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... I have never believed in keeping a sleepy baby awake. ... (12 replies)
... I agree, keeping a baby awake does not make him sleep better at night. In fact, it makes him more restless and it's actually harder to sleep at night. ... (4 replies)
... your theory is perfect on paper, but putting it into practice can be a bit tricky! keeping a newborn awake is hard work sometimes!!! but just keep at it and try not to get frustrated while you're working on it. it takes time and a lot of patience! ... (9 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. ... (5 replies)
... Hi, I just had our first baby after 4 long years of trying 4 weeks ago today. She is a beautiful baby girl and I love her more than anything int he world but I feel like I am not doing anything right. ... (12 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. ... (62 replies)
... ticed since i tried this 'routine' he has been really cranky, unsettled and not slept well at night at all so bugger it i am going back to how i started and just keeping his bath and bedtime the same. ... (9 replies)
... First of all, let me update everyone on my post 'Forcing a baby to stay awake.' My sister has gotten better about letting her daughter sleep. ... (14 replies)
... Leave the tv off too...eventually baby will realize it is there and will want to watch it at night. ... (7 replies)
... se like this at exactly 8 months old and after a few weeks of trying everything i took her of baby milk and onto cows milk, now they say not to do this till your baby is over 12 months but if you have tried everything keeping him awake during the day ect then it might be worth a test changing his formula. ... (11 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... ... (62 replies)
... I have a 11 old month baby girl that is waking up screaming at midnight for the past week now. I've tried feeding her, changing the nappy and more. ... (8 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)
... and then is up til 3. Thats when she has her longest awake period. I just tried the keeping her up thing like once because thats what everybody kept telling me to do. I do feed her when shes hungry and put her down when shes sleepy..... ... (10 replies)
... i SO know what you are going through!!! what a pain!!! i used to try tickling her feet, thumping the bottom of her feet, keeping her undressed, etc.... ... (6 replies)
... so then they need you once again to put them to sleep, the book recommends waiting for signs baby is sleepy then once baby is just about ready to fall asleep you put her in her crib and leave the room... ... (466 replies)
... honestly, right now your baby is going to sleep when she wants to sleep and there isn't a whole lot you can do to fix it. she won't always be stuck on this schedule though. eventually she'll figure out her nights and days. ... (1 replies)
... she squirms constantly, spits out her passy and fusses, keeps making noise to keep herself awake, or flailing her arms around. I tried just laying her down, and a couple times she's gone to sleep on her own. ... (4 replies)
... so what I remember the book saying, is that swaddling helps newborns from jerking themselves awake with the moro relfex. ... (7 replies)
October Babies!!
Oct 27, 2005
... My lil man doesn't know that he can be awake for long without either being fussy or overly excited like making oooh ooooh oooh noises and trying to jump out of my arms looking around at everything. ... (105 replies)

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