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My 1 month old sleeps all day but not at night

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Londongirl84 Fri 28-Mar-14 08:47:06

Any advice?!!??

Luna13 Fri 28-Mar-14 13:41:52

Have some films ready for night..? We had similar problem (just part of the night), it will go, she/he will swap soon, good luck!

WhizzPopBang Fri 28-Mar-14 18:54:06

We had the same problem for about a fortnight at 3-4 weeks old, DD had day and night totally mixed up. Eventually we managed to get her the right way round by making all night feeds & nappy changes dark (like properly dark) and quiet, no talking, light or stimulation. You've probably read that a million times, but it really did help for us... We were also a huge fan of swaddling, so when baby was overtired and not sleeping during the long night wakings we could "restrain" her which also really helped - can really recommend the miracle blanket!

TheScience Fri 28-Mar-14 18:56:45

Keep the baby downstairs/in the living room in the day - lots of light, noise around and try to have some awake periods (eg. a bath, lying on a play mat, nappy off time - probably only 15 minutes at a time). Then at night time keep the baby in your bedroom, try not to talk or turn lights on, feed lying down in bed if you can, nappy change only if necessary.

girliefriend Fri 28-Mar-14 19:03:58

Keep the baby awake a bit more in the day?!!

My dd did this and it was like a revelation when a friend came over and said - 'you can wake her up you know' grin

I also tried very hard to not let her sleep after 5pm (feed, bath, time to kick about on mat etc) so she would be very tired by 8pm ish, quite often I would go to bed with her at this time!!

Mirrhi Fri 28-Mar-14 20:51:53

Think that's fairly normal in the early weeks, I've read that babies are nocturnal initially and will gradually learn to be awake in the day and asleep at night. As others have said keep trying to keep LO awake a bit more during the day and slowly they will switch round. Don't worry, you'll get there.

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