How can I get my 3 month old to nap longer?

Jennifer - posted on 08/27/2012 ( no moms have responded yet )

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My baby girl is 3 months old and she will NOT SLEEP!! I know there are so many of you out there that have gone thru the same thing or are going thru it so I need some advice anything will help!!







She is visibly exhausted she throughout the day. If she naps it may be for maybe 30 - 45 mins max. I feel like I spend my whole day trying to put her to sleep. She falls asleep I put her down or she may already be down I walk away and sure enough 10 or 45 mins later she wakes up. This cannot be normal I feel like it's not good for her. She is breasted and I also give formula at night and when we go out. She seems so restless all the time. I feel like it's my fault because I had a lot of stress during my pregnancy due to work and we were buying our first home, I didn't really rest during pregnancy and I was always stressing. When it's bedtime she has a routine between 7-8 bath time and then the battle begins for her to fall asleep she will fall asleep around 10:30 or 11:00. She sleeps between my husband and I otherwise she won't sleep at night either, but she moves all night as if she's trying to wake up the whole time. I spend most of the night with my breast in her mouth. I tried the pacifier but she'll spit out and start going crazy looking for it.







Someone please help! I've tried chamomile tea, cereal, massages, lights off, lights on, music, silence, pillows around her, swaddle, I think almost everything and she just won't sleep.







This is obviously hurting my marriage my husband and I are very disconnected, we argue all the time. I mean I can understand if she's just not a day sleeper but I wish she could just be in bed at least by 9:00 so that I could have 1 or 2 hours with my husband. As I am typing this I feel so selfish even thinking about this. I wanted a baby I should just be grateful...right?

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