Sleep Habits?

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Registered: 01-27-2008
Sleep Habits?
Thu, 10-30-2008 - 5:38pm

So my daughter is 5 weeks old and has really bad sleeping habits. I know she's still trying to figure out day and night but she really doesn't sleep.

She takes only 15 min naps 2x a day, and wakes up every 2-3 hours a night. She doesn't usually settle down for the night until almost midnight.

I just thought babies were suppose to sleep a lot and maybe not even at night but at least in the daytime? It just feels like she really doesn't sleep at all and she should be tired.

Thanks for all your thoughts!


Edited 10/30/2008 5:40 pm ET by riccir2008
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Registered: 01-05-2008
In reply to: riccir2008
Fri, 10-31-2008 - 6:50am

My DD was like what you are describing.


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Registered: 12-24-2006
In reply to: riccir2008
Wed, 11-05-2008 - 6:52am

I hope things have got better for you, but

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Registered: 05-09-2008
In reply to: riccir2008
Wed, 11-05-2008 - 11:38am

Hi Ricci,

DS was similar to your DD, never slept.

Mom to Jeffrey, a 7 year old ball of fire,&nbs

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Registered: 05-16-2007
In reply to: riccir2008
Wed, 11-05-2008 - 11:15pm

I am sure that if your baby was tired she would sleep. My Mikey still doesnt sleep through the night yet, he wakes up and I give him a bottle and he goes back to bed, he does however take 3 hour naps during the day and I love that! My 10 woke up 2 times a night screaming everynight till she was 3 years old I think I'm still catching up from that one.

maybe your daughter doesn't require much sleep to function there are people in the world like that.

It must be hard not getting a good night sleeps makes me a cranky baby all day. when Mikey was a 5 weeks he slept in our bed and if he woke I nursed laying down and slept while he ate, that did help a lot with the sleeplessness.

talk to your pediatrician and see what he/she say about the babies sleep habits.

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