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Gem1355 Fri 29-Apr-05 19:45:39


My daughter is 4 weeks old and sleeps all nite but half way through usually about 3am she stirs as she doesn't like sleeping on her back, so i pick her up and lay her on her front on me and she goes straight back to sleep. what can i try to get ehr to sleep alnite in her moses basket and not half of it with me?

starlover Fri 29-Apr-05 19:46:58

doesn't she need a feed in the night?
at 4 weeks she isn't really old enough to be sleeping through I wouldn't have thought. Maybe she stirs because she is hungry?

Gem1355 Fri 29-Apr-05 19:49:16

she has been sleeping through since 7 days, she stocks up on milk through the day, tried giving her a bottle at nite but she doesn't take it, she just doesn't like sleeping on her back.
She goes from 11pm to about 7am stirs about 3 to come in with me.

Kelly1978 Fri 29-Apr-05 19:49:26

Maybe she feels exposed on her back - have you tried swaddling her? Have to agree tho, 4 weeks is young to be sleeping thru, I think you've got things going really well.

Gem1355 Fri 29-Apr-05 19:52:05

Kelly you'll probably think i'm a bit dim but what do you mean by swaddling?

Kelly1978 Fri 29-Apr-05 19:56:12

wrapping her up really tight in a blanket.

lockets Fri 29-Apr-05 19:57:10

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Kelly1978 Fri 29-Apr-05 19:58:01

swaddling - Akshay refuses to sleep unless he is all wrapped up.

lockets Fri 29-Apr-05 19:58:57

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lockets Fri 29-Apr-05 20:00:47

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Kelly1978 Fri 29-Apr-05 20:00:58

lol - gmta!

yingers74 Fri 29-Apr-05 20:27:27

This something we were advised to do by a maternity nurse with our dd when she was little. You take a small thin towel and you roll it up and then place it under the baby so they are kinda sleeping on their side. Hope that is of some use. Our dd loved to be swaddled too! can i also say you are incredibly lucky to have a little one who only stirs!!! Hope my next one is just the same!

Gem1355 Fri 29-Apr-05 20:35:16

i'll try that tonite.

She's just drinking her 3rd bottle of the day so she should be up to 20oz and will probably drink another 3-4oz about 11pm

Gem1355 Sat 30-Apr-05 17:25:15

Hi tried swaddling her last nite and about 3am again stirred and wouldn't settle on her back so had her in with me again!

Gem1355 Mon 02-May-05 12:11:46


sallystrawberry Mon 02-May-05 12:15:58

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tiffini Mon 02-May-05 12:16:09

have you tried rolling a towel up like yingers74 suggested

Gem1355 Mon 02-May-05 12:36:15

Yep i've wrapped a blanket round her even rolled her fleece quilt up and put that round her basket so she feels more secure btu she still stirs between 3 and 4am

tiffini Mon 02-May-05 12:46:04

she may just need a five minute cuddle in the dark and sing softly to her, then try putting her back down with an item of your clothing.

Gem1355 Mon 02-May-05 12:57:16

i'll try that. thanx

tiffini Tue 03-May-05 21:46:53

any luck?

mmmmchocolate Tue 03-May-05 21:50:00

i had to put a rolled up towel behind my DD and sort of lean her on to it so she stayed on her side. Slept through from 8 weeks...

Gem1355 Wed 04-May-05 19:38:02

Tried the top thing and nothing tried her on her side last nite slept for a little bit longer but still had to get in with me!

mmmmchocolate Wed 04-May-05 21:05:47

What happens if you cuddle her and put her back? Does she have a dummy? My dd is 8 months and 4 out of 7 mornings she will wake at 5ish and not settle again till she gets in with me and have a cuddle. Gives me a bit more sleep so i can live with it x

Gem1355 Wed 04-May-05 21:21:14

I don't mind because i love a cuddle but i don't want her to grow up knowing she can do it every nite and through a tantrum when she can't! if you know what i mean.

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