My baby has night and day confused all of a sudden. How do I get her back on track?

Traci - posted on 06/07/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My little girl had her second round of shots last week and ever since then she has gotten off track with her sleeping schedule. She used to go down to bed between 10pm-12am, but since her shots, she's not getting down until 2,3,4,5am. How do I get her back on track??

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Marie - posted on 06/08/2009

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My LO had a screwed up schedule from flying to the other end of the country so jet lag was our issue. We had to force wake up at about the same time every day - 730/830am and do two relatively short naps - 90 minutes each approx. If we let him sleep too much during the day he was up at weird hours at night. It took 4 days to sort him out to the Victoria schedule, it took us 3 weeks to sort him back to our Ottawa schedule. Murder on us too.



Alex has finished his 1 year round of shots - MMR and meningitis and we were told it could be 10 to 14 days before we saw a reaction - last night he had a temp of 102. It hasn't screwed up his schedule - yet - though he was up at 2am and 4am since he's had a lot of air bubbles lately and we've taken him off every solid food except cereal, and are exclusively breastfeeding (daddy gives him a pumped bottle while I'm off at work).

Ashley - posted on 06/08/2009

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A round of shots will always mess up a baby's eat/ sleep patterns. But try putting her down much earlier (6pm) and she should wake less. If she's still pretty young she may wake once or twice to eat but should be able to fall back to sleep right after. A few consistent nights of this and she should be heading back in the right direction.

Rhea - posted on 06/08/2009

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mine did the same. its a nightmare. we had to wake him up every couple of hrs during the day and make him feed and leave him as long as he wnts on a night. now he sleeps all night.

Natalie - posted on 06/07/2009

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I think as long as you, keep there feedings to schedule, and not giving them more while they are up later, they will soon get sorted out! but if you bend your other schedules to their new schedules then they are more likely to become accustomed to it! keep your bedtime routines going as normal, and keep it quite, and not playtime! I'm sure they'll figure it out! my first one did this and it soon sorted itself out and my second is doing the same and its sorting itself out too!

Rachael - posted on 06/07/2009

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My daughter got her 3rd round of shots last week and is doing the same. She normally goes to bed around 7-7:30 but it's 10:30 the last couple of days then she's up at 2 until 5.

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