No sleep...Help???

Raechil - posted on 09/03/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




My son's barely 3 months old and his sleeping habits flipped about 2 weeks ago and I really can't handle it. I have so much to do during the day and then im stuck awake til bout 5am cause he won't sleep. I'm not posting this to complain.. I'm wanting to ask...

Is 3 months to early to keep him awake in the evenings so he'll sleep at night??
And If not how long do you keep them awake for before you let them sleep??


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Tracy - posted on 09/04/2011




Are you perhaps letting him sleep too much during the day? Maybe because it suits you when you're busy? It sounds like his sleep patterns are a bit messed up. I don't think it's a bad idea to keep him awake a bit longer, however it may be better to have a sleep schedule during the day to ensure he's not oversleeping in the daylight hours. Maybe by letting him sleep for an hour and a half at a time then waking him (no it's not cruel, promise). If you only keep him awake for a long time in the eve before the "long" sleep then he may become over-tired and not sleep at all. Good luck : )

JuLeah - posted on 09/04/2011




At three months, they sleep when ever they fall asleep. Don't keep them awake. When they are asleep is when they grow. Their bodies need sleep more then you if that can be believed and I have been in your shoes, so I know it might be hard to believe

For now, you let other things in your life go

You sleep when he sleeps

You lean on and work WITH your partner if ou have one (I did in name only)

If not, really, sleep when he sleeps. No coffee - really, it makes things so much worse - green tea is good

Drink a lot of water - eat foods that are fresh, not precessed. You body needs all the help it can get and digesting processed food requires so much energy from your body

Trans fats, dyes ... sugar is so bad for you - it leaves you drained and tired - lacking all the B vits ....

We all get through this. I promise. They do grow, they do sleep more.

I used to marval at how tired I was ... in college my friends and I would start getting ready to go out around 9 at night ... get in, humm 7ish, be in class by eight :) Don't remember being tired like I was when my daughter was a baby

Course we didn't go out every night for three months in a row .... there is a reason lack of sleep is used as a means of torcher

Stifler's - posted on 09/04/2011




My 3 month old barely stays awake more than 2 hours at a time neither did my first baby. I try to aim for getting her to bed at 7 to keep a routine happening with bedtime but anything before that is open slather and she changes her feeding/sleeping/night waking habits all the time. He sounds like he's having a growth spurt.

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