Karen - posted on 06/21/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )
I have a 10 week old boy who was born 3 weeks early. He has difficulties falling asleep and staying asleep. I make sure he is only up for 1-1.5 hours at a time and 30 minutes of that is feedig. As soon as he is up I feed him, then change his diaper, then play time, and then diaper change again and then nap time. He starts to get grumpy about an 60 to 90 minutes of being up so I figuire that's how long he can stay up. Sometimes he shows signs that he is sleepy and other times not. He cries when I'm rocking him and finally when he is almost asleep but not asleep I will put him in his crib. If he falls asleep he is awake after 10 to 30 minutes. I will continue to try to help him sleep but usually we spend over an hour doing this and by that time he is hungry again. If he doesn't fall asleep I wait to see if he can do it on his own and he doesn't. Then I go in and rock him again and so on. I'm not concerned about a schedule, I'm just trying to help him sleep. At night he is up after 3 hours and then after 2 and then every hour untill 8 am.