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Abryonna - posted on 01/09/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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if ur kid has day and nite mixed how do u fix it.

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Jade - posted on 01/10/2010

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The thing that worked for me was turning all the lights and TV on when we got up in the morning. No matter what anybody says there is no overnight fix. It took us atleast 6 weeks to get her on a normal routine and she also started sleeping through the night then. It's hard to do and very exhausting but everything will be back to normal soon! Good Luck!

Rebecca - posted on 01/10/2010

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I whole heartedly agree renae!!!! They havent had a chance to do anything yet let alone be put into strict routine.

Rebecca - posted on 01/10/2010

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Quoting Michelle:

try to start by feeding your baby 3 hrly and attmpt to give him a whole feed if breast feeding this is aprox 20 minutes each side total 40 minutes constant sucking then burp him and alow him to have a little play/wake time aprox 10 minutes getting longer each week put him back in his cot allowing him to self settle off to sleep this wont take long as he'll be tired going by this he'll be up for and hour then down for 2 wake him 3hrs from when you began feeding and feed again continue all day at night time dont give any wake time but continue feeding 3 hrly except for 1 late feed 10pm or closest feed after don't wake baby for 5hrs don't leave longer than this untill he's 6 weeks every week add an hour to this night time gap by 8 weeks he'll sleep 8 hrs at night this is what i did with both my girls who are 2yrs and 8 months both have given me a 5hr stretch throught the night from birth and have slept through from 8 weeks. so have 92% of parents that follow this pattern from a parenting course we attended.
remember to rest during the day and you'll be back to your normal rested self in no time good luck


Its barely out of the womb, how can you possibly put it into a strict regime at this age! Its Not in the army, let nature and instincts dictate the poor little soul!

Renae - posted on 01/10/2010

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Your baby is barely out of the womb! Most babies figure out day and night by 10-12 weeks. Give your baby time to develop naturally. You dont fix anything with a tiny baby, they are just a little bundle of instinct and nature knows what it is doing.

Shelley - posted on 01/10/2010

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try to start by feeding your baby 3 hrly and attmpt to give him a whole feed if breast feeding this is aprox 20 minutes each side total 40 minutes constant sucking then burp him and alow him to have a little play/wake time aprox 10 minutes getting longer each week put him back in his cot allowing him to self settle off to sleep this wont take long as he'll be tired going by this he'll be up for and hour then down for 2 wake him 3hrs from when you began feeding and feed again continue all day at night time dont give any wake time but continue feeding 3 hrly except for 1 late feed 10pm or closest feed after don't wake baby for 5hrs don't leave longer than this untill he's 6 weeks every week add an hour to this night time gap by 8 weeks he'll sleep 8 hrs at night this is what i did with both my girls who are 2yrs and 8 months both have given me a 5hr stretch throught the night from birth and have slept through from 8 weeks. so have 92% of parents that follow this pattern from a parenting course we attended.
remember to rest during the day and you'll be back to your normal rested self in no time good luck

Megan - posted on 01/09/2010

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Hang in there Honey!!! The first few weeks are the hardest.....this is when you get the least amount of sleep. Within a couple months or even a few weeks it will be better! Baby is too young to tell for sure if night and days are turned around. Wake baby up early and try to limit length of naps!

Rebecca - posted on 01/09/2010

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I noticed on your profile ur lil one is not even a couple of weeks! Give them time to settle down on their own! If you keep them awake longer you only encourage sleep deprivation-not a good thing. As they get older they will get day and night right. Somethings you cannot/ should not try and control. Just try and sleep when ur baby sleeps and remember that it doesnt last forever! (although it feels like forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Sherry - posted on 01/09/2010

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Quoting Vada:

Ok, I have the answer that I wish all moms had and I wish I had it the first time around. If you do this not only will your baby get their days and nights back in the correct order but you can actually get them to sleep up to 12 hrs at night without interuption. Is ur baby at least 4months old?


What's the answer?  I am dying to know!  My son is 6 months old.

Vada - posted on 01/09/2010

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Ok, I have the answer that I wish all moms had and I wish I had it the first time around. If you do this not only will your baby get their days and nights back in the correct order but you can actually get them to sleep up to 12 hrs at night without interuption. Is ur baby at least 4months old?

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try keeping the baby up as much as you can during the day.. that way the baby will sleep more at night...my son had that problem and thats what I did..it was hard expecually when I was SO tired...Good Luck!!!

Lori - posted on 01/09/2010

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ahhh I remember those days. first how old is your baby? then start waking him/her up at the same time every day in the morning or if its a better option change the afternoon nap timing either shorten it or start it earlier. what worked for me with both my children was the early morning feeding (say 5 am or 6am) I would turn on the lights and open the blinds and walk and breastfeed by every window i dared be infront of . this was all done after the first month where i needed to get a schedual going. Then of course I took a nap when they did to make up for the lack of my own sleep during this transition. good luck let me know what you figure out.

Have a great day.

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