Baby Care Advice » Baby Sleep Problems http://birthpolicy.org Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:21:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 NEWBORN SLEEPING PROBLEMS.? http://birthpolicy.org/519/newborn-sleeping-problems/ http://birthpolicy.org/519/newborn-sleeping-problems/#comments Wed, 08 Dec 2010 14:52:05 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/519/newborn-sleeping-problems/

Question by Lynsey B:
Newborn sleeping problems.?

My beautiful three day old newborn baby is not sleeping in his mosses basket. As soon as he is in our arms he goes to sleep but put him in his mosses basket and he wont have any of it. I have tried swaddling, not swaddling, just leaving him, rocking him nd yet still nothing. One thing we have noticed is that he seems to like laying on his side which is how he layed when he was in me. How can i safely lay my newborn on his side in his mosses basket. Please help me, i am in need of some sleep.


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Answer by dragynwinds
Get one of those foam pillows, and bundle him up next to it where it presses against his back, holding him on his side.

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BABY SLEEP PROBLEMS? http://birthpolicy.org/488/baby-sleep-problems/ http://birthpolicy.org/488/baby-sleep-problems/#comments Wed, 24 Nov 2010 19:49:13 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/488/baby-sleep-problems/ Question by Jennifer M:
baby sleep problems?

I have an 11 week old baby. She all of a sudden will not take a nap during the day longer than 15 min. I know she is tired!! I lay her down and she is sound asleep. As soon as she hits the bed she is wide awake and crying! Other times I will put her in her crib and turn on her music she will fall asleep and then right away again she is up! What can I do to make this stop and she can get some rest again?

ALSO I HAVE NEVER HELD HER WHILE SHE SLEEPS OR SLEPT WITH HER. SO I DONT KNOW WHY THIS HAS STARTED?


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Answer by Deana S
Try getting her to sleep while being propped up. I put a pillow underneath my son’s mattress when he did that. Or I would let me sleep in his swing or bouncy seat.

I would check to see if she is in pain. Teeth maybe? Gas trouble?

If it persits, call a pediatrician.

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QUESTION ABOUT BABY SLEEP PROBLEMS? http://birthpolicy.org/452/question-about-baby-sleep-problems/ http://birthpolicy.org/452/question-about-baby-sleep-problems/#comments Thu, 11 Nov 2010 00:48:58 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/452/question-about-baby-sleep-problems/ Question by Maureen H:
Question about Baby Sleep Problems?

Has anyone heard of the Magic Sleepsuit? www.magicsleepsuit.com.
It helps babies sleep better.


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Answer by Acelya
Yes i have heard of it and did use their tips and it never worked for us. we still had to follow our own way of putting our tiny baby girl to sleep.

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PROBLEM WITH INFANT SLEEPING IN BASSINET AND CRIB? http://birthpolicy.org/398/problem-with-infant-sleeping-in-bassinet-and-crib/ http://birthpolicy.org/398/problem-with-infant-sleeping-in-bassinet-and-crib/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:49:28 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/398/problem-with-infant-sleeping-in-bassinet-and-crib/ Question by lady_liz99:
Problem with infant sleeping in bassinet and crib?

Hi, I have a 7 week daughter and she will not sleep in her crib or bassinet. When I put her into one of these, she flings her arms around and cries. I even try swaddling her but she always manages to undo the blanket, no matter how tight I make it. Does anyone know how to get her to successully sleep in her crib or bassinet?? Please help!


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Answer by 2grown2early
well wait til she falls asleep on you however you usually do it and when shes deeply asleep that you can move around n she still sleeps thru then lay here down and put the room a tiny dark and put soft music that keep her asleep for a tiny bit hope this works but keep trying and dont give up

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IS IT OK FOR A INFANT TO SLEEP IN THERE SWING? http://birthpolicy.org/335/is-it-ok-for-a-infant-to-sleep-in-there-swing/ http://birthpolicy.org/335/is-it-ok-for-a-infant-to-sleep-in-there-swing/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:47:46 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/335/is-it-ok-for-a-infant-to-sleep-in-there-swing/ Question by The Investor:
Is it ok for A Infant to Sleep in there Swing?

So i was just wondering if our 3 week old can sleep in her swing. She only sleeps for 2-3 hours at a time, but when she sleeps in her swing she doesn’t make a lot of noise and seems to enjoy it more. Is there a problem with her sleeping in her swing at night?

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Answer by Ella
Only if you are there to supervise her.

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INFANT FEEDING/SLEEPING PROBLEMS? http://birthpolicy.org/242/infant-feedingsleeping-problems/ http://birthpolicy.org/242/infant-feedingsleeping-problems/#comments Fri, 29 Oct 2010 07:53:27 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/242/infant-feedingsleeping-problems/ Question by kris_c_tina:
Infant feeding/sleeping problems?

I’m at a loss with a 6 week old. From day one he is been a short, frequent eater. He only eats for 5-10 minutes and if he doesn’t fall asleep he will want to eat again anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours or so later. He is very unpredictable. I cannot force him to eat for longer and it seems like it doesn’t matter how long it has been since his last feeding, 30 minutes or 5 hours, he only eats for that short duration.
I’m also concerned about his sleeping habits. He does not sleep well on his back. If I put him down drowsy or if I wait 20 minutes to be sure he is in a deep sleep, when he is put down he wakes up a short time after unless he sleeps on his stomach (I know, a no no) or he sleeps with or on me.
I have to send him to daycare in two weeks and I do not know how much pumped breastmilk to provide them or what to do about his sleeping.
Anyone else have a similar problem or any suggestions.


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Answer by Jamaican girl
Babies are very smart he is probably eating just enough that his body needs. A lot of babies sleep superior on their tummy (yes that is not recommended) so try his side and putting a rolled up blanket behind him (he will think you are there) Express as much breast milk as possible and freeze the excess they will offer him throughout the day superior to have too much than too tiny as his eating habits will continue to expand as he grows older.

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INFANT SLEEP…? http://birthpolicy.org/226/infant-sleep/ http://birthpolicy.org/226/infant-sleep/#comments Thu, 28 Oct 2010 05:49:22 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/226/infant-sleep/ Question by Jamie:
Infant sleep…?

My daughter is 7 months old. Her sleep has been fine for the last few months, until recently when we started visiting family for a few days at a time. Now when I bring her home, I do our whole bedtime routine with my son who is 3. I lay her down as I did before and then lights out. Some nights she would fuss a tiny and then go right to sleep. Well, now she cries for over 2-3 hours. She is full, clean, and other than teething some has no other major problems. I have treated the teething and she still cries. BUT..I have noticed that she stops and starts kicking and playing when I walk into the room to check on her. Could she be spoiled a bit? From all of the holding and rocking that the grandparents have done? I just do not see what else it could be. Also, for those of you who are going to hop on that “I’m not giving her enough attention…” & “pick her up everytime” …don’t bother. I am a stay at home mother who gives my kids tons of attention. I want what is ideal for them.
For those of you who can relate to this…how exactly do I break this tiny cycle she has for us? It cannot continue..we are all so tired. I am here alone with a deployed husband and another child to take care of. I feel very tired. What is the ideal way to get her back on track?


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Answer by faithful_nascar_fan
My daughter is 8 months and she has started doing that too. I work so I am home at 11:30 at night. I think she knows that so when I have days off she wants to stay up with me. I begin playing with around bedtime to get a tiny tired, give her a bottle and then off to bed, or I might give her a night time bath and then a bottle anf off to bed she goes, she speaks a tiny bit and falls asleep. I do not know you will try some of these but maybe I helped. Crossing my fingers for you and good luck.

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6 MONTH OLD BABY SLEEPING PROBLEMS, WAKES UP AGAIN AND AGAIN AND CRIES AT NIGHT? http://birthpolicy.org/191/6-month-old-baby-sleeping-problems-wakes-up-again-and-again-and-cries-at-night/ http://birthpolicy.org/191/6-month-old-baby-sleeping-problems-wakes-up-again-and-again-and-cries-at-night/#comments Thu, 14 Oct 2010 10:53:14 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/191/6-month-old-baby-sleeping-problems-wakes-up-again-and-again-and-cries-at-night/ Question by Lov:
6 Month old baby sleeping problems, wakes up again and again and cries at night?

i have a 6 month old baby. He wakes up 5-6 times at night after each one hour or one and a half hour and starts crying and he sleeps only after drinking breast milk. At night, he does not like to drink bottle milk. We tried to give him formula milk at night before sleep, but it did not solve the problem. If we do not attend to him, he cries very loudly and sometimes, he starts playing at night for two hours and he wants us to be awake. he will not play on his own. I would be grateful for your advice. We both husband and wife are facing a lot of problem because of all this.


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Answer by Ellen J
Have you checked for colic? I think this is about the age that this is very common.

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I NEED HELP WITH BABY SLEEP PROBLEMS!?!? http://birthpolicy.org/159/i-need-help-with-baby-sleep-problems/ http://birthpolicy.org/159/i-need-help-with-baby-sleep-problems/#comments Thu, 30 Sep 2010 15:57:36 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/159/i-need-help-with-baby-sleep-problems/ Question by Heather:
I need help with baby sleep problems!?!?

I am 7mon. pregnant and I have a 11mon. old. Its hard enough to get to sleep and stay to sleep but i cannot keep him out of my bed. We put him to sleep everynight but as soon as he hits his bed he is right awake again. I try to put him in his bed several times a night but after 15 or 20 times and hours of fighting this i’m so fatigued i just cannot stand it and i let him stay in bed with us just so i can get some sleep. No matter what time he goes to bed he is ready to play at 5:30am everyday.He still is not sleeping througfh the night even in our bed. i have tried letting him cry it out but that really makes me sad and he could go for hours. Also he will not sleep in his crib for naps… If he even taks one!!! IF ANYONE HAS ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE HELP!!!!! I can for see a larger problem soon with the new baby coming.
~HELP PLEASE~


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Answer by ANGEL
Well, I know it’s extremely hard and seems very cruel…but you should really let him cry. If you know that all of his needs have been met, and it’s time for him to go to bed then he will learn eventually to fall asleep in his crib. Trust me, it doesn’t take a long time for this to happen. He has learned that he gets his way if he is crying. You are right that this needs to stop now before the new baby comes. I do not know if you put music on for him, but this helped both of my boys fall asleep. You might want to try that. Good luck, it really is the ideal way to get him to learn to fall asleep when you put him to bed.

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NEWBORN SLEEP PROBLEMS? http://birthpolicy.org/129/newborn-sleep-problems/ http://birthpolicy.org/129/newborn-sleep-problems/#comments Thu, 16 Sep 2010 21:28:46 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/129/newborn-sleep-problems/ Question by Korry:
Newborn Sleep Problems?

My wife and I have 1 week old newborn twins. Our son doesn’t sleep for more than 10 minutes at night unless he is held. During the day, this doesn’t seem to be as much of a problem. We have heard all the horror stories about babies being suffocated by their parents in bed, so we are very cautious about sleeping with him. We have tried everything to get him to sleep: vibration, bouncy seats, music, swaddling, etc. We have come to the conclusion that for us to get any sleep at night, he is going to have to sleep with us for a while. So, how can we do that safely?


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Answer by Liam was born 1/15, 8lbs 5oz.
I know when my son cannot sleep he will either lay beside of me if I am laying on my side or while I am laying on my back he will sleep on my chest. I got into the habit while pregnant not to “roll” so we have managed just fine. But it’s also not a nightly thing we do either, we have only done it at the most 3-4 times since he is been home. Good luck:)

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