Kelly - Mum to Jesse (1993) & Madilyn (5/2003)
I have a 6week old girl and she sleeps approx 11hrs a night ( one feed around 4am) and goes off to sleep quickly after the feed, however during the day, we are lucky if she has more than 30mins at a time. She seems to wake up and cry but can easily be settled, but she is now awake so we play-eat-sleep etc and do it all over again about 4 times all up to just get 30mins of sleep from her each time. She is placed in her cot and room darkened too and tried that pram( rocking). She then gets grumpy from 5pm as she is tired. I have read that she may feel insecure as she wakes up and sees that ma is not there and cries, but is all ok when I get her. I don't let her cry for long either. Then apparently when she turns 1, she will know that ma and pa are close by and will go to sleep during the day and has that security and satisfaction that all is ok. Can you let me know how you managed to have yoour little boy go to sleep in the day ( if at all).
Anna, SA, Ruby & Eloise
It's My First On This Site Aswell,
I Have A Little 9 Week Old Baby Girl, Abbey She
Normally Has Her Last Feed At 10pm And Goes Right Through The Night Until At Least 8am But The Other Morning I Had To Wake Her At 10am As I Was Going Out ,I Think I Am Just One Lucky Mum.
During The Day I Feed Her Change Her Nappy,Wrap Her ,Have A Little Cuddle Then Put Her Straight Back To Bed With Soft Music Going And She Sleeps For Approx.2 - 3 Hrs Up To Her Next Feed,I'm Just Hoping She Stays Like This as When My Son Hit 6Months Old He Changed And I Was Up To Him More Than Ever.
Hope All Goes Well
Natalie NSW Baby Girl
thanks for this advice as my baby is like yours. She sleeps straight through the night sometimes too. I will try/add music during the day ( i do feed, wrap, cuddle her anyway). so here goes..
Anna and Ruby
Anna, SA, Ruby & Eloise
I've got a 4week old baby girl. Whoever it was that said that newborns sleep alot sure didnt know my little girl... during the day I generally get her to sleep for spurts of about 20-30 minutes (if i'm lucky) and then at night (usually from about 11-12pm) she sleeps for anywhere from 2-4 hours at a time then wakes for a feed and fights having to go back to sleep. Lots of people keep telling me that it'll get better, all i can say is i sure do hope so as this zombie look i've got going on is not a good one! smile
Belinda, WA, lovely baby girl
Peta, NSW, mum of 2 gorgeous girls
Claudia, Vic (Bella 2 and Billy8mths
I have a 7wk old son who feeds to sleep. If I want him to sleep for any longer than 10 minutes after putting him down, I need to wrap him in a blanket/bunny rug before he goes to sleep, otherwise the cold of the bed or bassinette wakes him up after the warmth of snuggling on me. This includes having part of the blanket under his head when he's feeding. This may seem like a rigmarole, but is worth it when I am rewarded with a couple of 3-4hr sleeps during the day and 6-9hrs at night!!
Good luck, and remember to keep your baby warm during these cold days / nights (remember they had round the clock warmth before they were born!)
Kerry, WA, Son born Aug '03, Daughter born Feb '05
mother of joshua born AUG 28 2003
Everyone who's said that their baby sleeps for about 30 - 40 mins in the day has described my daughter in her first 8 weeks.
I was completely devastated that she wasn't sleeping as much as they said that she would. And then I found out why.
Babies aren't born with the natural ability to sleep when they are tired. They actually need to be taught to sleep. Hannah was 8 weeks old when my sister told me that. After that time, I started using a sleep strategy which my other sister gave me, which showed me how to identify the tired signs and how to put her to bed. I didn't realise it, but most of the time I was dealing with an extremely over-tired baby, which was making it very hard for her to go to sleep.
My advice is to go and find out a good way to recognise your baby's tired signs and how to put them to sleep. Paradoxically, Hannah sleeps better at night when she's slept better during the day!
And plus - you need a break during the day!
Hannah (3 yrs) and Harry's (born 22/7) Mum! QLD
If you happen to see this post , I was wondering if there are any tips or advice you can offer to me.
Like your son, mine has cat naps through the day and also wakes up 2-3 times during the night
All the best ZacsMum
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