How do i get my 2 month old tostay up so she will sleep more at night

Nijjia - posted on 05/26/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )




My lil girl snacks on her milk during the day then at night she will eat for at least 10 mins but it seems like the older she is getting the less hours she sleeps at night.


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Rosemarie - posted on 05/26/2010




the only thing i could tell you to do is when it comes to bed time try reading her a bed time story or sing to her or find something to wear her out and then she should sleep during the night

Kristin - posted on 05/26/2010




Keep it dim and dull at night during her feedings. Don't change her diaper unless soaked or poopy. It is really difficult to fully soak a disposable until they are at the top of the weight limits, so you should be fine here. When she's done eating, snuggle without any meaningful sounds until she's drowsy and then back to bed with her.

During the day, keep things bright, normal daytime noise levels, and interesting for her. You could try waking her a few minutes earlier. Or depending on how many she takes, consolidating to longer naps. It's really tough during the first few months. They sleep when they sleep and it usually doesn't involve long stretches at night. It does get better, she will go longer, just not really until she is ready to.

So, I know that infants to sleep a lot. I know it is a range of hours. I just don't recall what it is. Your pediatrician should know this or at least be able to find out for you. As she gets bigger, it will be less.

Good luck.

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