My son has talipes (club foot) in his right foot and won’t sleep much during the day. He only sleeps for half hour – 2 hours at a time and wants to be fed every 2 1/2 hours. I’m worried about him not getting enough sleep and when he is awake he has lots of mummy time, daddy time and grandma and grandad time, but still doesn’t want to sleep. He recently had his Achilles’ tendon cut (part of the ponsetti treatment for club foot) and would stay awake for 5-8 hours at a time! We give him baby Panadol when he looks to be in pain and that still doesn’t help much. He is just on 2 months old, but he has been this way since he was 2 weeks old when he got his cast on. Has anyone else dealt with this condition and have any ideas on how I can settle or soothe him.



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  • A lulla doll may comfort him – won’t help with pain but if he settles whilst being held then a lulla doll could be beneficial

  • You poor thing and poor bubba unfortunatly I don’t have any advice except you are doing an amazing job and I hope everything works out well! Xxx

  • I really don’t know a lot about Talipes. Is your sweet son in a cast? Can you ask for advice and help from the Doctor who is treating him, they should have support.
    I know I refer to this a lot but have you thought about google, maybe there is some information there or possibly a blog or the like that other parents have started.
    Lastly have you tried supporting his little leg, maybe a small baby teatree pillow under his calf and foot while he sleeps might help or even a fluffy small hand towel.
    Wishing you and bub all my very best of wishes and hoping doctor has some tips for you. Love and gentle hugs being sent your way. :-)

  • Is there an online group you could join to ask other people for advice

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