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    Default Newborn sleeps during the day

    Well DS has turned from a great sleeper to a very difficult sleeper!

    He's 7 weeks on Monday and for the first 5.5 weeks of his life I could put him in his bassinet with dummy or without and he would drift off to sleep during the day. Especially the mornings.

    He would sleep roughly 3 hours at a time.

    The past few days he has been shocking! He has a bit of a cold but it's not affecting his breathing etc, he's just got a cough but he doesn't cough that much so it's not like this is keeping him awake...

    Anyway he pretty much hasn't slept AT ALL today, just cat-naps

    He's SO tired although not crying.

    One thing I have found though is since about 4 weeks old he just won't sleep after round 2:30 onwards through till 7:30, sometimes 8!! That's a REEAALLLYYY long time for a little dude to be awake

    He will cat nap in my arms but I have DS1 who's almost 3 who I need to look after and also make dinner etc. I can't really babywear as I can't cook if I do that and I am too tired to be standing all afternoon

    When do they outgrow their 'witching hour' it's driving me insane!!

    He won't fall asleep on the boob, he's done that about twice and when I move him he wakes up anyway (I have to move him to burp him as he has massive burps that need to come out)

    He also had his 6 week immunizations on Monday but this hasn't seemed to affect him too much.

    Any advice?

    He used to be so easy, I thought for once in my life something would be easy and give me a break! But it seems I was very wrong




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    From 6 weeks they tend to wake up and sleeping becomes more difficult. My DD also started having difficulty sleeping unless on me.

    Baby wearing helped me alot, I could still do things but get her to sleep. I started her with little stints in the carrier then slowly built up. Not sure if you could try wearing at that time and cooking earlier.... thats possibly not practical
    A swing or bouncer?

    I found by 10 weeks (sorry I know that seems ages away!) She started to settled in her cot again.

    In the afternoons a walk in the pram would often get that extra sleep in. Otherwise nappy free time or a warm bath if she was very unhappy but refused sleep.

    Keep reminding yourself that this too shall pass. Hugs xx

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    Thanks I really thought I had an easy baby the first few weeks as with DS1, he just NEVER slept! Every sleep was a battle so when DS2 started off so well I thought AWESOME!

    he will sleep in his bassinet if I rock him but wakes up about 20-40 mins after


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    Maybe he's not quite tired enough when you out him down.

    How long is he awake before you put him down?

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    Could he be in a wonder week?

    My DS started having a lot more wakeful periods around that time & needed more entertaining.

    Eta: my DS has been awake from 2pm-11pm before for the whole time! Absolutely crazy. I don't try and get him to sleep because when he is ready he will sleep fine. He did this mostly at the peak of a wonder week or growth spurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allie Pallie View Post
    Maybe he's not quite tired enough when you out him down.

    How long is he awake before you put him down?
    Usually 1-2 hrs but can be up to 4 hrs like today as he just didn't sleep


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    Quote Originally Posted by BlotchedTabby View Post
    Could he be in a wonder week?

    My DS started having a lot more wakeful periods around that time & needed more entertaining.

    Eta: my DS has been awake from 2pm-11pm before for the whole time! Absolutely crazy. I don't try and get him to sleep because when he is ready he will sleep fine. He did this mostly at the peak of a wonder week or growth spurt.

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    I just had a quick read up on wonder weeks, how can they be accurate if it's done by due date? Most due dates aren't even accurate?


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    Welcome to the @rsehole hours... My ds1's was from about 7-10pm from about 6-12 weeks. It finally resolved itself within 2 nights of me turning the TV off for the evening feed. Perhaps you could reduce the stimulation? (TV, noise etc?$.

    Hang in there and good luck!

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    If he's not crying is it possible just to lethal stay awake and then when your ready for him to go to sleep at night giving him a warm bath, a big feed and then popping him in bed?

    I've started doing this the last few weeks, same bedtime routine and it's done wonders so far. If she doesn't seem ready I just play and talk with her for a little while but I always do the bath first and warm pjs.


 

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