Sleep lack of!
Our eight week old son sleeps a few hours at night but hardly sleeps during day unless in a crowd or in a car/pram. We have tried Womb baby/hair dryer noises/baths etc but still hardly any improvement. Im reduced to holding him in my arms and lifting him up and down. He sleeps then max half hour but at night he does go for a stretch of 3-4 hours -wakes/feeds then perhaps 2-3 hours .
Hi wrecked, my son is 7 weeks old and we seem to be in a routine now. He has a bottle about 11.30pm and then sleeps until about 6am, I feed him again and he goes back to sleep until about 9am. What I find really good to get him to sleep in the day is a baby swing that rocks from side to side, I would be lost without it. x
Baby swing? Must look into it. Thanks.
The one I have got is Fisher price, I think it's precious planet or something like that, it plays music and has a mobile that turns round, which my son loves. It cost about £90 but you can get them off Ebay for cheaper if you are a member.x
Thank you. Will look into. Have already forked out for a baby chair that rocks a bit when he moves and has a vibrator Womb sound bear etc but will think it over
Hiya, my little boy was the same, slept quite well at night but would not have naps in the day, unless we were in the car, or he was being cuddled, and then only for 30mins. Would sleep fine snuggled on my chest but as soon as i'd try to sneak him into his cot he woke up!
Now he has 2 naps a day and lovely long nights! He's probably just sorting himself out. We never really did a routine as such, just went with the flow, fed on demand. The only thing i insisted upon was that if he woke up before 6am it was feed and back to bed, as i didn't want him to get into early waking habits!
I know it's tiring, we did go through a 2 month phase of 2 hourly wakings every night - nightmare, but moving him into his own room sorted that out. It will get better, but bear in mind that he'll sleep when he needs to. Some babies just don't nap in the day, and that's fine for the,, even though it doesn't help exhausted parents!
Good luck! xxx
Thanks for all the advice. Situation still bad. Can I ask you all something? When putting him down in the cot-after ten minutes he often wails loudly incadescent with rage. Should we pick him up or leave him a few minutes? I think he has a bit of reflux.
I will try to get my wife to note his feeding patterns but essentially he rarely sleeps except a few hours at night or when he is in the car or I lift him up and down. He does sleep with company (lots around) Have tried white noise/playing him crowd noises anything-no luck.
hi, my LO slept most of the time until 8 weeks old (i was lucky) then he woke up! He would go 12 hours a day without sleeping. At night he'd feed at 11pm-3am-6am and was then up for the day, i found the night ok as i got some sleep but it was tough in the day at this age to never sleep.
I did breast feed him and he spent a lot of time doing that so i dozed/watched tv/had lunch while he fed - i often think if id bottle fed id have been more exhausted.
we tried henry on the swing, he didnt like it. in the end tbh he never really changed until he was much older and on the move and exhausting himself (7 months). He now does 10 hour nights, and 2 one hour sleeps but never stops moving the rest of the time! x
What about allowing him to cry it out when he is older?
13 weeks and no real improvement!