I need help putting my baby on a schedule

United States
February 19, 2009 1:18am CST
Please give me advice on putting my baby on a schedule. He will sleep when he wants and usually stay up crying all night till 5 am.
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@srganesh (6350)
• India
19 Feb 09
Babies born on days will sleep on nights and those born on nights will sleep on days.This will continue for a while and we can't help it.I remember my son who used to remain awake all the nights crying until he reached his first birth day.It was a real hard time.But you can try to see your baby with full stomach before putting him to sleep.Hope your baby get a good schedule soon.
• United States
19 Feb 09
Well he was born at 6:30 in the morning so I'd think he would want to sleep at night, but before he was born, he'd be waking up right as I was going to bed.
• United States
22 Feb 09
I never knew that..My son was born at a little after three in the morning and I never really slept at night anyway so I knew he was going to be up with me. Just yesterday, I started a new schedule with him so that he is in bed by ten...tonight, he woke up around 11 and I just put him back down. One thing that is different about my situation is that he isn't up crying or anything like that. He wants to play. he wants to know what's going on and wants to see everything. I am learning to give him a bath and get him settled in so that he can sleep through the night...
• United States
22 Feb 09
What I did with my kids I tried to keep em awake as long as I could during the day so they'd sleep at night,warm bath clean diaper clothes and a feeding will keep them out for the night till they wake up
• United States
22 Feb 09
I tried keeping him up as long as I could during the day too but mine has so much energy that I usually end up falling asleep with him..that trick does work for a far less tired person though..
@elysia (10)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Well first of all its easier to give advice and I dont know how old your baby is. But I would say the best thing is to start a nightly routine. Dinner, playtime, Bathtime, Bottle if applicable, Story then a kiss good night and into bed. Be consistant...Let him cry only going in to check ever 20 mins or so as needed. Our doctor said that leaving them crying for up to an hour is recommended but that some find it hard to do. My daughter is 17 months and still does not sleep through the night, and sometimes ends up in our bed. But sometimes you just want to sleep. I plan to be a little more strict with the next one. Like starting that rountine when the baby is 2/3 months or so. We were bad we held her until she went to sleep so she got used to it I think. My husbands a softy when it comes to that. Some kids are just hard to get to sleep and stay asleep, while others have no problems. In general I think they will grow out of it. But I feel your pain :) Good luck!
@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
20 Feb 09
well how old is the little one. There is little you can do in the first few weeks but babies need regular things. bath at the same time, nappy change, feeding and all that. try feeding him ever few hours if he is sleeping wake him up and feed him (say every 3 hours). Best you talk to a medical person about this.
@icegermany (2524)
• India
19 Feb 09
usually there is a talk that the childrens born at night will usually be awake at night and the one born at day, are awake at the day. hardly what we can do is just try to make the baby sleep more at the day if the baby is infant and also try to take rest and sleep along with your baby as you know that the baby is going to be awake at night and it is obvious that even you have to be awake so it is better try to sleep along with your baby for sometime even in the day. that is what we mothers can do because the child cant understand that and we need to understand the child.