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Emilija - posted on 12/27/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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i have a 3 month old baby,i put her to bed around 9 every night,she sleeps for a hour and then she;s up around 10pm.she sometimes cries,but sometimes just stays in bed,watching and playing with pacifier for an hour or two,after that she falls asleep,but those two hours i get very nervous,i want her to sleep.please give me some advice what do i do?

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Emilija - posted on 01/09/2010

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well my baby started crying:(,after i put her to sleep,after bath and feeding she sleeps an hour and then wakes up again.but now she sometimes cries,I put her next to me in my bed i just hold her hand and put pacifier when falls,I try not to take her in my hands,but she is LOUD,she screams,and sometimes when she cries she chokes.It's became a routine,bath,feed,sleep,play and cry and then sleep till morning.I' m still nervous,but what can I do?

Sarah - posted on 01/03/2010

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It is hard when they are awake and making noise (even fun noise). Enjoy listening to those fun noises. Sometimes the cutiest things my kids said/did where when they were in their naps "sleeping". My son would carry on a conversation with his tiger. My daughter would play house or teacher. Enjoy those new sounds they figure out and enjoy making. Also I found it helps to turn down the monitor. When my son was little I was SO nervious that I was not going to be able to hear him if he needed me. I soon realized that when he needed me he was loud enough to let me know even without the monitor. It is amazing what noises you start to sleep through and what noises you are up like lightening not even realizing you even heard anything.

Ann - posted on 01/03/2010

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When my daughter was 2 months I wanted to see if she would go down earlier than 9pm. I found a woman in Canada named Dana Obleman. She has a great website you can read or watch free video blogs about how to tackle many sleep issues at different ages. I never bought her book just used the advice on the site. Our baby sleeps from 7:30pm to 7am. She started doing so after about 3 days on a nightly bath routine.
Good luck and take care!

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i wouldnt mess with her unless she has the hungry cry which im sure you know now lol.. leave her be if shes content.. enjoy it

Julie - posted on 01/03/2010

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Feed her is my best advice. Babies at that age wake every two to three hours for a feeding. If she's waking up so soon after being put down I would feed her and see if she goes back down. It's very normal for babies that age to have an irregular sleeping pattern. Another thing that my doctor recommended is to give them some indirect sunlight in the morning hours - this apparently helps to regulate their inner clock. Just make sure it's not direct sunlight. For us, both of our boys seemed to sleep better around 6 months of age, but still woke up for a bottle until 18 months of age a couple of times a night. I know this is not what you want to hear, but it will go faster than you think. Babies tummies are so small that they need small frequent feeding. Good luck and I hope you get some sleep!

Renae - posted on 01/03/2010

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Leave her be. Its hard because you cant sleep until she does right? I am the same.



Often when babies are being "taught" to go to sleep on their own using sleep training methods they will go through a phase where they just lie there awake, not crying but looking around and playing with their hands or blanket. This happens while they are learning what they are supposed to do - which is go to sleep.



I think something similar is happening here. I would guess that your baby is tired and falls asleep in your arms at 9pm, is that right? Then when she wakes later she doesn't know that she is supposed to be asleep, so she plays until she gets tired again and falls asleep... this is GREAT NEWS. Your baby is teaching herself to go to sleep on her own - something many parents have to teach their babies later. This phase will pass, she will figure out that night time is sleep time and soon she will know that when she wakes she should close her eyes and go back to sleep. Give her another month or so.

Crystal - posted on 12/27/2009

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It is not possible to force her to sleep, if she is calm in her crib then I would not panic. Perhaps she is not tired enough to sleep when you put her to bed, perhaps look at how much sleep she is getting prior?? Just a suggestion, good luck!

Aisha - posted on 12/27/2009

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It seems like she just likes to play, how cute. I think that if she does'nt cry she will drift back off to sleep. If you stay up and watch her she can probably sence your nerves try too relax and sleep yourself, if shes fed, changed and warm she will be fine i know its hard but try not to worry.

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