Wired baby!!

Kilea - posted on 04/30/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter is nearly 4 weeks old and will not sleep, I feel llike I am up from midnight till 5.00-6.00 am every day with a over tired and windy baby (and I use wind drops to release her wind) and she also will not sleep through the day and will be up for up to 3 hours at any given time. My first daughter was an angel and completely the opposite and slept all day and all night. I feel like Im going a bit bananas! How do I settle a newborn who will not close their eyes and relax?? My oldest daughter is 20 months so I am obviously unable to go into a dark quiet room and have complete silence etc ...any suggestions

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Jennifer - posted on 05/02/2011

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You may try a sling too. You can wear her around and still get things done. My daughter spent most of her first three months in hers. I even took her to the bathroom with me. She felt secure and got to see what was going on around her. You may ask your pediatrician for advice too. Her personality/temperment is her own. Don't expect your children to be the same because in all likelyhood, they won't be. Also, be aware of sensory triggers in her environment. Are there loud sounds? Bright colors? Strong smells? Strange textured clothing? Varying temperatures? Some babies are more sensitive and get agitated easier. Hang in there and good luck!

Kilea - posted on 04/30/2011

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I swaddle her, I warm bath her, I massage her ... I have tried it all. I feel like I am at my wits end and dont know what else to do

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