7 month old won't sleep in the day

Australia
November 27, 2007 5:18pm CST
I have a 7 month old daughter who is my first child. Right from day dot, she will not sleep in the day. I did go to a thing called day stay at my local child health which teaches you how to put your baby to sleep & that was working for a bit then the heat of summer set in & her teeth started coming through with a vengance. Now it's gone back to her only sleeping during the day a few times a week instead of every day. I have tried looking for options on the baby websites but they say the same as what child health did. Des anyone out there have any other ideas??
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• United States
27 Nov 07
My 5 year old has never slept the night through and I was lucky to get her to nap. I've just gotten used to it and dream of someday our family all sleeping hte whole night through! I think all kids are different but if they snore I would suggest getting a sleep study done.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
27 Nov 07
Kimberly, does your child has any physical disability? Does your child sleep in the day? If the answer to question 1 is no please change the child's diet and see what happens. If your answer for 2 is yes try not to make your child sleep in the day and let your child use up a lot of energy so by night he/she will be tired and sleep. If the answer is no check the bed and the environment and make changes also add some music (soft) and see if it helps. sharingLuv (30)
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• United States
28 Nov 07
With my cousin, she wouldn't take naps unless someone was resting beside her while she was falling asleep.
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@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
28 Nov 07
Establish a routine, something soothing that will help her wind down. Read a story, turn the lights low. Play some music softly, and lay her down at the same time every day. Make sure she has eaten and has a dry diaper. The temperature should be about the same as what is comfortable for you. If she does not go to sleep, that's ok. Let her lay in her crib. Once you establish the routine, she may sleep better. Do it for a week or two, the same, at the same time, for instance after lunch. She will start to learn that these activities are leading to nap time. Does she seem fussy on the days she doesn't sleep? If not then maybe she just doesn't need the nap. Most babies do, but some don't. If she seems happy and is getting good sleep at night then it's ok to skip the nap. But leaving her in her crib at naptime is good for her to rest, even if she doesn't sleep.
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@joahnna18 (368)
• Philippines
28 Nov 07
Maybe your daughter is not comfortable because of the heat and maybe because of the teeth that's coming out. Try to put some cold jellies in his gum so it can ease some pain. I have also 11 months old baby and didn't encounter like your problem. My baby wakes up at 7am and i let him take to the park and i took him a bath after and fed him at 9am he will sleep and wakes up at 12 lunchtime i gave him food and after two hours my baby will take a nap and will wake up at 4pm and i will bring again my son to park and let him walk for a few hours. at 7pm i gave him dinner and after that he can play for 1 hour and sleep after that he will wake up again at morning. My husband and i can sleep with no crying of my baby. You have to do the schedule of waking up of your baby and let him play so she will get tired and fell asleep. Or let you baby to see a doctor maybe she have problem in sleeping.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
27 Nov 07
I would make sure that the house is quiet during the time you are trying to get her to take a nap. Do some type of quiet and relaxing activity before nap time. My daughter is a good napper most days. She usually naps best about 2-3 hours after she wakes up in the morning. Her naps range from 1-3 hours depending on how active she has been already in the day. Good Luck!
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• United States
28 Nov 07
Do you have a stroller if so try walking with her. I was the opposite. I had missed her she slept 4 hours from birth and most of the day. I had to ride her the stroller or car at night. Try a play pen and so toys where she can tire herself out. I know other things some people tried but I won't put it here. Some people can be cruel. But I will say it worked and nothing is wrong with any of the kids. No it's not weed.