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Baby (non-)sleep
Aug 6, 2008
... I agree, a routine works best. I would also suggest trying to keep him awake during the day as much as possible. This seemed to help my DS. ... (7 replies)
... My DS was a real sleeper, but not at night, when WE wanted to sleep. We would sing to him and tickle his feet, but nothing would keep him awake. So, we let him sleep for the most part, but as the weeks went on, we decided to try to keep him a bit more alert from 8pm at night. ... (5 replies)
... Babies keep you very busy through out the day and night. There usually is not a lot of time to even think of sleep during the day. Little ones poop and pee a lot. And they need to eat and be held to keep them happy. That is why you should sleep when they do. ... (9 replies)

... for like 5 hours, what she should be doing at night. I don't know how to reverse this sleep schedule so that she is sleeping the long stretches at night and not during the day. ... (1 replies)
... to be six hours straight at four months old. Some babies will, but most won't at this age. Their little tummies are just not big enough to hold enough food to keep them sleeping longer than about five to six hours at one stretch. ... (14 replies)
... hour stretches during the day. You are right about if they are too tired they don't sleep well either, so I wouldn't try to keep her up just wake her up if she's been sleeping too long of a stretch. Having a different routine for naptime and bedtime as previously recommended also helps. ... (7 replies)
Letting baby cry
Oct 20, 2008
... DS got up 2 hours later screaming for a bottle DD slept for 5 hours....then they both do 3 hours after.....Im at my witts end.....they are so tired and cranky during the day that its so hard to keep them awake...so I put them infor a good nap....I just feel like Im doing something wrong.... ... (11 replies)
... The first week is extremely difficult. My guy is 4 weeks old and it is getting a bit better. He did the exact same thing your baby is doing during the first 10 days or so. I will give you the advice everyone gave me but was hard to follow. If you can, sleep during the day when you baby does. ... (10 replies)
... My son was like that too for a while. Aside from just keeping things really as interesting as possible during the day and as bland as possible during the night, I found it helped to dress him a little cooler in the day. He's warm enough but the cool air on his skin helps keep him awake. ... (62 replies)
... I would recommend you feed your daughter more during the day. ... (7 replies)
... ren't too concerned about not breathing because we were up all night. The first night was the hardest for me. Be sure you are pretty aggressive with getting your baby awake to eat in the early days. They tend to sleep a lot. ... (13 replies)
... a parent feel like a failure if his plan is not working for your baby or even if you are not using his plan at all. I just find it hard to trust the advice of anyone who advocates such things. ... (3 replies)
... hours. During the day for the last week or so, she's been fighting sleep BAD. But she's cranky, so I know she's sleepy. ... (4 replies)
... As for the day and night sleep. Do not try to keep your baby up during the day. Let her sleep when she wants to sleep. Actually trying to keep her awake more can backfire on you and overstimulate her. ... (12 replies)
... slept. It was absolute torture. I was the only one getting up to help her at night. During the day she is extremely high needs and requires constant entertainment and body contact. I wasn't getting any rest and neither was she. ... (17 replies)
... Certainly try putting your baby to sleep on the tummy. I know it isn't recommended but if it is for a nap during the day then you are awake yourself and can keep an eye on him. Also white noise works really well. You can buy CD's of white noise or just run the hoover or hairdryer. ... (10 replies)
So Sleepy
Jun 8, 2011
... ah just take a reallly cool wash cloth, not ice cold, and gently wipe his lil cheeks and forehead with it when he's dozing off, you can also put him in a bath to keep him awake, and put him down on a play mat to play with him and just flick or thump the bottom of his bare feet lightly, just enough to keep him alert. ... (4 replies)
... question. My doctor told me not to wake her up from her naps or at all. She said the only time to wake her up is if she is sleeping through her second feeding during the day. She has never done that! ... (11 replies)
... pm. depending on how she slept during the day. ... (4 replies)
Colic @ 3 weeks
Dec 11, 2008
... Charlene sorry about the sleepless nights...my baby wakes up only once and that makes me so exaustead during the day. ... (18 replies)




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