advice for a 3 month old not sleeping well in the day?

Nicola - posted on 11/01/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




My 3 month old daughter Pippa will only sleep for 25 to 30 minutes at a time during the day. I have tried sleep training and although it has worked at night, she still won't sleep in the day making her very grumpy! Any suggestions? I am really struggling!


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Claudia - posted on 11/01/2012




Holly brings up a great idea...have some type of white noise or music playing. Elena loves the air purifier's noise and now sleeps with it religiously.

Holly - posted on 11/01/2012




3 mo old you are LUCKY that she is sleeping during the night! during the day, i would suggest you make her day filled with activities.. .tire her out! play with her, tickle her, take her out side... try to keep her awake as much as possible... then lay her down... i would suggest trying for 3-4 naps a day at first... that way if she does sleep for 30 minutes at a time it equals out to at about 2 hrs each... work her up to just 2 naps a day, and maybe they will be longer naps at that time... DO NOT KEEP COMPLETELY QUIET during her naps.... that way she is used to noise, and when you have guests over they don't have to whisper when she sleeps.... i would even suggest getting a soothing CD something like mozart or maybe just a baby lullaby CD and put it on repeat, so that it plays continuously for as long as you need it to.

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