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    Default Awake times??

    I have a 4 week old daughter and wanted to know is there a certain period of their life (like now) that they want to be awake more?

    We struggle to get her back to sleep where 2 weeks ago she was out like a light after a bottle. My fiancé spent 3 hours getting her to sleep last night then she wakes not long after because she is due for another feed.

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    I have a 4 week old boy and he if awake for about an hour and a half each time including the feeding...

    So he will generally wake up ill feed and change him which takes about an hour then he will have about 20 mins of 'play' time... I try to put him down as soon as he yawns or shows other tired signs

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    Most babes of that age are more grumpy & difficult to settle towards the end of the day - commonly know as the witching or arsenic hours.

    As PP said an hour to 1.5 hours is about right for awake time. Try putting your bubs to sleep as soon as they show any tired signs to help them to settle quickly. Many people find wearing their baby in a sling/carrier around that time of the day helps to keep them settled, or maybe take them out for a walk.

    If you a breast feeding try taking a nap in the afternoon as this will improve the quality of your milk for later on in the day, and make you feel better when you have to deal with a grizzly baby. They may also be wanting to cluster feed in the evenings, so this could be why they don't settle.

    Did you eat any different food yesterday? I found that eating spicy food caused DS to be more unsettled and windy.

    It is really hard in the early days, but keep responding quickly to their tired signs and you will figure it out together.

    The tresillian website has some good info on routines and settling which you may find useful.


 

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