How can I get my baby to sleep? She was up until 2 am last night and up again by 5! What can I do?


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Ebony - posted on 11/17/2009




For my daughter I kept her up all almost all day, Then by time night comes I give her a nice warm bath and warm bottle and she only woke a once in the night for another bottle and after I gave her the bottle she went right back to sleep for the rest of the night.

Tisha - posted on 11/16/2009




With my daughter, I just did the routine of changing her diaper, feeding her, and then I would sit in a rocking chair with her or gently sway her back and forth while pacing the floor until she was either sleeping or very very sleepy then put her back to bed. I tried to keep her up during the day a few times but that didn't help at all and my pediatrician said keeping them up during the day can make them wired and overtired at night and just make the whole matter worse so I just let her go at her own pace and she figured it out within a few weeks..of course she always woke up once in the middle of the night for a feeding until she was about 5 months old. And now that she's a toddler I have noticed if she misses her nap during the day she does not sleep well at night, so I would suggest letting her take her long naps during the day. Good luck!

Alyssa - posted on 11/16/2009




Awww, it sounds like she has her nights and days mixed up. What I had to do, which was very hard on me emotionally, was to try and keep her as much as you can during the day so she will sleep at night. I hated keeping my son up and he did get cranky but we finally got him turned back around. I hope this helps :-)

Alyssa M.

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