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    Default Three week old that will not sleep

    Hi hubbers, I'm after some advice.
    My three week old won't sleep during the day. Is this normal?
    What can I do about it?
    Overnight she sleeps up to 9 hours ( waking every 2-4 hrs for a feed).

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    I don't know if it's normal, but my dd didn't sleep *peroid*. Only thing that helped was a sling. Whenever she wasn't a feeding/having a nappy change she was in the sling. Sometimes she slept, sometimes she didn't, but she rarely cried. Only thing that worked after weeks& weeks of TRYING to get her to just go to sleep x

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    Thanks Fitchick, I have a carrier I can put her in to do stuff, I'm just desperate to go for a sleep.

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    When you say she doesn't sleep, how do you try and get her to sleep? Do you rock her to sleep or put her down in a cot or bassinet to sleep and she cries either way? Do you try and feed to sleep? Or does she fall asleep and wake shortly after?

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    My DD didn't do sleep. She loved the sling though.
    She would sleep only if she was attached to me and even then only for a max of 20 mins at a time. I tried all combinations of wrapping, patting, dummies, etc. She was just a wakeful baby who loved her Mummy's company.

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    My DD would only sleep in her capsule attached to her pram during the day for the first 6 weeks or so, or she would sleep on someone. She slept fine (well for a newborn) in her cot overnight. Wouldn't go near the cot during the day. From what I gather that is fairly normal. Would your bubba sleep on the bed next to you if you laid down and slept? DD didn't mind that either.

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    DS wasn't a big fan of sleeping in the day when he was that age either.

    What are you trying when you put her down for a nap/ where do you want her to sleep during the day?

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    In the day I have her in the bassinet attachment for the pram in our living room or the baby rocker thing.
    I've tried feeding her and she gets sleepy but as soon as I put her down she grizzles. I've tried rocking her to sleep when she looks like she is sleepy I put her down but again she grizzles. She will only sleep on me.
    I'm too nervous to put her in bed with me.... Too afraid I'll roll over onto her.
    I don't mind wearing her during the day to get stuff done. It's just the need for a nap issue....
    Also, just wondered if it was normal.
    Overnight she sleeps quite happily in her bassinet beside the bed. Our bedroom is on the third floor so I can't cart the proper bassinet up and down the stairs, hence the pram bassinet attachment is in the living room.

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    Totally normal as their still adjusting to this world and still need you for comfort. I had to have my son sleep with me in bed for the first 2 months as he refused to sleep without me

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    Totally normal OP! My baby wouldn't sleep during the day but I just embraced it, even though it was frustrating at times, I enjoyed just sitting and letting her sleep on me. I would have a heap of shows ready to watch. I also had a carrier that I would use when I HAD to get a few things done.
    She is almost 4 months now which has flown by and now she sleeps during the day, today she slept 4 and a half hours.

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