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Can a one month old already be on a schedule?

Baby seems to know where we sleep at night. She wont fall asleep anywhere else at a certain time. Can a baby really know that? She seems smarter than I would think a baby should be.

Already as stubborn as me I see.

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Asked by staciandababy at 12:02 AM on Dec. 30, 2012 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yeah- the kid can know her comfort zone.

    Answer by feralxat at 12:13 AM on Dec. 30, 2012


    Seriously, I need to stop reading your posts :P

    Answer by hopeandglory53 at 1:00 AM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • Aww lol. Hope are you getting any sleep? You have more kids than me. Must be harder!

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 1:09 AM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • If you're freakin' lucky, I guess. My boyfriend says his first daughter was sleeping through the night at six weeks. His son took six months. He says if his son had been born first, he might not have had another.

    Answer by Ballad at 1:56 AM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • Right now she's screaming...she doesn't want to nurse, doesn't want the paci, doesn't want to be held, doesn't want to be put down. She just wants to fucking scream. Its after midnight now :/

    Answer by hopeandglory53 at 2:04 AM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • Yes to a degree. They have personalities already even though they are infants and they have personal clock. It does not always coincide with ours though lol. They also know what makes them feel the most secure and comfortable so I would say yes. My son slept through the night the first night home. The nurses woke him up during the night "to change him" (sigh) I know becase he stayed in my room. He never napped he caught a quick cat nap and was then awak right from the start. He was an unusual child. It was pretty wonderful. My daughter, I wear never slept for 3 years. Not true she did cat nap but she never slept for longer than about 2 hours at a stretch. We didn't find the medical reason until she was 5 and some of it not until later than that.
    Personally I would be mostly happy Staci.

    Answer by Dardenella at 2:08 AM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • I guess consider yourself lucky & enjoy it while it lasts. Baby's cycles & habits change when they go thru growth spurts.

    And Hope^^ you need some help there mama. Sounds like some colic, & my old sitter used to run her sweeper by her son when he got like that. She burned out a lot of sweeper motors, but it was the price she was willing to pay for a little sanity! lol :p GL

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 8:08 AM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • I imagine they know  day and night. Quit and noisy.   But putting them on a real schedule.    I doubt it will work.   Is ths your first child?


    Answer by louise2 at 8:15 AM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • Oh sure
    They pick up on those things pretty quick

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:13 AM on Dec. 30, 2012

  • All 5 of mine were on a pretty established schedule by 1 month. Of course it changes quickly as they move through stages, but if you have a pretty set routine - chances are a baby will notice and transition to that pattern well.

    Answer by missanc at 10:19 AM on Dec. 30, 2012

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