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my baby is like 4 days old and will NOT sleep at night at all,what are some ways to get her to sleep?? all this crying and being awake is killing us !

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x3danielle

Asked by x3danielle at 11:38 PM on Mar. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Welcome to parenthood Hon. All you can do is feed her, change her and walk the floors with her until she gives in.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:39 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • This is a faze that most babies go through. You just have to attend to her needs!!! Maybe rocking, feeding or singing to her will help to calm her. Sleep when she sleeps (If you can). Some babies sleep through the night and others don't. You just have to suck it up for the next few months. Sorry! I went through this x 5 and I'm still here ;)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:43 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • that is what newborns do. you will have to have no sleep for three months or so. that is what being a mommy is. we all had to do it!!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:46 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • Go sit in the bathroom with her and run the shower. The white noise will calm her and she'll go to sleep. Maybe. It worked for us anyway. You could also try putting her in her car seat, placing the seat on the dryer and running it for 10 minutes, or until she quiets down. If you have a swing, that could help as well. Good luck! We are here for you!
    Rebecca7708

    Answer by Rebecca7708 at 11:46 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • Are you keeping her bundled up in the "baby burrito" they taught you in the hospital? Our son needed this until he was around two months old.

    Also, a swing set on low is one of the best way to put an infant to sleep. Don't let it run past time she falls asleep though. Let her sleep in it for awhile if you have to.
    timelessglass

    Answer by timelessglass at 11:51 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • Sleep when she sleeps if possible. Best advice, when you can do it.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 11:55 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • you should try to let her sleep on your stomach. its what worked for us. my son was sleeping within the 1st week we brought him home
    newmom10408

    Answer by newmom10408 at 12:02 AM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • My younger son slept on my chest for the first week. He always had to be close, that's how he slept best. But many babies are kind of "backwards". They sleep most of the day, then want to be awake half the night. What I tried to do was provide lots of stimulation during the day and keep him awake quite a bit during the day, and then keep stimulation to a minimum at night. But it still took a couple of weeks with each of them.
    tyrelsmom

    Answer by tyrelsmom at 12:08 AM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • Swaddle her. But don't expect that you're going to get much sleep.

    For a long long long time.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:13 AM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • Sorry to tell you this, but she's only 4 days old and she's behaving normally. She won't know that night time is for sleeping yet. You'll just have to accept the fact that you'll be very sleep deprived for the first 3 months or so. Is she your first baby? The first 2-3 weeks are the hardest because you're not used to being awake in the middle of the night.

    Like someone else said, the only things you can do is feed and change her, swaddle her, pace around the room until she falls asleep. The first 2-3 weeks are tough. It'll get better though. Hang in there!
    starandseen

    Answer by starandseen at 12:18 AM on Mar. 25, 2009

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