newborns day and night mixed up
Vicki - posted on 11/07/2011
I went through something similar with my oldest daughter. Here are a few things you can try: During the day make sure the blinds/curtains are open to let in sunlight. Get out and go out for a walk if possible. And when she gets up at night, keep as many lights *off* as you can and keep things quiet, which lets her know that it's time to sleep (in other words, don't engage in playtime when she is up at night).
For us, I did a gradual transition where I would keep her up an extra hour every day so that eventually she was going to bed at the right time (at night!). It took a little while, but it worked pretty well, and then I was very strict about getting her up at the same time every morning to make sure she stayed on that schedule and didn’t start slipping into sleeping during the day again.
Sharon - posted on 10/25/2011
When we bought our youngest home he slept like a log, so during the day all his sleeps were in the portacot in the loungeroom, and night time was in the bassinet in our bedroom. For us it worked really well. He's 6ths now and only in the past fee weeks have I started putting him into the nursery for his day sleeps, he actually found it easier falling asleep with all the noise going on. And trust me, there's alot of noise with an almost 2yr boy running around lol.
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