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... My almost 4 week old daughter seems to be getting in a bad sleeping schedule. The last 4 or 5 nights she has been up all night until about 8 am and then she sleeps for like 5 hours, what she should be doing at night. ... (1 replies)
... No matter what you do or don't do, most six week old babies are not going to sleep through the night. And by the way, the AAP considers sleeping through the night to be six hours straight at four months old. Some babies will, but most won't at this age. ... (14 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. Warm jammies on at night. ... (62 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)
... I miss talking to all the April Mommies too! I wanted to start a thread here that said April Mommies but I figured it might get deleted by the moderators. ... (11 replies)
... I am having the same problem. My 1 month old absolutely hates sleeping on her back. ... (8 replies)
... eating around the same times, followed by playtime or activity, then a nap? ... (7 replies)
... not great... I would like him to be able to spend 2 hours or so with the baby. ... (4 replies)
... Our schedule is similar. We don't let him stay awake for 4 hours. DS does go down for a quick nap in the evening. We put him in his swing and usually that does the trick for about 45 minutes or so. ... (14 replies)
So Sleepy
Jun 8, 2011
... Yeah 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)
Mar 22, 2006
... When they start crying, wait 5 mins before you go in. Do not pick up the baby. ... (18 replies)
... I feel just terrible right now! We've never been able to get DD to take daytime naps in her cot and I can only get her to sleep by nursing her to sleep and then holding her or by taking her out in the pram or the car. ... (11 replies)
... My daughter is almost 6 weeks and she still hasn't quite got her days and nights straight. I have been trying to keep her awake as much during the day as possible but when she wants to sleep, she wants to sleep and there isn't much I can do to sway her from it. ... (3 replies)
... In our case, the lactation consultant couldn't have been more correct. ... (13 replies)
... Ethan is just about to hit 3 months. I can't believe it. At least once a week I have to tell him his birth story and point out how he used to fit in my tummy. lol I just got some pictures back from right before he was born... man, was I a house. He's doing really well. ... (62 replies)

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