori- no doubt! I'm assuming Katherine's habit of yawning, stretching, and rubbing her eyes, only to start screaming at me when I dare suggest "well, why don't you close your eyes and go to sleep?" is indicative of the battle of wills to come :/
Dec 5, 2017 7:26 PM # 
We’ll have to arrange for Anna to babysit!!

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