So how long is everyones baby sleeping?????
Alexandra - posted on 12/31/2012
"Formula fed babies sleep longer than breasted babies." Untrue and deceiving.
Babies are babies. Their sleep schedules have SO many determining factors it's completely and totally ignorant to say above quotation. Sleep patterns depend on baby.
Carly - posted on 12/31/2012
I'm jealous of you all! LO was getting up 2-3 times per night, but at about 4 months (she be 5 months on the 2nd) she started waking every 2 hours again, from 8pm-8:30am, to nurse. It's exhausting! We even have started her on cereal and some solids at dinner time, but it's not helping her sleep.
Alexandra - posted on 12/26/2012
At 4 1/2 months his schedule is he goes down around 6-7pm, sleeps until like 12-1, wakes up to nurse once or twice before he actually WAKES up around 4-5am. Stays up for an hour and then goes back down until 7-8. Not the best sleeper but definitely not the worst!
Jennifer - posted on 11/28/2012
My daughter has been sleeping 8-10 hours a night since she was 2 months old.
Formula fed babies sleep longer than breastfed babies. Here's some tips for helping baby sleep a bit longer
1. Swaddling - most newborns enjoy being swaddled. The biggest mistake most parents make is not swaddling the baby tight enough. Think of how crowded they were in the womb. Swaddling is meant to recreate this feeling - it needs to be tight.
2. Don't overstimulate baby when he/she wakes up for a feeding. When your little one wakes up for a feeding, keep the lights off, don't talk to baby, and feed baby. When baby's overstimulated he/she is more likely to fully awaken during this nighttime feeding.
3. White noise - most newborns enjoy white noise. This, too, is designed to recreate the feeling of the womb. There are many different toys and machines that produce noise, heart beat, and nature sounds. Be sure you place these toys or machines outside of the crib. NOTHING should be placed in the crib with baby.
4. Pacifier - Once breastfeeding is established, consider giving baby a pacifier. Sucking is soothing and will often help baby sleep longer. It's also recommended to less the risk of SIDS.
Eryn - posted on 09/17/2012
my little man is almost 7 weeks old and at night he usually sleeps from 8pm-230am ish and wakes up just to eat and goes right back to sleep till about 5 or 6 eat again and is asleep til 730-8 and is usually up for the day. he is taking short cat naps throughout the day and one long nap of about 2hrs.
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