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I am a first time mum with a seven week old daughter. Her daytime sleeping pattern has recently changed from sleeping 2 - 4 hrs at a time to only sleeping 45 - 50 mins. Has anyone else experienced this? I don't know much about sleep cycles so any info on that will be great. Any suggestions on getting her to sleep longer.
I've got an 8 weeks old and we are doing the babywise way....but she has her moments as well. Like yesterday.....she didnt sleep for more than 45 at a time for the whole day..until her sleep after her 8.45pm feed. Even the day before she hardly slept during the day as well. But the 3 days before that she was having 2 and 3 hours sleeps. I think it just depends on the activity of the day as well...thats what seems to happen with her. If i'm at home just doing housework or watching tv...she'll sleep fine....but if we go out for lunch, then someone visits, it puts her out of routine. But if your looking for routine and getting her sleeping well....try babywise...its been good for us.
This seems to happen to lots of babies, judging by the posts in the sleeping/settling section. My baby (5mo) still usually sleeps 40 mins on the dot except for one longer sleep (usually in the moirning) which she started having at about 12 wks. I stressed out about it for awhile (thinking she "should" sleep longer) but then she seemed happy with it &I got used to it so I try to go with the flow now - seems to work best for her. Good luck with it and try not to worry about it - it's perfectly normal (unfortunately!).
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