+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    13
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked
    1
    Reviews
    0

    Default 7 week old gone from 3hr day time sleeps to cat napping

    Hi all
    Within the last week after a hefty growth spirt my 7 week has gone from sleeping wonderful 3 hour naps during the day to only having 30-40 minute short naps. He falls asleep then wakes up after 40min and cries but he will self settle for 15 minutes then wake and cry again.
    He is breastfed and loves being on the boob but I don't want him using me as a soother. He doesn't take a dummy either which sometimes I wish he did so he either screams self settles or we get him up.

    He has no dramas at night going down and sleeping 3 hours straight between feeds but once the sun is up he doesn't sleep his normal naps.

    Help. .. Any suggestions, thoughts or mum's dealing with same issue??

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    4,450
    Thanks
    1,899
    Thanked
    1,149
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I have an 8 week old and have had the same thing for the last week. I would say that the 3 hour sleeps in the day will never return. I have read it will be 30 mins to 1.5 hrs from now on and longer at nite. Our dd has been doing 6-7 hours in a row at night now for a week.
    Have you tried putting him in a bouncer after feeds? Tummy time and a bit of tv too to try and wear him out.
    But I know how you feel, it's a shock isn't it when the long day sleeps end.
    Won't be long until our bubs can entertain themselves a bit more
    Last edited by Kazza78; 26-05-2014 at 17:15.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    588
    Thanks
    58
    Thanked
    348
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Same thing happened to my DD at about 8 weeks. I believe it's totally normal, and a consequence of them 'waking up' and becoming more aware of the world in general. I hate to say but it didn't really correct itself until we did sleep training at about 4 months. I would say just try what you can, pat, rock, feed, dummy and see if you can get him back to sleep. If its not working after 20 mins, give up and try again later. I wouldn't worry too much about bad habits, an overtired baby is awful and at a young age I think the amount of sleep is more important than how they get there. You can always change things later on. Good luck!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    13
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked
    1
    Reviews
    0
    Thanks ladies for the info. Re the longer night sleeps. .. is your baby breast or bottle feed?? Mine is sleeping 3 -4 hrs atm

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    4,450
    Thanks
    1,899
    Thanked
    1,149
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Breast. Give it another 2 weeks and I bet he will sleep longer stints at nite. It is so hard tho at this age when they don't sleep in long stints anymore in day

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    2,613
    Thanks
    1,495
    Thanked
    686
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    My dd did exactly the same as soon as she hit 7wks. Thankfully she was happy when she woke and slept through the night from early on so in the end we went with her. 20-30min naps was the norm, 45mins was a blessing. I read every book and tried every 'trick' to get those naps longer but it just made me more stressed.

    Sorry to say it lasted many months and wasn't until she was 8/9mths that she improved. BUT at just past 2, she is still sleeping a solid 2hrs at least each afternoon

    Sent from my HTC Desire X using The Bub Hub mobile app


 

Similar Threads

  1. Cat napping
    By Alimia in forum General Sleeping & Settling Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29-12-2013, 20:15
  2. DD going to bed late... Time to stop day sleeps?
    By trying4no2 in forum General Sleeping & Settling Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 26-07-2013, 22:36
  3. 6 week old day sleeps!
    By Rookiemum in forum General Sleeping & Settling Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 28-06-2013, 06:58

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Babybee Prams
Save $50 in our pre-Christmas sale! All Comet's now only $500. Our bassinet & stroller set includes free shipping AUS wide, $75 free accessories, 18-months warranty & a 9 month free return policy. Check out our new designer range today!
sales & new stuffsee all
CarmelsBeautySecrets
Growing your own natural nails is easy. Years ago, I devised a simple and very effective technique which really helps boosts the nails' growth in as little as three days! And most importantly keeps them that way.
featured supporter
Transition into Parenthood / Calmbirth Sydney
Julie's Transition into Parenthood and Calmbirth courses for pregnant couples will get you ready, prepared and organised for the wonderful birth of your beautiful new baby. Birth Support Doula training provided in 2017 open to all. Call 0401 265 530
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!