Post # 1
Dirty Delete2 is 3 weeks old and having split nights!! Help!! She’s awake for 2-3 hours in the middle of the night.
I’m at a loss as to how I can change sleeping patterns in a child so young
I’m sleeping like 3 hours at night maximum. Dirty Delete1 is 18 months and super energetic so days aren’t for sleeping…
Post # 2
Where is Dirty Delete2 sleeping? And what are you doing when she wakes up? Are you able to interact with her as minimally as possible and then put her back in her bed and leave her there so that she starts to learn that nights are for sleeping not exhausting mommy?
A couple resources I’ve heard of that people really enjoyed- Bringing up Bebe has a short but informative section about sleep and also I’ve heard people talk about the book 12 by 12 (about sleep training), maybe that one can help you out.
Good luck- being a sleep deprived mommy is really hard.
Post # 3
ccc_red : I honestly don’t think you can change them in a baby THAT young. It may help to make sure that she has lots of exposure to light during the day and to keep the room as dark as possible during night feedings. For example, avoid using your phone during night feedings (I know it gets boring…) so that she isn’t stimulated by the screen light. Hang in there momma – she’ll figure out her days and nights within a few weeks.
Post # 4
This is such a tough time for sleep! I don’t think there is much to do yet other then what’s already been suggested. iirc they don’t sort their days/nights until closer to 6 weeks. Exposure to natural sunlight and reducing exposure to light in the evening might help. Hang in there!