I am the wife of a FIFO miner, we have just had a baby whom is 7 weeks old. My partners shifts are one week on, one week off! I had NO issue with my partner returning to work! But every single time he leaves our baby just will not settle for me.. she has 3 naps a day & sleeps 9-11 hours a night when he is home but the second he leaves she immediately stops sleeping and gets all out of sorts to the point where she’s so over tired, I spend the entire week a mess of tears completely at a loss.. I do the lions share of sleep time etc even when he is home, so it’s not like she’s had any changes.. But She turns the corner the second he walks in the door and sleeps like an angel. This is my 3rd week of him being at work, I’m on day one and she has already started refusing her day sleeps.. I have tried everything and I mean EVERYTHING. To comfort her, I wear his shirts, I play a recording of him reading a book, I even recorded him snoring at night to play for her. I know there’s not much I can do, she just misses her dad. But I really wanted to know if anyone else has struggled with this..?
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