(Closed) Sleeping: my child’s got it ALL wrong!

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think most new born babies sleep during the day and night, but wake up frequently for meals

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

When my son was born he was in the NICU for a week and they always had the lights on. We realized after a few days that he needed a night light and within a week of bringing him home he was sleeping nights.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

yep, my little one was the same way – i think most newborns are 🙂 they have no concept of day and night…it can be a little frustrating to see them sleeping so soundly during the day then up freuqently at night ready to party!

i’ve read that while it’s too early to get them on a schedule, it’s good to try to make the make it clear that day is for being awake and night is for sleeping. during the day, keep the shades open so that there is plenty of natural light, keep the tv/radio going, and feel free to have conversation – basically don’t try to keep it super quiet to let baby sleep. at night, make sure it’s quiet and keep all stimuli at a minimum – lights out, tv/radio off (except maybe a sound machine to help baby fall asleep for a bit). 

over time, your baby will start to understand the difference, take a few naps during the day, and sleep through the night. good luck!

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