Urgent help needed

Jessica - posted on 11/19/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hiya, i'm 17 years old and a first time mum to my 1 month old son, he's my whole world.. I'm looking for a little advise, The problem I'm experiencing is he doesn't tend to like sleeping at night, he's a nightmare to get to sleep. During the day he's perfect, we both wake up around 9, I bath and dress him then we do day to day activities (go into town, clean up, cook ect) he has a bottle every 3 hours and naps between. Occasionally he will stay awake abit but rarely. When it comes to bedtime he won't sleep, I give him his bedtime bottle cuddle him abit then put him into his Moses basket to sleep but then he suddenly has a whole lot if energy and will be awake for hours. I am exhausted and in desperate need of some advise on changing his body clock so he'll sleep. I'm exhausted I try sleep whilst he does, but I've a house to keep running so i don't have time. I don't know if its silly asking for this advice but I really need some advise/guidance. Thank you in advance xx


Ev - posted on 11/19/2013




At this early stage of life there is not much you can do to change his day and night habits. He sounds like a night owl at the moment. He is still little and will change sleep habits all the time until he reaches over a year of age. You can do the best you can. Did no one tell you the things to expect with a little one? Babies grow a lot during the first year and change as well. They do not yet know the difference between night and day. There is no changing his body clock to make it work for your time. He is on his own time right now. Its all about him. Take those naps when you can and do the best that you can. This stage is going to pass before you know it.

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