Can someone please give me advice on how to get my two week old to get his days and nights in order? He stayed up for 3 hours last night screaming, and refusing sleep. And after every feeding he'd stay awake for an hour or so, then he'd get hungry again! My daughter never had sleeping problems at night, so I honestly don't know what to do! I'm so sleep deprived running off of like 4 hours of sleep every night. πŸ˜“πŸ˜“πŸ˜“

Faith A 0 likes

During the day keep lights on. Noise going and at night keep it dark and quiet

Michaela R 0 likes

Try making the rooms super bright during the day(windows open and lights on) and dark at night. Make sure they are only napping in short spurts during the day(2-3 hours for that age). I always woke my baby after 2.5 hours. To play and feed even for a short amount of time. I followed the eat, wake, sleep schedule. He was always a great sleeper. By the time he was 2 months he one month he was only waking once per night to eat.

Jenn S 0 likes

Start a night time routine. I do a bath at 8:30, the a lotion rub down. I turn off all the lights and give him a bottle then into the crib. It takes a while for newbies to adjust but having a simple routing can help

Momma H 0 likes

Okay so at 2weeks he shouldn't really be kept awake at all... 3hrs is a long time for a newborn to be awake. Mine have done it too though both with colic πŸ˜– I can tell you sleep promotes sleep! And Tunis stands true until toddler days! If my son doesn't nap he's over tired mad at he world and a nightmare to put down for he night! Try to keep a schedule starting with how often he eats if it's 3hrs do awake for no long we than 1.5 then sleep or 1.5 and eat when he wakes and keep that cycle during

Momma H 0 likes

The day... Don't let him sleep trough feeds during the day! Also to keep him asleep so he knows how to go through sleep cycles try swaddling him and using some type of white noise

Sara L 0 likes

My daughter was the same way Hun, and it does get better. From the day we brought her home from the hospital she had her days and nights mixed up. I started sleep training her and put her on a feeding schedule at week 2. But for the first couple weeks I made sure to wake her to feed her at night until she gained back her birth weight plus a little more. By week 6 she was sleeping through the night. The book Baby Wise: Giving Your Infant the Gift of Nighttime Sleep worked for me! Look into it!

Momma H 0 likes

Don't need a machine either my kids always fell asleep to a bathroom vent fan, running water, dishwasher... Lol some kids just need extra help getting to sleep mine are too so I feel the pain!

Amelia β 0 likes

Thanks yall! I'm def gonna try everything! Something has to give, I'm dying here! Lol

chloe s 0 likes

I do bath with lavender essential oil. Keep lights dimmed, and I always sing her "something in the way you move" by James taylor. now she associates that song with bed time. try it!! my baby is 9 weeks and shes been sleeping 6-8 hours a night since she was 1 week old.

Kendra T 0 likes

My son was like this and I had to just wait it out he put himself on a sleep schedule now everyday he wakes at 7 takes a nap from 8-10 sometimes 11 then another nap from 1-3 or 3-6 then bed at 9:30-10

Mommaofkj j 0 likes

noise lights play music maybe go out places but every baby is who he or she is going to be our son did the same so i did certain things but just mostly was up alot anyways

2kidsin2years 0 likes

At 2 weeks old that kind of waking doesn't sound unusual to me. The screening for hours does. Maybe gas? But for the day/night thing we kept the room as dark as possible at night and bright during the day. I never woke them up or kept them up. I let them sleep when they wanted to sleep and wake up when they were ready to eat/play etc. Both of my kids slept through the night by 7 weeks

Amelia β 0 likes

I give him gas drops after every feeding at night πŸ˜”

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