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How can I get my 9 wk old to sleep longer at night?

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brogansmommy

Asked by brogansmommy at 3:00 PM on Jun. 18, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • At nine weeks he/she is still gonna wake up every few hours, all you can do is feed baby before bedtime, but that does not mean they will not wake up during the night, they still need to be fed at least every 4 hours, most babys are 2 to 3 hours. It will be a long time before they sleep through the night.
    midnightmoma

    Answer by midnightmoma at 3:07 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • nine weeks is young i would say swaddle them and make sure they know the differance between night and day lots of lights on during the day and quiet and dark when its sleep time
    jajamama

    Answer by jajamama at 3:24 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • At 9 weeks old you really don't want your baby sleeping for to long of periods. There is a great site that talks about an infants sleep and why they sleep the way they do. Here is the site...


    http://www.askdrsears.com/html/7/T070200.asp


    Here is an excert from it..


    "Encouraging a baby to sleep too deeply, too soon, may not be in the best survival or developmental interest of the baby. This is why new parents, vulnerable to sleep trainers' claims of getting their baby to sleep through the night, should not feel pressured to get their baby to sleep too long, too deeply, too soon."  Lesson 3


     


    Hope it helps! 


     


     

    luckysevenwow

    Answer by luckysevenwow at 3:40 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • Babies need a certain amount of calories daily. You can try to increase size of bottle, time on breast, number of feedings during day, etc. but that may or may not make a difference, and if so, it may only be an hour extra, or she may drop a feeding completely. There are no guarantees.
    leahs_mom_kate

    Answer by leahs_mom_kate at 10:07 AM on Jun. 19, 2009

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