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    Default Newborn settling

    Does your newborn have a 'play up feed?'

    My daughter wakes for her morning feed but won't settle. This morning she woke at 445, had her feed but could not be settled. She didn't settle until her next feed, 3 hours later and has now gone to sleep.

    She is three weeks on Saturday. How do you settle your baby? After each feed do you have a little wake time or let them go straight to sleep (if they will)

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    Hi May Baby - My DS is almost 5 months now but he has always slept in fairly solid blocks of a night (waking once or twice for a feed), until between 4:30-6:30am when he wants to wake for the day. I'll admit 4:30am is way too early for me to function so when he does wake up this early I will usually feed him (keeping things dark and quiet) and then pop him straight in the swing. This works for us and is usually the only time we use the swing to settle him and it usually gives us an extra hour and a half or two hours sleep!! When my DS was 3 weeks his day sleeps were all over the place and he has always been a cat-napper so I can't give you any advice on that sorry! I hope you find a solution that works for you- waking up at 445 everyday is torture if like me you are not a morning person!

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    She has been fairly good the last few nights, she mostly wakes for two feeds and then sleeps to around 7. Today was a different story, she just wouldn't go back down after her feed at 430.

    I guess it's all part of being a newborn but I always feel like I'm doing something wrong. If she doesn't go to sleep as soon as her feed is over then she won't settle back down.

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    hi maybaby, newborns operate to their own time frame. Dont be concerned about any routine for awhile yet. Each day is a new day. It all takes at least 6 weeks for you to feel like you have found your feet, and it can take a lot longer than that for the baby to be settled in to a routine. You have to just met the needs as they come, and look after yourself too. Marie

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    Thanks girls. I definitely don't expect any type of routine but today has just been crazy.
    She has been wanting to feed majority of the day, she only had one two hour sleep since she got up at 430am and its now 3pm. I feed her the. She falls asleep for 10 minutes then won't go back to sleep.

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    We had that too. I just don't know, newborns are supposed to sleep a lot, but ours certainy didn't seem to.
    3hrs of crying was common for us.

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    My DD is 3 weeks old and just when I think I know her 'routine' she tweaks it She generally sleeps overnight only waking for a feed or 2 but we have had a couple of restless nights. During the day she used to feed every 3-4hrs but recently she has been wanting a feed every 1-2hrs.

    Unless your bubby seems to be in pain, Id say just roll with it. Congrats by the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by catbox View Post
    We had that too. I just don't know, newborns are supposed to sleep a lot, but ours certainy didn't seem to.
    3hrs of crying was common for us.
    I'm not the only one!! They say babies will have a short play after a feed but I find if I play for a short period then she won't settle. So hard!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by London View Post
    My DD is 3 weeks old and just when I think I know her 'routine' she tweaks it She generally sleeps overnight only waking for a feed or 2 but we have had a couple of restless nights. During the day she used to feed every 3-4hrs but recently she has been wanting a feed every 1-2hrs.

    Unless your bubby seems to be in pain, Id say just roll with it. Congrats by the way
    My bubs is the same, she normally wakes for feeds once or twice at night but last night it was two hourly. Day time feeds today have increased and she is asleep now for the second time today


 

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