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Newborn sleep during the day

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Bojangles33 Wed 13-Jun-18 18:08:29

DS is two weeks old and sleeps anywhere between 2 and 5 hours at a time. He's gaining weight well so not worried about him sleeping through feeds but just wondering if I should try and wake him during the day to try and get into a rhythm with feeds/sleeps, but I'm not really sure how to wake him anyway! If he's really sleepy changing him has no effect - he slept for 5 hours this afternoon. He usually has a chunk of time where he's awake for a few hours and I'm worried if he doesn't manage it today that's going to happen in the middle of the night!

sleeveface Wed 13-Jun-18 18:22:18

Personally as long as they're gaining weight well and no issues, I would leave to sleep. At 2 weeks old you've got no hope of a routine of sorts. All they do is sleep, poo and feed at this age

arbrighton Wed 13-Jun-18 18:30:06

more to the point, he has NO idea of night and day yet so there is little you can to that won't mean he's awake for a chunk of the night.

Start making day light and bright and night dark and quiet and it'll gradually get the circadian rhythm sorted

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