My daughter is 7 weeks old and making it very difficult to get some sleep. Just when I think that we are getting on a routine she completly switches it up. She was going to bed at 11 then last night she decides to be awake until 1:30. It is getting exhausting. My son is 2 1/2 and goes to bed at 8 I would like her to be in bed at 9 but she usually wakes up at 8 when I am putting my son to bed. How do I keep her awake during the day and get her on a routine so we can get some sleep?Answer Question
Answer by ktrog at 12:08 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
Don't keep her awake during the day! She will become tired, angry and over-stimulated and not sleep at night. She is still so young that you can't expect her to sleep a nice 8 hours or more. You will have to feed her. My son goes to sleep at 11pm after I bathe and feed him (he is 10 weeks) and he sleeps 4 hours (for a breastfed baby thats great) and he groggily wakes up and I feed him every 4 hours. Then he then wakes up around 9 and stays awake for the day. You just have to do the same thing every night and he will learn this is how it is. DO EXPECT TO FEED HER. Don't wake her during a day time nap. If she falls asleep then don't stop what's going on - leave the lights on, make noise. It's at night time when the lights go out, she goes to the crib, she is in her night gown, there is no noise and Mommy and Daddy are asleep like she should be, she'll understand.
Answer by FateoftheGodz at 1:43 PM on Jan. 11, 2009
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