4 Month old doesn't want to sleep much and I am 12 weeks pregnant!

Alisha - posted on 04/16/2013 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My son is 4 months and I am almost 13 weeks pregnant. Besides having a newborn and being pregnant I also work fulltime along side my husband. I'm having a hard time finding energy for anything, and my son switching from sleeping through the night to waking up once or twice is getting difficult. Not to mention that hes starting to only take 20-30 min naps only every 2 to 3 hours. I am concerned about his sleep routine, while also being concerned on how to handle it. New mom need advice!!!

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Ashley - posted on 04/16/2013

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ok . trial and error my daughters sleep routine is this, 12 am she gets her finally bottle . a diaper change . let he watch 20min of tv. and if still no sleep i run my hands threw her hair(works wonders) . took me 2months two get it dowm it was worth it, set a routine and dont change it . not even to adjust. and eventually the baby will adjust. i dont meed to rock my 4 month daughter to sleep and i know u can do it two. set that routine nd go with it. two months where a lot of sleepless nights but its worth it. dont give up mama

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Angie - posted on 04/20/2013

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I have a 5 month old son and I'm 4 1/2 months pregnant with my second child, I got pregnant around January 2nd. My son would wake up at 2 am get a bottle diaper change and back to sleep well when it is 6:20pm I give him his bottle with a little bit of cereal in his bottle and he is out for the night and won't get up till about 5 or 6am the best advice I have is give your son a little bit of rice cereal in with his formula and his tummy will be full and he will sleep till the next morning. Trust me I'm having trouble with sleeping with this pregnancy and my husband works 12 hour shifts so it's kinda hard to get any sleep or even rest....Hope it gets better for you congratulation on your pregnancy :)

Alisha - posted on 04/18/2013

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Well I delivered my son on November 29th and January 25 (I am 13 weeks from my predicted last period according to the doctor) is when we started having sex when I was on birth control but I guess it wasn't bullet proof enough. I found out I was pregnant on Feb 14th. My current child is 4 months turning 5 months in a few days. So yeah I am a little over my head. Didn't expect it. My son is a little too heavy for the swing or I would use it. Cute baby but a heavy little one. He is also more into sitting up and trying to stand on his feet and rolling around. I used to have him on a great sleeping routine but lately now all he wants to do is sleep for 30-40 mins and stay up for 3 or more hours. He sleeps from 10 pm- 7am.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/18/2013

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Wholly crap! You seriously got pregnant at 3 weeks post partum? You are nuts!

At 4 months, you can start a sleeping routine. It can be tricky to get them to sleep at certain times, but it sounds like you need to try. If you can sleep when the baby sleeps, DO! The first and last trimester are typically the most exhausting. Try getting him up by 7-8, down for a nap around 10-11...let him sleep until he wakes. If he wakes up 30 minutes later, try to keep him awake until 12-1...then another nap. He may need another short cat nap later in the day if this happens. If he sleeps for a good stretch at 10-11 am, then give him a later nap in the afternoon. Start putting him down for bed between 7-8:30 or even 9 pm depending on how he napped during the day. Try to get some sort of schedule started. You will need it.

JDaniel4's - posted on 04/18/2013

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My son never wanted to sleep. Do you have swing? They make them for young children. He loved the rocking motion of his.

Ashley - posted on 04/16/2013

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ok . trial and error my daughters sleep routine is this, 12 am she gets her finally bottle . a diaper change . let he watch 20min of tv. and if still no sleep i run my hands threw her hair(works wonders) . took me 2months two get it dowm it was worth it, set a routine and dont change it . not even to adjust. and eventually the baby will adjust. i dont meed to rock my 4 month daughter to sleep and i know u can do it two. set that routine nd go with it. two months where a lot of sleepless nights but its worth it. dont give up mama

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