My daughter wants to sleep all day and stay up all night, should I keep her awake during the day?

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Meagan - posted on 12/23/2009

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My daughter had her nights and days flipped also after birth. What worked for her is during the day, I would not let her get into a deep sleep. Every hour I would change her diaper. I kept all the lights on in the house to make it bright. When she got up at night, I would keep all the lights off or dimmed and not interact with her at all except to feed and change her. By doing that, she got "bored" being up at night. I would interact with her as much as possible when she was awake during the day to tire her out. The first few days were a little miserable because she was overtired, but it paid off in the long run by her sleeping better at night. I would feed her as much as possible during the day. Overall it took a few weeks to adjust but well worth it. She's 4 months old and sleeps 11-12 hours at night without waking up.

Also develop a good routine. I started every evening giving her a bath, dimming the lights while feeding her before bedtime. Babies need routine and it's paid off for me.

Susan - posted on 12/22/2009

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Quoting susan:

diffently she has her days and nights mixed up if she is hard to stay awake during the day take off all her clothes and play with her and talk to her it all depends on how old the baby is too



if its your older child then wake them around 6or7am and let them play and then around 11 or 11 30  am nape time and then luch feed'em and then around 1 or 2 pm its nap time agin and that should help with  the sleepless nights or if it the little baby take off all clothes and play  and let them sleep wake up at feeding times an play an  hour or two then nap and repeat until 6 then try to keep up until you want them to go to bed its going to be rough the first few trys but keep it up it will work hun

Susan - posted on 12/22/2009

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diffently she has her days and nights mixed up if she is hard to stay awake during the day take off all her clothes and play with her and talk to her it all depends on how old the baby is too

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