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How To Make Baby Sleep Well

Donna asks…

7 week old baby sleeps inconsistently all night !!!?

So…I’m aware that my baby will be sleeping inconsistently at this age. But he seems to be consistently, inconsistent ! He has his usual bedtime routine of a bath, swaddle, then feeding at around 8p and he nods off to sleep at 830p. He will sleep for 4-5 hours after this first night feeding, but after that…he begins to wake up every 1 1/2 hours to eat. He usually goes 4 hours during the day between feedings and he’s eating 4oz or a bit more. During the first night feeding (after his bath) he will eat 4oz, but at those other feedings he will usually eat a lot less and not finish his bottle no matter how much we try to wake him up to finish. It’s as if he just wants to top off his meal from the 8p feeding and snack the rest of the night. Any advice or help would be so awesome !!

Admin answers:

Every baby is different but i did a bottle bath bottle bed routine and my son slept through after a couple of weeks. 5oz then bath then 9oz then bed. He used to polish both bottles off now he is on food and has food bath 7oz then bed and sleeps 7.30/8pm till half 6 in the morning he is now 19 weeks and has slept through for 2 months – still the odd night hie may get up once . Just bear with him stick with your routine and baby will work to it soon enough. If he is drinking the whole bottle before bed up it an oz and so on get him topped up. Or you could do a dream feed before you go to bed ( there is a nack to it and cam didnt take to it but i no many babies do) xx

Paul asks…

when do babies learn to sleep thru the night?

The only way my son will sleep thru the night is if he is in bed with me and my husband, How do i get him to sleep thru the night in his own bed?

Admin answers:

My son has slept through the night since he’s been born. The nurse brought him in from the nursery in the morning and said “your baby slept through the night!” and i was so excited!

All babies are different as i know we all say a million times here lol

but really, it’s different for every person. I was talking to someone about it yesterday and they said their youngest child didn’t sleep through the night until they were about 5!

Michael asks…

How can I get my baby to sleep through the night?

My baby boy is 10 months old. During the day he has two naps. One in the morning, which is about 2 hours long, and one in the afternoon, which is about half an hour to an hour long. He is very active during the day when awake. In the evenings we have the routine of taking a nice long bath, which he loves, and after that he’ll have his bottle and go to sleep. During the night he usually has tea by his side. He sleeps well until about 1am in the morning, sometimes even 10pm at night, and then he starts becoming very restless. He’ll start crying, and toss and turn, all while he’s eyes are closed. He will sleep for another 15 minutes and start the same thing again. This causes us as parents to be awake every 15 minutes trying to get him to calm down. Can it be that he is hyperactive? What can we do to make him sleep through the night?

Admin answers:

Firstly, babies have a tendency to wake up and most of the time there isn’t a lot we can do about it accept for ride it out and nudge in the right direction.

The advice from the previous poster about keeping things very calm, quiet and darkened when you get up to him through the night is very good advice it works a treat. Only very dull lights just enough for a nappy change if needed, and don’t talk any louder then a whisper or quiet shushes.

If there is a chance he is hungry just give him some formula through the night or water, nothing else.

You can’t really make a baby sleep through but you can do the above things to help encourage them to be calm and quiet through the night. Also make sure he gets enough sleep through the day, as much as he needs (his nap times sound fine!) an over-tired baby will also have a lot of trouble sleeping at night.

William asks…

How do you get your baby to sleep through the night?

I have a 14 month old and his pediatrician suggested that my baby shouldn’t need a bottle during the night and is only allow 16 oz of milk in the 24hr period. So For the past 2 nights, I let my baby drink 8oz of milk to fall asleep with. Once he fall asleep, I take the bottle away. He would get up couple hours later during the night and start crying. It hurts me to see him cry like that. The first night was so bad because he started crying at 2am and didn’t stop until almost 4am. Last night was a bit better. He woke up twice but only cried for 10 or 15 minutes then fell back asleep. Is this the right way to get my baby off the bottle during the night and to sleep through the night?

Admin answers:

Yes- your doing just fine.

I didn’t use bottles, so mine went to sleep without them but it only takes 2-4 nights and they will sleep through. It is very hard to listen to them crying but it is so much healthier for them in the long run if they get a full night sleep. Healthier for you too!

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David asks…

What if you’re sexually active and is the pill, but forgets to take the pill at the same time each day?

I’m on the pill and use a condom EVERY time I have sex. But, this is only the second month that I’ve been on Birth Control and I always forget to take the pill at the same time during the day. What does that mean? Will that give me a better chance of getting pregnant, because that is NOT what I want at all.

Admin answers:

It is best to take it at or close to the same time each day. Put your pills where you will see them at the same time, like when you get up or before you go to bed. Near your toothbrush, by the coffeemaker or cereal bowls, on your nitestand. Wherever you will see them and remember. I used to put mine on top of the microwave, which was right next to my coffeemaker. Another time, I put them on my nitestand, where I would always see them when I was going to bed.
If that strategy doesn’t work, get on a different form of birth control. There are more convenient forms available. The patch, and the Nuvaring, to name just two. The best is the IUD. It’s easily inserted at the doctor’s office (or clinic), has the highest rate of success at preventing pregnancy, lasts 5 or 10 years depending on which type you get, and all you have to do is a quick, painless 5 second check once a month to make sure it is still in place. You could put that on your calender so you don’t forget. If you ever decide you want to become pregnant, it is easily removed by the doctor or clinician, and fertility is restored almost instantly!
It seems a little pricey, but if you add up what your current method will cost over the same amount of time, it’s really a bargain. Plus, it’s way, way cheaper than having a baby! I highly recommend looking into it, as well as your other options.
Just stay away from the Depo Provera shot. That should be taken off the market. It ruins your teeth, thins your bones, and causes terrible weight gain. Nothing good about it, except it’s effective. But who’s going to want to sleep with you when you’re fat and toothless?
This is what I have learned over a lifetime of avoiding pregnancy and talking to others, as well. Hope it helps!

Donald asks…

Does anyone know the effects of the direction of the head of your bed on your dreams?

For example if the head of your bed is north you will dream a certain type of dream. The same for South, East, and West. I have read it in a book before, but do not remember. Any help is appreciated.

Admin answers:

Head pointing SOUTH is said to fan the flames of family fights. While it may be a sexually stimulating direction for necking and resting the head, sleep will be restless. Here, yellow tones calm insomnia; purple and lilac stimulate. When passion starts boiling over, light a candle or place a tall plant on bedstand for amore. But when you need a break from wind and waterbed aerobics, toss a handful of charcoal in a low clay pot and place near your headboard (and take a cold shower).

Head pointing SOUTH-EAST encourages social activity and clear communication in personal growth. Blues and greens are favored here. Vertically striped patterns of green and blue or a tabletop water chotscke is said to activate buoyant energy here.

Head facing SOUTH-WEST creates and enhances peaceful partnerships, although partners are said to become more cautious, hesitant to take risks. Drapes ,wallpaper or bedlinens with check patterns in shades of yellow and brown “ground” and enhance love energy.

Head facing EAST is perfect for pre-Baby Boomers. Good for increasing career-luck and keeping life busy. In this situation, for job opportunity, sleep on sheets of light green or blue pastel shades; increase intuition with a wicker or bamboo headboard.

Head pointing WEST tends to make one lazy: “wanting” the bucks or beaus, but lacking motivation or focus when going for the gold. Curvy patterns, warm pinks and maroons are said to increase intuition and non-verbal communication amongst bedpartners. Avoid grey or charcoal hues.

Head pointing NORTH is said to relieve insomnia and dampen down life activities. Warm pinks, mellow burgundy can enhance feelings of spirituality, peace of mind. Boost social engagements by adding brighter reds to the bedroom. To calm activity and busy-ness, place tall plants on either side of your headboard.

Head pointing NORTH-EAST stimulates motivation but is not conducive to rest, relaxation. This is known as “the nightmare bed direction”. Calm unsettling vibes by using somber, rusty pinks, pale yellow. If bad dreams or paranoia persist, display a handful of sea salt in small white ceramic bowl.

Head pointing NORTH-WEST promotes deep sleep and is recommended for parents and elderly family members. When asleep, this head direction is associated with self control, leadership. Colors enhancers are yellow, white and pink or metallic copper or brass tones. To diminish responsibilities, place ivy, curved glass statue or a picture of water lilies near the headboard.

George asks…

is it possible to define muchausen by proxy without physical evidence?

M by Proxy 95% of the time it is a woman(mother) causing her child damage in order to draw attention to herself

BACKGROUND:having been sexually abused as a child, the now Mother has a child after several lost babies (unclear if they were miscarriages, stillbirths, or worse).The child grows up to be 15 years old and the mother wants to indulge the girl’s modeling career.

The father’s totally against it, ultra-religious/controlling; so the mother/daughter team lie to him to get modeling gigs done.After they befriend a few people in their new area (they seem transient), the mother starts telling people how abusive the husband is, how he treats the daughter.Eventually the daughter confides in someone other than her mother that the father is creeping on the daughter in the shower.He also asks the daughter to sleep in the parental bed each night.Keep in mind this 15-yr-old appears to be a full-grown woman.The child refuses most nights.

It has come to light that for about 4 years prior this child was forced to sleep in the father’s bed while the mother worked 2nd shift.The child objected so much she would plead with her family friend to sleep over so as not to be alone with the father.Already it appears a case of the mother, having past sexual abuse herself, has not developed the skills to protect her daughter.

Now the mother had been hiding the modeling from the father, letting an older model drive her daughter to modeling gigs with the mother’s written blessing.She also permitted, about 1x per month, to let this older model take her daughter to outside events such as a concert or amusement park etc.

Unbeknownst to this older model trying to help the family, the Mother had been letting him take her daughter to modeling events while secretly backstabbing him to the modeling community.She seemed to suspect the child became infatuated with this man as a father figure, let this man develop an emotional bond with the child, let him pay for meals/clothes/modeling supplies/gas, but then started a police investigation on him through the modeling community.

Instead of directly asking her daughter/this man about how close they had become, she got the police involved & watched/listened as the cops grilled her daughter.Since nothing had happened no charges were filed. HOWEVER, this man never knew it was the mother who started the investigation until months later.

The mother/daughter team made it appear that conditions were SO bad in the home, this man offered to let them move in after the father got physical with the daughter.So even though the Mother thought this man was after her daughter/vice-versa, the 2 women moved in with this man.

Keep in mind, that this mother has a habit of lying, manipulating, etc.She spied on her daughter’s communications (text/chat/Facebook) all for the purpose of spying; never interceding.In one instance an older boy had been getting graphic with the daughter online, and sometimes the mother would pose as the daughter.The mother knew for sure the kid was after sex with the kind of talk he showed, this kid had a steady girlfriend, yet took her 15 year old to this kid’s house on a date?

This mother also watched as the 15 year old had multiple online/text relationships with several creepy photographers at the same time.The one claimed to love the 15 year old (no jokes/kidding this was real to him), while the worst one asked the 15 yr old to shave her private parts completely & meet him at a hotel for a bikini/lingerie ‘photoshoot’ for $.I doubt the meet ever happened but the daughter did give him their home address to mail ‘payment’.She tried to get some mother-approved garments paid for by the photographer.

The entire time the mother/daughter lived with this model, the mother showed even more anti-social behavior disorder symptoms.Claimed she would not open up to the man because it would appear like flirting, when in reality she was keeping her schemes to herself.The 15 yr old on the other hand had opened up to the man about her cutting of herself to relieve tension, her suicidality, etc.The man found out what meds she was on, that they made suicidality WORSE for teens, and suggested she get off the meds.

In the end the mother was only using the man as a shield against the Father until He learned his ‘lesson’; she eventually bit the hand that feeds.After the man appeared to have spent $ getting her daughter her modeling portfolio/pictures developed she moved all their things out while the man was at work with help of ‘church’ folks.

Mom had been secretly forcing the daughter to meet with her dad, even though the daughter insisted she wasn’t ready to move back in.The daughter quasi-attempted suicide by gun, pills, etc. But it may have been an hysterical gesture.They have since fled the state.

In closing the mother has a habit of putting her daughter in harm’s way with men
Thanks Mo for your curt response. I typed it correctly to begin with but got ahead of my typing; spellcheck just now corrected it to Munchhausen with 2 h’s.

It’s hard to describe the better part of a year in 5000 characters. It may have meandered but it was meant to show a series of events, patterns, showing the mother either being very irresponsible with letting the daughter run amok on the internet & bringing potential predators to their doorstep. Or was it a form of causing her daughter harm by putting her in dangerous situations time & time again?

I think it’s a form of jealousy. The father wants to see his daughter behind the shower door. He wants to give his daughter inappropriate hugs. He wants his daughter to sleep in the parents’ bed. He forced the daughter to sleep alone with him as a younger child despite the child being obviously uncomfortable with it. The father feels nothing he does is wrong, until explained at length by the daughter. He does not listen

Admin answers:

‘Munchausen’s by proxy’ is now called ‘induced or fabricated illness’, so no, what you describe is not it at all. A mother not being able to protect her daughter from possible sexual predators when she herself was sexually abused is not at all uncommon. Sounds like a mother completely unresolved with the issues of her past, and seeking to deny the issues affecting her daughter. A modelling career sounds like one of the worst career options in these circumstances.

Sharon asks…

To make a baby boy in the bed(Sexually)Should the woman be on top or from behind?

Admin answers:

It doesn’t matter what position the women is in as the males sperm is what determines if the baby will be a boy or a girl. You can check this website: http://www.baby2see.com/gender/boy_or_girl.html for more information.

John asks…

My rat just had babies today and I have some questions?

My rat gave birth to a litter of around 6 if im not mistaken. She’s taking care of them fine. I have her separated from my male and she’s in an aquarium which I know is bad but it’s all i have right now.

1) I plan on getting 2 cages, I’m keeping the daddy with the male babies and the mommy with the female babies. When should I do this? I want to avoid all possible chances of pregnancy again because I can’t handle anymore so I won’t to do this before any of the babies are able to reproduce.

2) WIll the daddy eat his babies if I put the males in there when they are “fully grown” and have reproductive organs?

3) Will keeping all the babies be okay? I’m not comfortable giving them away but I don’t want any behavior or territorial problems with them

I appreciate every answer I get. I know not to trust everyone on yahoo answers so some outside sources on where you got your information would be great. Regardless, I will look up every answer and take them all into consideration.
4) I have her eating rat blocks, but I put a dog biscuit with 15 percent protein in there just to be safe. Will she have enough protein to survive?

Admin answers:

1) You’ll be able to sex the babies at about ten days of age; the girls nipples start to show just before their fur comes in, so make sure you keep a close eye on them in order to sex them. Sexing them by looking for testicles on males is not always reliable; frequently male babies testicles do not descened until after they are sexually mature, resulting in a lot of pregnant sisters. The babies will start to wean at about three weeks of age, but you can still keep them with their mother until they are between five and six weeks old; any older than six weeks and you are risking pregnant rats again.

2) The baby boys will be fine with their Dad. You can start introducing him to them as soon as you want to; I usually do it when the babies start to open their eyes (again, at about ten days old). I usually give him some of the bedding from the mother and babies cage throughout those ten days though so that he is familiar with their scent and understands what is happening. When you do introduce him to the babies only do so for a few minutes at a time to start with; make sure he doesn’t try to carry them off anywhere; the males have very strong parenting instincts too, and will try to take them to their nests sometimes.

3) Keeping all the babies will be ok. Just be aware that if either the mother or father has health issues they may have passed them on to the babies; my point being that if there is a hereditary condition, by keeping all of the babies you are potentially setting yourself up for heart ache and big vet bills. I completely understand your reticence in rehoming them though. It is very hard to disengage from rats, especially if you have known them since the day they were born.

4) Mum should have had a higher protein diet throughout her pregnancy, and still needs it when lactating. Lab blocks do not provide the protein required for this special time of her life. Dog biscuits are not ideal either, but will help a bit. Baby food for humans is actually perfect for her .. Plus if you are providing her with it, it will give the babies something easy to start eating when they want to start solids, rather than attacking lab blocks straight away (though some will try anyway). Alternatively you can try scrambled eggs, or EMP.

I can’t give you sources. I have been practising this stuff for fifteen years, so honestly can’t remember where I learnt all the different things from. Much of it is from experience. I would highly recommend joining some rat forums though. Again, be wary that not everyone is an expert though, just as with here. Just because someone is a breeder, or runs a rat rescue, or has had rats for decades does not mean they’re automatically right; it’s very easy to have been repeating the same mistakes for fifteen years after all. The more times you read the same information, the more likely it is to be accurate.

Carol asks…

baby hamster questions?

when do i know when to separate male and female?
if the mom is not having another litter can i keep the mom and girls together until i find homes for them?
About how many inches from the bedding should the waterbottle be?
any special foods i can give 10 day old babies

Admin answers:

You will have to sex the babies and separate them after 28 days (4 weeks) which is the time when they become sexually mature

I wouldn’t keep the mum with the girls. Keep her on her own to give her a break and a chance to recover

The water should be in comfortable reach for the babies, so they shouldn’t be stretching too high. Try to fit it so that they can drink from it in a sitting position

An ideal mix made from wheat germ, first-stage dried baby food, and small broken particles of hamster food

Hope I helped :-)

Paul asks…

why would an 11 year old wet the bed & not take showers in the mornings?

she wets the bed every night..she won’t take showers in the mornings so i have to wipe her entire body with baby wipes. can someone please tell me possible reasons why she is doing this? please & thanks!

Admin answers:

This will sound horrible but is there any chance she was sexually abused as a child, or is currently being sexually abused. Bed wetting, and poor hygiene are both warning signs of some sort of abuse. Are you her mother? It would seem that where she wants you to clean her with baby wipes, it isn’t a sexual abuse problem because she isn’t freaking out when someone is near her privates, but on the other hand maybe she’s hoping you will notice bruising, or blood. It could be warning signs of emotion or physical abuse too.

In my opinion you should really check into this. When i first read this sexual abuse seemed to be a very concerning cause. I was sexually abused as a child by my brothers, and i wet my bed until i was 10.
During consoling sessions i found out that its normal for abused children to wet the bed.

Maybe you should look up some more effects of abuse and see if your daughter matches any more of them. I’d take her to a doctor, and tell him that you heard bed wetting and poor Hygiene were signs of abuse, doctors are trained to be able to spot abuse when they see it. Talk to your daughter. Let her know that she can tell you if someone is hurting her.

I hope that i am wrong. And i will be praying for this young girl, hoping that I am in fact, totally off base.

Goodluck

Nancy asks…

New baby bunnies :) Info?

Today I went to buy a bulb for my tortoise and on the way home theres an RSPCA center… so I went in looking at the rabbits and guinea pigs etc, just to give them a stroke and some attention…
and I saw the most AMAZING baby rabbits you’ve ever seen.
One is white and one is grey they’re tiny and fluffy and I fell in love.
They’re not for adoption yet because they’re so small and that I couldn’t reserve them :(
So I’m really worried if I’ll be the first one there when they’re available.
Im going back at 8 in the morning tomorow .. and I will everyday until they’re ready because I want them so bad.
Anyway, appart from a run and hutch, sawdust (not cedar or pine), hay for bedding, rabbit food, water bottles, bowl etc etc.
Is there anything else I need?
I do own 2 little piggies so I know most stuff but I’ve not really had rabbits before.. I’m guessing they’re kinda the same.
Don’t worry I’m dedicated to all my animals, my 2 guinea pigs live in a 5 foot C&C cage in my room and get cleaned everyday, veggies, vitamin c etc… all they need and I’d never leave the rabbits without food or anything, they’re both the same sex so wouldn’t breed (I know how to tell and would take them to the vet anyway but I know I may have to house the seperate that’s fine) I’m just wondering if theres anything else they need, e.g toys like guinea pigs?
I do have a rabbit but my gran lives with it and I don’t want to ask for it back… it’s more or less hers now.

Admin answers:

Rabbits do not need bedding. You can use stuff like short carpeting, old sheets, cardboard, grass mats, and tiles as flooring.

You are going to need a litter box and some paper-based litter like Carefresh or Yesterday’s News. Some people use untreated wood pellets for stoves as well.

Now for the warnings: two baby rabbits may get along great when you first get them, but you have to know that once they hit sexual maturity you may have to house them separately for the rest of their lives. Rabbits have this reputation for being small friendly cute animals that love other rabbit’s company, but the reality is that they are territorial and aggressive and only like the rabbits THEY like.

Second, you are going to house them separately anyway, because breeders and vets alike can mistake the two sexes while they are still young. Rabbits can get pregnant as early as 12 weeks, and males can be sexually ready as early as 10 weeks. You are going to have to get them both fixed in order to avoid this, as well as hormonal issues and life threatening diseases they may get from being intact.

A baby rabbit diet looks like this: unlimited alfalfa pellets and unlimited alfalfa hay. Once they’re about three months of age, it’s time to slowly start introducing vegetables. One at a time, over the course of a few days, watch for any negative reactions. Things like runny poo that won’t stop after a few days of giving that one vegetable. Once they’re seven months old they need to be slowly switched to a diet that looks like this: 1/8 of a cup of timothy pellets per five pounds, 1-2 cups of vegetables, 1 tablespoon of fruit and unlimited grass hay.

You are going to need a cage that is large enough for your rabbit to stretch out twice its length as an adult, room for the litter box, hiding spot and toys. Most pet store cages are not big enough for this, so you are better off building your own cage. Even with the biggest rabbit cage you can find, you are still going to need to let your rabbit out for at least two hours every day for supervised play time.

Rabbits are not pets for people who cannot spend a lot of time with them. You can’t go away for a weekend without having someone to come and check up on them at least twice throughout the day. If they run out of food or aren’t eating, life threatening complications can arise in just a few short hours. Any little change in behaviour can be cause for alarm, so you have to know what your rabbits are like.

If you are willing to house them separately and properly bond them once they are both fixed, then yes, you are ready for two rabbits. They take a lot of work, they need to be cleaned daily with more thorough cleaning weekly and monthly. They need various kinds of food and food at all times.

Edit: Rabbits need various toys. They get bored very easily, so it’s best to have a rotation system in works. Offer a few at one time, like a cardboard box with shredded newspaper, a toilet paper roll with hay stuffed, hard plastic baby toys like rattles or slinkies, hard cat toys like balls with bells inside. You can get untreated wood and paper. Anything they can pick up and chuck mostly.

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George asks…

I need tips for getting my baby into a good sleeping routine?

Help, every night I try to get my baby to sleep by 8:30 – 9:00pm and she does not seem to be wanting a bar of it, she will put up a fight until at least 11:30 – 12:00am and then sleep through till about 5:30 – 6:00am. she is currently 7 weeks old. I don’t want her to get into the routine of not going to sleep until 12am every night.
I have started doing the same thing every night, as in when its time for bed she has a bath and then a massage and then a bottle and then into her sleeping bag and into her room, we try not to interact with her very much after this point so that she understands that day time is for playing and night time is for sleeping, but still it’s taking from say 9pm to 12am to get her to fall asleep.
does anybody have any tips for how I can get her into the routine of going to sleep earlier at night ???
also, on the nights that we do get her to sleep at around 9pm she’s then waking up at about 3am for a feed, how can I cut these feeds out so that she’s sleeping from 9pm to 5 or 6am in the morning?
your advise would be much appreciated as sleep is something that I am just not getting at the moment :(
also, i am not just putting her down to sleep, I am sitting in her room with her rocking her to sleep and patting her back, I don’t wait until she is asleep before I put her down though, I get her to the point where she is very tired and then I put her down so that she learns to put herself to sleep.

Admin answers:

I gather that you are just putting her down to sleep. Some babies need a little more than that. The first part of the routine that you have established is fine. Once the lights are out/dim, perhaps you can try rocking her or singing to her or patting her. You don’t necessarily have to do the exact same thing each night. That way she will not need it when she is older… But now that she is still small, she needs your help to sleep.

Regarding the middle of the night feed… She is much too young to cut that out. She will sleep longer when she is ready. Count yourself lucky… At 7 weeks many moms are still having to get up every 2-3 hours to feed their hungry baby.

Edit. My first son was a poor sleeper, so I empathise. I could not put him down unless he was thoroughly asleep… And even then it was often midnight before he would sleep… So I do empathise with you. I did not find the magic formula then with him, but very gradually he did start to go to sleep earlier… But he was about 2 years before I could put him to bed by 8:00pm. I hope that you are not as unlucky as I was with my first. If you continue to try everything and nothing works, then you will have to learn to accept it and then it may become that tiny bit easier to deal with. Sorry I could not be of more help.

Also, try reposting the question at a different time (12 hours difference). There are not many people on at the time you posted today… So if you repost, you may get some better suggestions.

Mark asks…

Looking for baby sleeping tips!?

Ok, so my son is now 4 months old and I would like to have him sleeping in his own bed. He is currently sleeping in a bassinet in my room since he is still waking up for night time feedings. When he wakes up to feed I put him beside me in the bed so we can drift off together. I have been reading the baby whisperer and I would like to follow what she is saying in the book but there are a few things that I don’t understand. She says that when the baby wakes up to give them a pacifier and they will go back to sleep that way if they are not hungry and by doing this every night the baby will eventually sleep. Won’t this make the baby rely on something to suck on to go back to sleep? Also I tried putting him down in the crib while is drifting off to sleep, but I can’t let him cry, so you’re supposed to pick them up and soothe them then try it again and then eventually sleep.this could go on forever because he is wide awake after I lay him down. What else can I do? He is so difficult!

Admin answers:

My first tip: ditch that BLEEPIN’ book! I hate baby training!
What did a baby ever do to deserve the kind of treatment?

I highly recommend, if you need a system, “The No-Cry Sleep Solution” by Elizabeth Pantley. It is a much more gentle way to help your baby sleep.
Here are some tips from Dr. Sears, until you can get a better book:

http://www.askdrsears.com/html/7/T070300.asp

http://www.askdrsears.com/html/7/T070100.asp

Susan asks…

my baby sleeping is not good so i need some tips so that he can sleep through night?

actually he wake 3 times in the night.and after feeding with the bottle he again sleep and after 3 hour he again wake up

Admin answers:

First of all how old is your baby? If he is under 1 make sure that you keep him on a schedule during the day. Feed him his breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If he is between 4-8 months you must have him on solid foods. Give him dinner around 8:30-9:00 PM and about 2 hours later feed him his bottle. This will allowhim to sleep throughout the night. I always found it easier to give them their last bottle about an hour before I would go to bed. This should hold him up for the night, and he should get adjusted to his feeding schedule. Good luck I hope this advice helps you.

Nancy asks…

Tips to get baby to sleep in his own bed?

I have already posted a question about this not long ago but all I got was answers like he has to do it or co sleeping is the best way.. Well I already know he has to do it I need some tips! Co sleeping however is not the best option for me.. it is unsafe.. my husband is very “out of it” in his sleep he has hit my son rolled on him ect ect countless times.. my son has also fallen off our bed countless times.. earlier today he was napping and woke up didn’t cry just crawled right off the bed I go in there to find my poor little man laying on the floor in shock crying hysterically.. it broke my heart! It also makes children very insecure my mother slept with me til I was 9 (my brother was born) I was very very insecure as a child I didn’t want her to leave my SIDE! I was scared of everything going to the bathroom alone ect ect its unhealthy and my little brother is now 12 and still sleeps with her.. and he is the same way.. scared of everything.. so anyway co sleeping is not the best option for my family.. here is the history on it.. I didn’t start putting my son with me til he was about 6 months and it is my fault.. I started it because he still to this day does not sleep through the night and at six months it was still every 2 or 3 hrs.. I got lazy and started putting him with me so I could try and get some sleep! Now I have to lay him down every nap time and at night he has to play with my finger for like 45 minutes if I take my finger away he is up in .2 seconds and we literally have to start over on trying to put him down.. and then after I finally get him to sleep if I put him in his crib he is up a half hr later cause he just knows.. I need some major help! I don’t think I have the heart to let him cry it out btw his crib is in our room as well and no other option at this point in time.. any tips advice anything help me please!! any books anything thank you
Also.. I am very seriously considering putting a pillow in his crib.. He sleeps SO much better with one however everything I have ever read tells me no! and I am getting a tv so he can see it hoping this will help.. I want to be able to give him his loves lay him in his bed walk away and check on him in an hr.. I used to have that and I screwed it up! I really need some help!

Admin answers:

Well, it should be pretty obvious on how I feel about cry it out. Don’t do it, there are many alternatives. I would suggest reading Elizabeth Pantley’s ”No Cry Sleep Solution” It’s loaded with great advice. I would start off trying to get him to nap in his crib during the days and then work on the nights. You may have to do a combination of co-sleeping and crib sleeping. My baby would sleep for half the night in his crib and then want to spend the other half in my bed. We gradually got him sleeping longer and longer in his crib but it took time. But I am pleased to say he sleeps in his crib all the time now. Get that book and be patient. Start with getting him to nap in his crib and take it from there. Good luck! And say no to CIO, okay? :)

Buckeyegirl – You have not made ”progress”, you have simply taught your baby to GIVE UP on you. Very sad. Babies left to cry it out give up hope and end up having security issues. They most often become clingy toddlers fearful of abandonment. Cry it out also has been linked to brain damage in that the brain produces massive amounts of cortisol, a stress hormone. Do your research and you will find that CIO is VERY damaging both physically and emotionally on a baby. It is selfish, lazy parenting and cruel to a baby.

Eta – a tv is not a good idea, it will stimulate him and make it even harder for him to go to sleep. And sorry but I don’t think a pillow is a good idea either for safety reasons BUT you could put a rolled up recieving blanket under his mattress to elevate it a little. That might help him be more comfortable.

Lisa asks…

tips for getting baby to sleep on his back?

My little one hates sleeping on his back, unless he’s swaddled and in his carseat. But I obviously don’t want him sleeping in there forever, and he’s starting to enjoy the swaddling less and less, and I don’t want to be completely lost when he refuses to be swaddled.

If we’re laying on thee couch we’ll have him on our chest on his tummy where we can obviously keep a close watch. But the second we go to move him, he wakes up. And he doesn’t really like tummy rubs, he’s ticklish and it upsets him because he’s only 3 weeks and doesn’t know how to react yet lol. Except we do tickle him a lot because its funny.

Anyway. We’ve tried his side as well, and he doesn’t really like that either. The only thing that gets him to calm down sometimes is laying him on his stomach (again, normally on our chest. But sometimes just right next to us) and patting his back until he falls asleep.

I know I’ve spoiled him already… But its so hard not to give into his pitiful little cries and his sad face. I cave so easily. And daddy just can’t stand the crying. Not because it breaks his heart like it does mine, but because it frustrates him. (he’s always been an angry person, but never violent. Just short tempered… And he’s working on it.)

I think 3 weeks is too young to let him cry it out, even if he does only want to be held, and we have tried to let him cry it out to see if he would fall asleep in his bassinet… But after like 5 minutes I couldn’t take it anymore. I felt horrible.

Please, for the love of God, someone please help. I need sleep lol
Bahaha funny you say that, I’m half asian.

But I’m terrified of SIDS. My parents offered to buy a baby monitor, so I asked if I could make a suggestion for one that monitors the breathing and stuff so that he can sleep on his tummy. But until then, I don’t wanna take the risk even though I know as babies most of us were put to sleep on our tummies.

And I’ve heard a lot of things about the breathing monitors… Like too many false alarms. Anyone have one that they suggest that works well so I can pass the word along to my dad? I may post that as another question…
I’ve considered the co-sleeper thing, but haven’t looked into it much. But yes I am afraid of sleeping with him in the bed. I do it sometimes, and I know I’m aware enough to not roll on him, but he’ll turn his head and I’m afraid of him suffocating on a body part or something. We don’t cover him with our blanket of course. But normally when I do bring him into the bed I’m really tired. He’s been fine everytime but I’m paranoid.
My son can hold his head up. When we lay him on our chest he lifts up with his arms and looks me straight in the face, and can look from side to side for a good 30 seconds to a minute. He’s been able to do it for a while. He’s a strong little guy. He can kick from the bottom of the bassinet to the top, not using the sides, but the bassinet mattress. We have a little thing that’s kept him from doing it though ever since we saw him do it once and then mush his face on the side.
My son doesn’t like swings :(

Admin answers:

I agree with answerer 1, let him sleep however comfortable. He’s much too young to cry it out. He needs comfort, love and food at this time. Letting him cry it out will only cause more aggravation and at that age, they don’t understand and will end up crying even more. My daughter slept on her tummy when she was 2 months … She just rolled that way and there was nothing I could do. I certainly wasn’t going to roll her back. I know what they say about SIDS, etc., and I know there are mommy’s out there who will never admit to have let their baby sleep on their tummy to get some extra sleep…. At 3 weeks though, I have to admit, that’s too young for tummy sleeping though unless he’s sleeping on your chest. Their necks are not strong enough to lift their heads and you wouldn’t want him to have tried to move and then get his face on the mattress unable to move from that position. Just keep doing the chest sleeping thing. Having a newborn is all about no sleep!!! We have all gone through it and it’s just a phase… You are not alone! Be patient, sleep is on the way!! =)

EDIT – I agree with one of the answerers as well to try the swing. That was our daughters “bed” for the first month and a half before she moved to her own room and crib!!! Babies at this age love motion. Get the swing that goes side to side rather than forward and backward. VERY soothing and helped us get much more sleep!!

Mary asks…

Tips for getting baby to sleep better?

I need some helP getting my 4 month oldto sleep better. He does not sleep for more than 2 hrs at a time during the night and I am so tired. My husband and I both work and we hav a 3 year old also. I really need some sleep. I would love to hear what some of you did with your children. Did having a mobile in the crib help or maybe some music? Anything would be helipful!

Admin answers:

Are you breastfeeding? Breastfeeding babies are apparently harder to have sleeping through the night, because breast milk doesn’t fill them up like formula.
He’s just a newbie to this world, he doesn’t know much, and I’m guessing after 9 months in your tum he’s still adjusting.
I’m a first time mother to a 6 month old and with us it’s routine, routine, routine.
She has her 2 naps during the day and come 7pm it’s a shower with dad, dressed, and we sit in bed while I breastfeed her. Then she nods off. I try to put her to bed drowsy, as opposed to sleepy, because I imagine when she falls asleep in my arms and wakes up somewhere different would give anyone a fright. I let her no bedtime is sleepy time, we don’t play and she knows as soon as she has pjs on it’s milk then bed!
Every baby is different, and I assure you all this crying and tiredness will end soon, and it is most definitely worth it.
Being a mother is the most rewarding thing on this earth! :)

Ken asks…

Anyone have tips on getting baby to sleep through the night?

My 7 month old used to be a great sleeper. She slept 10-7 the first night i brought her home. Over the last few months however its gotten to the point where she is waking up 2 or 3 times during the night. I’ve tried just about everything. Bedtime Bath ( but she likes to splash and play in the tub so i stopped bathing at night) Lavender lotion, cereal soon before bed, soft soothing music, I’m at a loss. She usually falls asleep in my arms on a bottle, could that be the problem? I think she hates her crib too. Due to our current situation we are sharing a room that might be part of it too. Any suggestions?

Admin answers:

I think you’ll find your baby is teething…it usually starts around 6-8 months, usually the 2 bottom teeth first, then the top. Teething hurts!, so give her things to bite on(toys, etc.)..if it is particularly hard, you can rub some specially made cream made for this purpose, my kids are in their 30′s now, so i don’t remember the name,.,i think it’s oragel.
This will go on for sometime..don’t stop her bedtime bath, it’s relaxing and the lavender is relaxing too! Your doing everything right, but it’s your first baby i assume, and she may seem a Little early for teething…but those little teeth have to pierce the gums in order to get to the surface, and that’s not fun. You could try popsicles(well supervised of course, you would have to hold it, but i just thought of it, and i think it might work…?
Here are some of the signs of teething…
Biting, drooling, gum rubbing, sucking, irritability, wakefullness, low grade Temp., decreased appetite, trouble sleeping thru the night.
NPutting a teething ring in the freezer may prove helpful, as will your just massaging her gums with your (washed) fingers. Don’t give her aspirin, or tylenoll without permission of your dr.
Well..i hope i’m wrong, but instinct tells me your doing everything right, don’t stop now, but with this new knowledge you may be less anxious about her, but have more stress on your hands..thank God! You have months of normal sleep to prepare you(my first was like that, the second the total opposite!) good luck
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Paul asks…

dreaming about my baby please interpret..?

I keep having a dream in which i really believe i am awake, i have a 3 week old baby(in real life) and my dreams are that i either drop her or have her in bed with me and me or my husband roll on her or push her out of bed,, the last one i had was that we were feeding her baby food to early and heating it up in the microwave but we gave it to her too hot and i woke up to my husband standing over me asking wat was wrong because aparently i was layin with my eyes open and acting out the dream .. is this normal when u have just had a baby and is it likely that i may end up dreaming and actually picking her up or something in my sleep … this is a big fear that i might make my dreams reality since they seem so real
The thing i dont seem to worry about it as much through the day .. i just get on with it, and the thing about the baby food is she is still only being breast and bottle fed its waaay to early to be giving her baby food (the stuff in the tins/cans) maybe this is my subconscious mind but im just so paranoid that one of these days im guna be dreaming and actually act it out and pick her up when im not really awake at all .. am i worryin too much about this i duno maybe … anyone else going thru this as wel?

Admin answers:

Maybe the reason your dreams are seeming so real is because you are tired, you are finding it harder to distinguish slleping life from waking life. Or even the two are merging very slightly.
When my nephew was born i had dreams about his mum and dad giving him to cats to look after because i was worried (in a very small way because his mum is brilliant but his dad not quite so) about his safety at home.
A pregnant lady i know had a dream about her bf running over her ‘tent of kittens’ and at the time they were not sure if he would be around for the baby.
I have no kids so cant even imagine the huge responsibility of looking after a fragile little baby but I know u tee hee and know you have natural motherly instincts more than any other female i know and that even asleep u would never hurt your baby. Oh and i also know u r the best mum ever and your especially beautiful baby will never come to any harm.
The dreams may be your insecurities about your ability to keep your baby from harm. Must be so normal for all mothers though as i have dreams about my younger siblings and nephew where they are in harms way and i cannot help them and must be a fraction of the responsibility you feel for your baby.
Have more faith in yourself honey and know that you are all that baby needs to keep her safe xxx

David asks…

Baby Girl Wont Sleep In Her Bed?

My daughter is 19 months old and a great kid all around but she wont sleep in her own bed. We let her go to sleep in the bed with us then move her but she’ll wake up immediatley or not long after. When she does she cry’s so hard she gets choked and vomits sometimes. We’ve tried just letting her cry herself to sleep but that rarely works and if it does its only for a little while. We’re running out of patience and sick of getting no sleep. It was all sweet at first but now its taking a toll on our jobs, love life and marraige. Any Advice? Please help!!

Admin answers:

Wow.

You need to get a bedtime routine organised and fast!!

Our daughter(20months) goes to bed at approx 6.30-7.30pm regardless of whether she feels like it or not. We get her p.j’d and a warm bottle of milk and then it’s up to bed with teddy.

We always use warm milk at bedtime because it’s filling, good for them and the heat raises their body temperature slightly and helps promote sleepiness.

Your daughter needs to be in bed at about the same time (regardless of whether she seems tired or not-she needs a routine, not to mention the sleep).

She will probably raise merry hell to start with and be out of bed shouting for you. Go back to the bedroom, put her back to bed gently and quietly-if you have to say anything just say ‘shhh’ and once she’s tucked back in leave the room. Don’t make conversation or eye contact (sounds cruel but trust me).

Repeat as many times as is necessary-it’ll be hard the first night or two but it works VERY quickly, especially if you are calm, considered and firm. DO NOT respond to tantrum throwing-keep calmly tucking her back in, no spanking or talking, just do it repeatedly.

If she wakes during the night have a spare bottle prepared and just put her back to bed in the same calm but firm manner. You will have a rough few nights to start with but once your routine is established bedtime is no problem at all, you just have to get through the initial tantrums.

My son, now 7yrs, and my daughter have both been ‘bedtimed’ in this manner and I can genuinely say that we have had no real problems at bedtime since they were 12 months or so, although we have had to return her to bed once or twice just after being put up when we’ve had guests(excitement).

I know that all this probably sounds draconian but it’s not-my youngest, 8 months, now goes through the night 9/10 times in his own room and if he wakes up he gets a similar treatment-check nappy, feed and return to bed regardless of whether he’s awake or not.

Somethimes you have to be ‘cruel to be kind’ and you and your partner need to have some sort of personal life in an evening-both in and out of bed.

Frustrated, over-tired, grumpy parents are definately not good for her well being-any more than it’s good for your relationship.

Best of luck.

Betty asks…

Getting up for baby after c-section…?

After your c-section and you had the baby in the room did you call a nurse every time it needed a change or feeding? How much did you have the baby in the room with you?

Admin answers:

Hi there honey and congratulations on your new baby! I am not sure if you have had your baby yet or if you are just wanting some information in advance but I will share what I know with you.
I had 4 Cesarean sections and each one was a little different. I also think that every hospital is a bit different in how they treat their patients and what they expect from C-section Mom’s. BTW, if you have not had your baby yet, and if time allows, Cesarean Childbirth classes are wonderful and will give you lots of valuable information.
In my case I had the baby with me all of the time. However, this was because I insisted. Lazy me wanted to breastfeed and I wanted the baby right there with me so that I could nurse him (or her) any time they needed it. I found that if the baby was in the nursery the nurses would let him fuss thru a feeding in order to let me sleep and that was NOT what I wanted.
No, I did not call the nurse to help me with the baby. The idea there is that if you need help with the baby you should not have him in the room with you. I have to admit that with my first baby, and of course my first C-section, I had not taken the classes and was feeling pretty yucky……I left the baby in the nursery for the first 24 hours except for when they brought him to me to be fed. After that I took classes and learned more about breastfeeding and for my next baby he never left my side.
It is really up to you. The nurses will gladly keep the baby down in the nursery for you, just make sure that they know that you do not want him to be given any bottles or even a pacifier if you do not want him to have one. Tell them to bring him to you any time he is awake and wants you.
I really have to tell you that the biggest thing you can do for yourself (and your baby!) is to breastfeed. The work that it saves you is immeasurable. Instead of tottering around the kitchen in the wee hours of the morning measuring and washing and warming and what not you can be cuddled down with your new baby, sleeping. I kept the bassinette right by my bed within easy reaching distance and all I had to do was reach over and pick the baby up, lie down to nurse him and sleep as much as I wanted. Of course you have to change sides and diapers now and then but you will get tons more rest this way. You will find that a breastfed baby never wakes up at night to the extent that he is wide awake and squalling because his needs are met so quickly that he drifts right off to sleep again. You will hear him “whimpering” a bit and you can cuddle him down in bed with you for nursing while the two of you drift off to sleep again. Beleive me, mothers have been doing it from the beginning of time and it is perfectly safe and wonderful. In fact babies that are attended to this way do not suffer from SIDS nearly as often as babies that are left alone in their cribs. Mothers are just attuned to every little sound that their new babies make and you will become aware of the changes in his breathing and his movements that tell you when he wants to nurse again. Frequent nursing is so important in establishing your milk supply early on with your baby and this method virtually guarantees that you will have lots and lots of milk for your little one.
It has been discovered that just your colostrum (the substance that your breasts make before your real milk comes in on day 3 or 4) protects your baby from potentially FATAL diseases! I was really amazed when I learned that. Such a simple thing and it can literally save your babies life. Continuing to nurse for just 6 months protects your baby from most childhood diseases, and nursing for a year or more extends the benefits even more. Breastfeeding is so much more than a good way to nourish your baby, it is the ultimate way to love your baby and the benefits for YOU are a whole other story. There are many reasons that mothers love to nurse their babies so much. I won’t go into all that right now, if you are interested please go to the La Leche League’s web site and read up. They are the worlds foremost authority on breastfeeding and you will be amazed at all that you can learn from them. Their book, “The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding” was like my bible while I was nursing my babies. I read it until it almost fell apart! It is really wonderful.
Having a C-section is a terrific reason to breastfeed, it makes your life SO much easier in those early months. You will never be sorry that you did it but if you pass the opportunity up you will always regret it, believe me.
I wish you all the luck in the world with your C-sections honey. I had four of them and if you have any questions about them please feel free to write to me. I would be happy to answer any questions you have and to share my experiences with you.
Enjoy your baby and have a wonderful, joyous time! You have SO much to look forward to and so many decisions to make.
Love and Blessings
Lady Trinity~

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Donald asks…

Can a baby sleep through a circumcision?

I have heard some people on the net claim they know of a baby that slept through a circumcision. I find it really hard to believe that someone could have the most sensitive part of their body carved off and sleep through it (unless a GA is used)).

What I really want is links to (preferably YouTube) videos of newborn babies sleeping through a circumcision.

I will believe it when I see it. If I cannot find a link then I will accept it is an urban myth.
I forgot to say I was really interested in cases where no anaestethic is used. Heavily drugged and doped up babies don’t really count.

Amy, tthanks for the video link, but it didn’t show the boy’s face, and almost sleeping is not the same as sleeping. He is making some sounds so he doesnt appear to be sleeping.

Admin answers:

Babies are not ‘drugged up’ nor ‘doped up’ for their circumcision but these days all are given a local anesthetic injected around the base of their penis to eliminate any pain.

If a baby has no anesthetic or analgesic of any sort then he is very unlikely to be able to sleep through the operation, bt that just doesn’t occur today.

Beware of YouTube videos of circumcisions. There is one famous fraudulent one in which the sound track has the baby screaming continuously as if in pain but a video shot of his face shows him contentedly sucking his pacifier. Clearly he cannot be screaming at the same time!

Jenny asks…

Why wont my 5 month old baby sleep anymore?

My 5 month old baby used to sleep 12 hour nights and a 4 hour nap during the day, now she wakes up about 3 times a night and takes only 2 half hour naps during the day, whats going on? She is so cranky all the time and crying constantly. No fever, not sick, no signs of teeth,I’ve rocked her, burped her, fed her, held her, gave her gas drops, gripe water and acid reflux medicine, still not sleeping good at all! Help!
Could possibly be teeth I dont see, but she was put on the acid reflux meds by our doctor when she was born, and I used the gripe water because people kept telling me it works wonders for colicky babies (not in my experience!) It might have sounded like I was using all these meds at once but Im not.

Admin answers:

A baby’s sleep changes around 4 months old as the way they sleep starts becoming more like an adult. You might read more about that here: http://picknicksbrain.com/4-month-old-baby-sleep

Make sure bedtime is early enough because a too-late bedtime can cause more night-wakings and make sure her naps are adequate. If she is cranky all the time, she is severely overtired. She should be getting 3 naps per day, not just one long one, so you might look at improving the naps because that can cause worse night sleep. In about a month, you might want to look into a schedule, too. Read more on my site because I can write pages here and it’s all right there. :)

Good luck!

Joseph asks…

Conflicting Reports on Baby Sleep?

I hear that “sleep begets sleep” and it’s better to have an earlier bedtime for babies. (ie. 7 , or 8).

However, I have seen other’s put their babies down at 9 or 10 sometimes later.

Which is better?

(Mine goes down around 7:30 ,gets up at 3 or 4 to feed, and then wakes up around 6 or 7)

Admin answers:

Studies studies studies!!! God they’re making us all very nervous moms and dad’s! Do what’s right for your baby..if putting them down at 7:30 pm works then go with it…personally by baby slept alot during the day..she slept 1 1/2 hours in morning 3 hours afternoon and she also liked to nap around 6:30pm for 1hr…so she didn’t go to bed until 9:30pm…she slept great through the night and she’s happy and well adjusted…my baby just liked to sleep more than others….Now she is 10 months old and I changed her schedule…she goes to bed at 8:00pm and gets up at 9:30 am she sleeps only in the afternoon for about 2 to 3 hours…that seems to work well for her…their schedules will change as they grow…..don’t worry your doing great…trust yourself and your decisions…:)

Steven asks…

Nursing your baby to sleep?

Do you nurse your baby back to sleep every time they wake up through the night? Regardless of when they ate last? – How did/do you break this habit?

Admin answers:

Yes.

Eventually he just started sleeping though the night so I didn’t have to nurse him at night.

I found that “nursing him back to sleep” takes about 5 minutes, where as trying to put him back down without nursing him, turns into a crying fit and a wide awake baby.

I know all the “experts” say you should “never nurse back to sleep”…but in my personal experience, that’s a load of crap…

It was the easiest, quickest method of getting baby back to sleep.

All the experts and know it all moms are more than welcome to come on over and rock my son back to sleep for an hour every single time he wakes up…for me…I’d rather nurse for a minute or two and pop my zonked out son back into his crib a minute after that.

It won’t make him or her over dependant, it won’t make them be up all night, it won’t have any adverse reprecussions…

My son is 21 months now and we nurse to sleep at bedtime, if he happens to wake up at all at night (which isn’t too common anymore) he nurses back to sleep and he nurses first thing when he wakes up…

He naps like a log, he sleeps like a log and I have been nursing him on demand, day or night, since birth.

Nursing isn’t just about “eating” it’s also very much about comfort. If your child wakes up at night and wants to be comforted…I say comfort him.

There will come a time in the not too distant future when they won’t want anything to do with us…I’m sucking it up while I can…lol

Richard asks…

help my baby sleeps all the time?

my baby is 4 months old sleeps all night and gets up at 7am then back to sleep by 8or 9 am again and sleeps all day till i finally wake him up at 7pm and he goes back to bed at 8 or 9 pm is that normal?

Admin answers:

Your baby sleeps all day from 9am to 7pm???? WHEN does he EAT??? You’re saying that he is only awake 4 hours a day out of 24???? I would consult my pediatrician. Honestly, a great sleeping baby is a blessing, but this is ridiculous! He needs to be fed during the day. I’ve taken care of some great sleepers in my 37 years of raising children, but your baby wins the prize!

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