Ideas To Get Little One To Sleep Through The Night

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tina - October 6

Is there anyway to get my little one to sleep at night instead of during the day? I think she is developing my husbands sleeping habits. I'd like to change them now so that I can get some sleep. any suggestions would be appreciated.


BBK ® © - October 6

How old is she?


Tina - October 6

Not very old. She will be a month this weekend. I doubt that there is anything I can do but I thought I would ask. I think she just has her days and nights mixed up. I would like to be able to sleep at night. I can't during the day. Something about the sun being up keeps me awake.


BBK ® © - October 6

You're right. It takes the little ones a while to figure out their circadian rhythm, while you have the opposite problem of knowing it too well. Don't expect too much for a while, but one way is to put her in a bright room during the day and keep the bedroom where she sleeps with very little light.


keekee - October 6

Sorry tina, you have a ways too go. Try to sleep when she sleep. See if your husband can give you breaks when he's home so you can get some rest. Take care!!!


tina - October 6

Thanks ladies. Hopefully she will figure it out sooner rather than later. The hubby helps out when he can but I am b___st feeding so he can only help with the diapers for now. I don't even want to go into how much he keeps bugging me to pump so he can feed her too.


Jamie - October 6

LOL - BBK is a guy...anyway, I don't have any suggestions about changing her sleep cycle, since mine has never had that problem...but, with b___stfeeding, have you tried the side-lying position? I personally use that position...she falls asleep, and I rest at the same time. Even if you don't actually sleep, it'll help you recover a bit until she's better adjusted to night/day.


monica - October 7

try not to let her sleep for more than 3 hours during the day and at night when feeding try to do it with minimum lighting. Also if possible try not to change her diaper.During the day make as much noise and put her in a bright room.It will get better soon. A lot of us have to go through this.


BBK ® © - October 7

Tina, I'm a guy like Jamie said.... a new dad! I change the diapers too when I'm home but our daughter only likes formula out of the bottle. She LOVES b___stmilk, but only from the source. I'm not good with feeding her, but the biggest help I provide is to calm the baby down. Somehow she settles when I hold her :)


Tina - October 7

Sorry BBK. I forget you guys can give advice too. Thanks for all the tips. Hopefully some of them will work. She actually slept a lot more last night. I think she just doesn't want to sleep alone in her room. I gave in last night and left her sleep on my stomach in my bed and she slept for a whole five hours. Wow that was so great I got some much needed rest. I just hope that I didn't create another problem letting her sleep on my stomach. I wouldn't want her to keep that up when she gets older. I'm sure that she will figure out that she needs to be up during the day eventually. Again thanks for the advice. I really appreciate it. I'm am so glad I found this website. Well hope everyone has a great day and night.


anna - October 7

hey BBK can you give me any addvise to get my 2 1/2 month old to sleep in her crib?


jenny - October 7

whats is BBK? and why do you have a r and c circled after your name?


BBK ® © - October 7

Jenny it's my nickname for this site and the ® © I put in because I figured most imposters (there were some in the past) won't be able to figure how to put them in easily...Anna, I wish I knew because we'll be faced with the same problem soon. I read 6+ books on baby sleep recently and the methods that work the best involve crying. Not an easy way to go in our household so we're still trying other ways. Good luck! Tina at that age you can't spoil the baby yet, but be sure it is a safe way to sleep.... you don't want to have the baby roll off and it's a no-no for SIDS risk. But then again, nobody is perfect :-)


anna - October 7

thats a good way to idenify yourself


Barbara - October 7

Hi! My son is 3 1/2 months old and has slept through the night since he was 8 weeks old! During the day make sure you have your curtains opened and the tv or something else on. Unlike nightime when you want it dark and more quite. Also which I just read in the "Baby Whisperer" dont let your baby sleep longer than 2 hours during the day. Your baby will be more likely to eat more often that way your little will one will be able to sleep longer periods during the night. The book also recommends a "dream feed" before you go to bed at night. Thats just giving your baby formula or b___stmilk before you go to bed. My son goes to sleep around 9:00pm and sleeps till 6:30am....I hope it helps good luck



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