My baby does not sleep long...what about your baby?

Philippines
January 26, 2007 12:55am CST
You see, my baby ( 2 months) does not sleep long. She sleeps for about 5 minutes then wakes up - this is during the day and afternoon. Then at night, she sleeps late around 9-12pm. Is this normal? What about your baby?
8 responses
@nexis777 (134)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I would recommend a book called Baby Wise to you. It gives methods to put your baby on a schedule so that your baby will sleep through the night at 9 weeks of age. I've done it with both of my children and all of my friends who have attempted it have done the same. My 4 month old now sleeps through 3 two hour naps a day and about 10 and a half hours through the night. It's heavenly and she's so much happier and healthier than babies I know who simply are not getting enough sleep.
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
I will try to find that book here in the Philippines. But can you tell me one way you can put a baby to sleep. They say that my baby is colicky that is why she sleeps less...was that the same case with your baby? I want her to get some sleep because when she is up, she either wants attention or she crys. Please help.
@nexis777 (134)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Neither one of my babies have been colicky. To be totally honest based on experiences with myself and my friends, the only baby I ever saw that was colicky was the only one that wasn't put on a schedule right off. So, I kind of think a lot of colic has to do with how much sleep they get. It's just a downward spiral. Basically the whole idea with that book is to make sure they're getting a full feeding. If you're nursing, make sure they nurse from both sides for a good 10 minutes each. Don't let them snack. The hind milk is what they're needing to get full, and it takes a couple minutes of nursing for them to get back to it. It's like cream from a cow. If they're just snacking for a couple of minutes each time you feed them on the for-milk which is really watery they won't get full enough to sleep very well. Also, make sure you establish a routine of sleeping, wake up eat, and then stay awake for a while. Don't mix the order of that up or they can get their days and nights confused or just not sleep well at all. There are several more things I could certainly share, if you want to email me absolutely feel free. I love sharing my experience in this!
31 Jan 07
I don't think anything is normal for a baby really, they are all different. My 2 children were both very different. If I was you I would try to keep your baby awake in the early evening and then she might sleep longer at night.
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
She is now up usually in the morning and starts sleeping around 4pm in the afternoon. Which is great because i will be back to work soon. Hopefully, she will not change her schedule.
• United States
31 Jan 07
My first did that. I hate to be harsh but you might be holding him to much. try putting him to bed before he is asleep. It worked on the next two I have. They might cry a little at first but that makes for strong lungs and these days kids need those.
@kmgupta (561)
• India
31 Jan 07
it is perfectly normal baby biological clock is different from yours
@hiitssomu (657)
• United States
31 Jan 07
it is normal. but try to make her sleep as much as possible. don't distrub the baby during her sleep. at this age they only need sleep and food, nothing else. if your baby have good sleep, baby will grow up early and everything will fuction perfectly.
@apky12 (775)
• United States
26 Jan 07
It's absolutely normal. It just sucks for you. No way around it. It will get better. I now have a 2 1/2 year old and a 1 1/2 year old. It gets better. I promise. You are at the worst point right now when you are very sleep deprived. Some people are lucky and have their kids sleeping through the night but it takes other babies a while to get the hang of it. I promise, your baby will sleep through the night at some point.
• United States
26 Jan 07
Yes it is normal.
@forjosie (1548)
• Indonesia
26 Jan 07
it's normal the most time that baby doing is sleeping