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6 week old awake all night

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omama Mon 29-Dec-14 00:11:46

DD (6 weeks) still hasnt got her night & day sorted out yet. She sleeps all day then wakes up in the evening & is awake half the night. We are doing a loose bedtime routine of change into pj's & feed then into cot (I say loose as there is no consistency to feed times whatsoever so bedtime routine isnt really at a set time yet we just do it when she wants a feed). We are dimming lights & not interacting at night etc but to no avail.

DD wants to be awake & she will shout/cry until she gets attention. We cannot leave her screaming or she will wake ds(4). So I end up having to hold her until she is ready to sleep. With theamount of time it takes to feed & wind her then settle her it means I'm holding her from one feed to the next. The sleep deprivation is torture I'm exhausted & dont know how to sort it out. Never had this with ds he just got it & was already doing long stretches at this point. Help!

FATEdestiny Mon 29-Dec-14 14:35:08

What about waking her more frequently during the daytime to feed?

I feed my 12 week old every two hours through the day, so daytime sleeps are never more than 90 minutes at a time.

omama Fri 02-Jan-15 02:02:25

Hiya thanks for the reply. She already feeds every 2-3hrs around the clock at mo & is struggling with wind & reflux so cant really add more in.

As I type dd is having another 2hr middle of the night awake session. I am pretending to be asleep while MNing in an effort to fool her into thinking it might be a good idea to sleep at night oh how foolish of me but is now starting to shout. Ugh!

She has woken up a wee bit more in the last day or two & will sometimes be awske for 1-2hrs after a feed, but is still very sleepy most of the time. I was kind of hoping she'd figure it out by herself but looks like I am going to have to try & wake her after her feeds doesnt it.

Whoever said never wake a sleeping baby?!

Rinkydinkypink Fri 02-Jan-15 02:44:26

We had this and the only things that made a big difference were makes a huge fuss in daytime, very boring quiet nights. They do eventually change.

It's difficult when its so dark all day as well!

omama Fri 02-Jan-15 04:01:12

Trust me with ds(4) at home our days are anything but quiet! Just finding it a killer as not getting any opportunity to catch up on sleep in the day. Maybe next week when ds back at school!

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