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    Default 5 weeks to young to be dropping naps?

    My daughter has always been a brilliant sleeper and is already sleeping through the night, but the last 5 nights she has stopped sleeping between 5:30-8:30. We have a routine (bath, eat, book and cuddles, bed) but she won't go to sleep. She will play in her cot/bassinet for a bit and then get upset.

    Should I be encouraging this and use it as play time or should I be insisting that she sleeps?

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    At 5 weeks they kinda make their own routine and you sorta have to go with it.
    I wouldn't worry about a 5 week old getting into bad habits, if she won't sleep give her a cuddle she might fall asleep on you then transfer her or just keep on cuddling!!
    do what ever makes her and you happy don't worry about routines too much at this stage they're too young to understand.
    Don't insist she sleep.

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    Thank you!

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    Same thing happened to mine. She would have one stretch a day, often 10pm-3am where she would not sleep but would feed frequently. I think it perhaps stopped at around 8 weeks.

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    Good to know. Very thankful it's between 5:30-8:30pm and not a 10-3am one.

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    Dd always struggled with that third nap of the day from very very young - quit it totally at 5 months after it being very hit and miss from birth. She's a pretty good sleeper and still has two naps at 12 months old. I would be trying to encourage her to sleep perhaps by putting her in a swing or cuddling her but don't worry if she doesn't sleep.

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    What do you mean by 'sleeping through the night'? Sometimes sleepy babies can be a sign that they are having trouble feeding, not getting enough milk.

    Things change frequently in the first days/weeks/months so don't get too concerned about exact times today cos they might be different next week.

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    Her last feed is at 10pm and she wakes at 6:30/7am. She is formula fed and eats very well every 3hours so certainly getting enough milk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally90 View Post
    Her last feed is at 10pm and she wakes at 6:30/7am. She is formula fed and eats very well every 3hours so certainly getting enough milk.
    I was told by the lactation consultant ( and have read multiple times online) that you shouldn't let a newborn sleep for longer that 4hrs without a waking them for a feed....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblesK View Post
    I was told by the lactation consultant ( and have read multiple times online) that you shouldn't let a newborn sleep for longer that 4hrs without a waking them for a feed....
    I thought this too

    ♥him & me = ds 17/9/2013♥


 

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