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Monisha - posted on 02/05/2016 ( 15 moms have responded )

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I have tried everything even though my 13 week baby won't sleep at night. Please help me

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Raye - posted on 02/08/2016

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Can you get to a library? Read some books on parenting. Not even "tried and true" methods will work for all babies, because each is different. But you can get some good ideas from books on different things to try.

Different books or doctors may have different opinions about when to start feeing solids to your baby. Some say as early as 4 months, some say no earlier than 6 months, but most agree that your baby first needs to be able to keep his head in a steady, upright position. Your baby needs to sit upright to swallow well. To keep solid food in his mouth and then swallow it, your baby needs to stop using his tongue to push food out of his mouth. Your baby's mouth and tongue develop in sync with his digestive system. To start solids, he should be able to move food to the back of his mouth and swallow. Most babies are ready to begin solids when they have a growing appetite (he seems hungry even with eight to ten feedings of breast milk or formula a day). And also he may be ready when he has a great curiosity about what you're eating, watching the food go from the plate into your mouth and trying to grab at your food as you eat.

As Michelle said, after beginning solids, they are only for the baby to get used to tastes and textures, not nutrition until after 12 months. Until then, breastmilk or formula is still your baby's main source for proper nutrition.

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Monisha - posted on 02/09/2016

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Can I stay with me mom in law or not. Because they won't look after my lo..... Nd now telling to go separate....... Nd she is behaving very rude to me......... My lo won't sleeps at night in morning I have look after all the work.... After c.section am totally not in rest.

Gena - posted on 02/07/2016

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Try getting a baby bath for the night. We get one from penaten called good nite baby. You also can get it as a body lotion. It smells nice and relaxing. When you give baby a massage always from top to bottom. By the arms for example you start by the shoulder,slowly and gently massage down to the hands. Try it out..it always relaxed my son.

Michelle - posted on 02/07/2016

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After 6 months, but solids are only for taste and texture, not nutrition until after 12 months.
Do you not have and friends or family around to guide you?

Michelle - posted on 02/07/2016

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We can't tell you when your baby will start or stop doing something. Every baby is different. You just have to work out what works for your family in regards to getting sleep etc.
Babies don't come with an instruction manual so it's a bit of trial and error to find the best for you both.
I used to have to drive around to get my oldest to sleep and then my 2nd would fall asleep on the floor during tummy time for 4 hours!!! Go figure, both the same parents but very different children.

Gena - posted on 02/07/2016

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When your baby sleeps during the day use that time to also sleep. That's if you don't have older kids. That's what I use to do. Even if its just an hour it is good to get some sleep!

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/06/2016

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Well, each baby is different. Like Michelle pointed out, some are screamers, and nothing makes them happy. Others will quiet with a feeding, or a diaper, or some soothing, depending on their need at the time.

The baby is only 13 weeks. You're still getting to know each other. You will soon start to recognize what each cry is for, and how to handle each.

Michelle - posted on 02/06/2016

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Unfortunately, some babies are screamers. My 1st one was. He cried all the time even though he was fed, changed and comfortable. They do grow out of it. He's now a teenager and loves his sleep.

Michelle - posted on 02/06/2016

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Babies, especially when breastfed, will wake every 2-4 hours to feed.
Babies aren't supposed to sleep through the night. It doesn't last forever though so you will get through it.

Jodi - posted on 02/05/2016

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What, exactly, is your definition of "sleep through the night"? Newborn babies DON'T generally sleep through the night. If you are getting a good 4 or 5 hours, you are doing really well, but it honestly isn't uncommon for a baby this age to still be waking every two or three hours to be fed.

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