my question is simple, umm how do you get a 3 week old to stop cry and sleep at night so that I could rest also?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:55 AM on May. 2, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
You don't. Babies cry and they most certainly do not sleep through the night at 3 weeks. You also have not given nearly enough info to be helpful. If you're giving formula, you may need to switch formulas or may need to burp more often. If you're breastfeeding it's actually a way to increase milk supply and is fairly common. Depending on how much crying you're talking about it could be colic.. but that means crying all day every day for more than 2-3 weeks. Baby could be hot, cold, uncomfortable, or even have a sensory disorder etc..you can try swaddling, rocking, quiet dark rooms, a bath, the car, bouncy seats or a swing, etc. But in general babies cry and you're looking at months, possibly years before they sleep through the night.. and sleeping through the night is considered 5-6 hours of uninterrupted sleep.. not 8-10 hours.
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Answer by Anonymous at 5:42 AM on May. 2, 2009
I'm assuming she's the same girl posting that she's 16 y/o with a 3 week old that doesn't sleep through the night and her mother refuses to help her.. so therefor I'm also assuming she's not a SAHM. Eventually you get to the point where you're so tired.. sleeping when baby sleeps isn't really a problem lol.. you're already have asleep anyways. You'll get the hang of it. The first 3 months were the worst (for me). After that, I sort of got the hang of it and I'm also a first time mom, although I'm not single I don't have any help. Hubby is gone all day long and has the luxury of sleeping all night without a care. I do 98 % of the child care, so I know it's hard.. but you CAN do it.. it DOES get better. You will not be sleep deprived forever.. just take it one day at a time. One foot in front of the other... and before you know it you're there already.
Answer by s.teph at 5:52 AM on May. 2, 2009
**half.. not have ** See what I mean LoL.. I'm obviously already half/have asleep myself LoL. Wait until you're delerious and you've just put the milk in the cabinet and the cereal in the fridge or you're feeding a bottle to your pillow and you can't understand how the baby can STILL be crying and yet your lap is all wet for some reason LoL.. Par for the course.. you'll get better at it.. don't worry.
Answer by s.teph at 5:56 AM on May. 2, 2009
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