my 1 month old has learned to fight her sleep.. any suggestions to help her sleep better? swaddleing


Krystyna - posted on 10/21/2010




My twins are 6 and my youngest is 4. Someone is still always getting up or not sleeping through the night. Your time is just beginning...;D Good luck!

Jessica - posted on 10/20/2010




Swaddling and music. Babies are use to hearing thier mothers heart beat all the time. they arent use to the quit of thier new world. Music worked every time with my kids. Sounds of the ocean seemed to work best

Dionne - posted on 10/19/2010




One trick - One day I forgot I had a vibrating button on her bassinet and her seat. Just thought id try that out and wow sure enough she slept :) Swaddling helps also

Sara - posted on 10/18/2010




I've heard that swaddling helps some infants have a better night's sleep, but it didn't work for mine. What I found to help (of course all children are different) was to play instrumental music softly on a CD player while he slept. That actually helps me to get a better night's sleep, as well. Sometimes you have to try multiple things until you find what will work for your baby. Good Luck!!


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Melissa - posted on 10/22/2010




Mine often still does as well ..he is 7 mths...I do find putting him down 1-2hrs after he wakes works...he takes a while to go to sleep but if I wait to put him down after 2 hours has gone by...forget about it! She might also develop a pattern of only sleeping for 30 mins at a time if that happens try to let her be, if she is not crying hystaricly, she should fall back asleep within 15 mins or so. She is overtired, that is why they fight their try to make sure she is getting her recommend hours of sleep, I think at that age its 16+ hours.

Jennifer - posted on 10/20/2010




Well, mine at almost 17 months still doesn't sleep through the night. Maybe she's gasy? Mylicon has worked great for mine. I read that they don't develop their seratonin until at least 4 months, so that could be part of the problem as well.

Sarah - posted on 10/19/2010




My little girl is 2 months old and starting fighting her sleep when she was about 6 weeks old. I do swaddle her at night and she has been sleeping through the night for a while now. It also helps when she naps. I think maybe you should try it...if not then let her put herself to sleep when you lay her down. My daughter has also taught herself to do that. When its time for bed, just lay her down and let her put herself to sleep.

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Some babies don't like to be swaddled. A bath before bed always helped relax my son. Then I would read a book and rock him for awhile while I played a lullaby CD. Sometimes gas was the reason he was fighting sleep. He liked it when I laid him on his stomach across my arm (like a football) and I'd sway him back and forth. Or, I used the infant swing or vibrating bouncy seat. He liked sleeping in his bouncer on top of the dryer. When falling asleep became something desperate we would go for a night time drive. He always fell asleep in the car.

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I never liked that coz to me ive learned thru experience with my cousins when i use to babysit for them they liked being swaddled to sleep but they got so use to never do that with my ones.what i normally do is i gave them a bath before sleeping .give them a good feed and sort of put them to routine of sleep and what i do instead of rockin them to sleep i put them on those small baby rocker till they go to sleep and that't when i transfer to their cot but sometimes they start to cry so what i do i just pat them on the side and they go back to sleep

Renae - posted on 10/19/2010




Is she overtired? Overtiredness is the most common reason for difficulty going to sleep. At 1 month she should be awake for no more than 45 minutes at a time. The difference between tired and ready for sleep - and overtired screaming tantrum - in a young baby is only about 20 minutes. Try putting her down earlier.

Candy - posted on 10/19/2010




Mine liked music too. One loved to be swaddled, the other hated it. In fact they couldnt get her to be still when she was born to swaddle her. Of course I am on of those mom's who held their baby until they fell asleep.

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