I'm so exhausted! My 4 month old sleeps 8 hours at night, waking every 2 hours to feed and will not nap! She's never fallen asleep by herself! Car rides and nursing her to sleep are the only ways that work, but if I move her, she wakes instantly! Is this normal? Is there anything I can do to get her to sleep more so I can get some sleep?
Answer by Arretsmomma5 at 1:20 AM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by UAFwife at 1:29 AM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by UAFwife at 1:31 AM on Mar. 4, 2011
Mine were taking three naps at this age. When our kids were showing signs of being tired we found it worked best to have a sleep time routine that was always the same. Diaper change, swaddling, lights out, drapes pulled, soft music on or singing, cuddling/rocking/swaying. Not all of these but whatever works for you. When the baby got drowsy he was laid down. If done in the same manner, all the time, the baby picks up on the cues and knows it's time for sleeping. The lady I do childcare for has asked me to follow a set routine with her baby too. If the baby cries at all it isn't for long. And I don't mean screaming her lungs out, but minor fussing. Now is a good age to set up your routine and stick to it. She will start to self soothe and get the naps she needs. GL!
Answer by elizabr at 6:56 AM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by Peggs11 at 11:51 AM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by Peggs11 at 11:52 AM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by gdiamante at 12:11 PM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by UAFwife at 10:14 PM on Mar. 4, 2011