how do i get her to sleep more?

Pam - posted on 08/30/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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she never wants to sleep and im getting so tired. not sure if its normal at her age!

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Zoe - posted on 09/05/2009

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Read "Save Our Sleep" by Tizzie Hall, I don't know what I would have done without it!! My little angel now has 2 sleeps and a nap during the day and sleeps through the night!! Good Luck!

Elisha - posted on 09/04/2009

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My son is 11 weeks old and sleeps really well at night (8pm to 7.30am) but during the day he used to have alot of 1/2hr cat naps which weren't long enough according to the health nurse. I find that a soothing musical toy in the cot or a dummy helps alot in getting him to sleep longer. Since he has been sleeping all night he has been having longer sleeps during the day. I found the Feed, Play, Sleep routine also really helps and my health nurse said to keep their cot for sleeping so they know when they are put down that its bedtime. This has worked well during the day with my son also.

Mirvat - posted on 09/03/2009

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try to give her a bath one hour before the time u need her to sleep when u finish her bath give her infacol or ovol then massage her tammy and ass with warm olive oil (use a spoon to warm it) then wrap the baby tummy with a soft cover and lay her down with very soft light and complete silence lay next to her for a while if she cries whisper a song in her ear and then leave her alone

this worked with me hope it does with u

good luck :)

Ashley - posted on 09/03/2009

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My son usually wakes up around 7am I keep him up playing until about 10am then I let him sleep until about 2pm wake him up feed him, play, he will stay up until 9pm when i do this and then I give him a bath with johnson&johnson night time calming wash, give him a massage a bottle (6 ounces right before bed) keep him up for another hour then at 11pm I lay him down and he sleeps until 7am. When I used to wait for him to wake up he wouldnt want to go back to sleep then i would get frustrated becuz i was soo tired (single mom) so when i started waking him up when i wanted to wake him up hes learned that he needs to be on my schedule and he doesnt make the rules lol he is 2 months now and sleeps about 8 hours at night with 1-2 naps during the day

Monique - posted on 09/03/2009

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I put my baby in a swaddle-me one of the ones with velcro that swaddles her tiiight, when I do she's mad for about a minute and then she passes right out. I've learned to only put her in it at night, because she'll sleep for up to 12 hrs in it.

Rochelle - posted on 09/01/2009

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I saw our child health nurse recently for advice ont he same thing, she said i was missing her tired signs, now that we have that sorted, i can put her in her cot and off to sleep she goes, we do the feed/play/sleep routine. The child health nurse also said to not to get her up, unless she was actually crying, not just stirring, then she might resettle, and sometime she does. good luck

Carlie - posted on 09/01/2009

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As soon as my son wakes up I feed him and then keep him up playing for around an hour and a half from the time he woke up. This helps him sleep better as he is tired when he gets put to bed because he has been up playing. I also feed him every 4 hours during the day and then give him his last feed at around 10pm and sit him upright for about 10mintues to help him digest his food and then straight back to bed. He sleeps for around 7-10 hours at night and this routine has really worked for him because he never used to sleep. When he wakes up in the morning I start the whole routine again but don't keep him up playing unless it is between 6am and 10pm

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i had that problem at first. it seemed like she never wanted to sleep. i would let her fall asleep in my arms then put her in crib or down somewhere. then she would start falling asleep in her swing on her own. then finally we got a routine going on. is she fussy when shes up?

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