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What are some ways to get your 3 month old to sleep longer?

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Asked by GrahamsMommy524 at 12:29 PM on Aug. 12, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • At 3 months they pretty much set their own sleep schedule.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 12:34 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Oh and they also go thru a growth spurt around that time so their sleeping patterns change too.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 12:35 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • swaddle?

    Answer by rileymommy at 12:55 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • First, 5 hours is considered a "sleep through". The VAST majority of babies wake every 3-4 hours on average for needed feeds and/or peeing. They wake more during growth spurts, teething, and new milestones. In the first year, sleep patterns change a lot and a baby may sleep a long stretch one week during a growth spurt and the next wake frequently. All normal. Sleep patterns don't really settle into a more mature pattern until age three or four. Some babies sleep a lot in the first half of the year, but end up waking more later. There is nothing "bad" about a baby that doesn't sleep long stretches of more than four to six hours...they aren't bad sleepers as some say. They are quite normal. It's actually we adults who have forgotten how to sleep effectively because we clock watch. Contrary to popular belief, when left alone and not forced to sleep when not tired, most babies sleep when tired and are efficient sleepers.

    Answer by amileegirl at 1:17 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Wait for them to get older!

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 2:11 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • wrap the baby up like a burrito in a like weight blanket they like the tight feeling and makes them feel like they are being held.

    Answer by SassyDee01963 at 2:51 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • who said anything about a "bad" baby amileegirl?! you have to "clock watch" hun! do you work? have appointmets? idk a single peson who does not clock watch and not one of them are losing sleep over it! lol. and since when can we "force a baby to sleep?" if that were true, we wouldnt have any tired mommies out there!! as babies get older they should not be eating at night every 3 to 4 hours!! that is a habit that needs to be broke!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:28 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

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