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keeping baby awake...

Posted by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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let her sleep when she wants

try to keep her up a little more

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i have a 4 week old night-owl.  she wakes up at 2AM and nothing i do can get her back to sleep.  i remember keeping my older daughter up more during the day so she would know day is for play and night is for sleep.  but i feel that 4 weeks is a bit early to keep my baby awake when she wants to sleep...my other dd was much older when i did this.  what do you think?

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by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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newagemom700
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 1:15 PM

I voted try to keep her up a little more.....but still let her have her naps. it is a little early, but you cant be up all night either...good luck

Paesana82
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 1:20 PM

I would def try to keep her up a little more in the day....I mean of course she can still nap, but not for too long at one time. I would also make sure it's bright in your house in the day time, even if she's napping and I wouldn't be too quiet during the day.

Good luck!


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UpNorthMom218
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 1:23 PM

There is an awesome book that helped me survive all the strange sleep patterns that babies go through -- it's called "Healthy Sleep, Happy Baby" (or something like that) by Mark Wassenbleuth (he's a pediatrician in Chicago).  It is the only book that I STILL have in my nightstand and refer to from time to time.

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sweetktn
by on Aug. 12, 2009 at 1:24 PM

Just keep her up a little longer than she wants during the day, it's not like you're making her stay up for hours and hours and only have one or two naps. That's what peevs me, when I see moms forcing their itty bitty babies to stay up almost all day. Obviously if she's really cranky to bed she goes. PS my first son had days and nights mixed up many many times we would go grocery shopping between 2 and 4 am. Thank god for 24hr stores lol.

         


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