newborns day and night mixed up

Jennifer - posted on 10/24/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my child is 3 in half weeks old and has her days and nights mixed up. i had tried need some new ideas

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Betty - posted on 04/20/2012

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I agree what Katie says by trying to keep them up as much as you can- itll be hard itll be emotionally hard but itll work in the end!

Vicki - posted on 11/07/2011

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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.
Good luck!

Katie - posted on 11/02/2011

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I know it can be hard, but try keeping your newborn up during the day, tickle their feet, arm pits, undress and dress them regularly, ect.

Sharon - posted on 10/25/2011

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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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