Need help for settling 3 months old baby

@itkasp (266)
Australia
July 12, 2007 6:56pm CST
I have 3 months old baby daughter and she does not want to sleep during the day. She is alright at night time. At night she can sleep in 3 hours pattern (she sleeps and wakes every 3 hours for feeding). But during the day, she wakes up every 1 hour, cries, unsettle and sometimes asks for milk. She can't be hungry every hour!! I have tried everything I know to settle her. Do you have the same experience? How do you settle your baby? Please share your tips/ ideas, it drives me crazy.
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@tredale (1313)
• Australia
13 Jul 07
I think if someone had the answer to this question itkasp they would be on mylot, they would be a millionaire. I would love to know is this your first child. The reason I ask is I have four and each one was different. I had one that never slept much day or night, one that had to be woken day and night, one that slept all day and was awake all night and one that still doesnt sleep and shes three. I think enjoy what you have it sounds okay by me as long as shes healthy enjoy it before to long they are teenages and just about out of home.lol goodluck I hope you find a routine.
@itkasp (266)
• Australia
15 Jul 07
Yes she is my first baby. I guess you are right, tredale, may be it is just her character as a baby and as long as she is healthy. Yes, i am enjoying and treasure every moment with her. Thank you..
@bambi_doe (566)
• United States
13 Jul 07
A swing set out on the front porch or outside relaxed my daughter at that age. She may have gas also. My daughter at 3 monthes was getting a little rice mixed into her formula at nap time because she acted like she was starving all the time. Try that and see if it helps. 1 tablespoon of rice cerale to 8 oz of formula, I used powdered formula and gerber rice cereal. Good luck to you and Hugs
@itkasp (266)
• Australia
15 Jul 07
Thank you. Will try the rice cereal, if she is still crankcy.
@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
13 Jul 07
Their was a few times I had this problem with my son and of course it messed up my sleep. I tried to keep my son awake for about as long as I could. I mean I'd give him a warm bath and sing to him and play with him for at least an hour before he did go to sleep. I know babies at 3 months can't really do much sense they are so small but try and give her a bath and see if that helps makes sure she is all burped out so she's not all gassy and feed her right before sleep this should help her sleep better. It is a suggestion I've done it to my son when he was that small and it seemed to work.
@itkasp (266)
• Australia
15 Jul 07
Thank you..
@lpetges (3036)
• United States
13 Jul 07
I remember my last child,, oh was he a cranky baby! he also had his days and nites mixed up. I think we tried everything to get him to sleep during the nites. The doctor also said he had cholic (crabby baby). just relax, and dont tense up, she will feel your tension. Just enjoy her completely, you will never have this time again with her. they grow up so fast! Good Luck, and you will laugh about her being this way someday!!
@itkasp (266)
• Australia
15 Jul 07
Yes, I think you right, need to enjoy this time. Hopefully it will pass soon, though.
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
13 Jul 07
Are you trying to make her sleep ? Or she maybe just dosnt want to sleep, which is a good thing because if she is fine at night then thats great. Maybe she wants to stay up longer now, maybe try to tire her out during the day by taking a walk or something. At 3 months her sleeping pattern will be changing.
@itkasp (266)
• Australia
15 Jul 07
Yes, I try to make her sleep during the day. Because she does not want to sleep and I know she is tired, that's way she is cranky. Thank you.
@maehan (1445)
• United States
13 Jul 07
Is she feeling bloated with air in her tummy. Children within the first year tends to have air in their tummy that make them uncomfortable. And some babies wake up easily if there is noise. For my children when they are babies, we put a bolster that contains with beans over their tummy to make them feel secured. Played some soothing music to calm them down during their sleep. It may help too.
@itkasp (266)
• Australia
15 Jul 07
Thank you, Maehan. Yes, I have put soothing music near her cot.