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#1 Lorem ipsum

Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:25 PM

Hi

Apologies if this is a little insensitive to those struggling with sleep issues, but I would appreciate some opinions.

DS is 8 weeks old.  He is a really good sleeper during the night. and very easy to settle when he goes down at night. He doesn't sleep much during the day and will usually only fall asleep in the ergo. He would probably get about 2-3 hours sleep during the day (not in one block though)with no real pattern. He gets about 9-10 hours overnight in 2-3 good blocks.

Now I am happy with that, but the MCHN today said he needs more sleep, and needs to sleep in his cot during the day. I currently don't wrap during the day, so he can distinguish between night and day more, but MCHN said I should wrap during the day too. I was also thinking it is better if he has his day sleep in the pram or ergo, so I can go out as well.

He is also generally happy and not grizzly during the day.

I am willing to try her advice, but I am worried that it might muck up his night time sleeping. So just wondering if others had experienced this

Thanks,
Lorem

#2 Jenflea

Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:21 PM

If it works for you and he's happy and bright and alert then I'd go with it. The health nurse isn't in your house every day so what she says might not suit you.
My baby was similar, and to be honest, i gave up trying to get her to sleep more,. It was making me SO stressed and anxious because she was 'supposed' to sleep more, but I've never learnt how to make them sleep if they don't want to!
You might find he gets into his own routine soon anyway, mine did. He may well end up sleeping better during the day, in decent blocks, or he may well be a catnapper like so many seem to be.
I really wouldn't worry for now, maybe in a month or 2 after the 3 month mark, but really, go with the flow seems to be best.

#3 Wacky Wobbler

Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:25 AM

DS is exactly the same. He sleeps well overnight but not much during the day. I will sometimes wrap him during the day but haven't lately due to the heat. I let him sleep wherever he falls asleep during the day and I don't put him in his bassinette. He usually sleeps in his rocker, pram or on me.

I find that during the day he is better out with us where it is somewhat noisy and I can get him to sleep for maybe 2 to 4 hours all up. At night we wrap him and he only sleeps in his bassinette.

My MCHN said to do whatever works for us. I gave up trying to set him up in the routine I wanted and let him set his own.

#4 Jess1308

Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:37 AM

Do what works for you and your baby. Your baby is till finding his sleep mojo, things usually shift (in my experience) at the 12 week point. So you may find he is happy to nap in his cot as he gets older. Both my kids didn't like being wrapped after about 6 weeks old, all kid are different. original.gif

#5 mandala

Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:27 AM

Going against the trend here, 12-14 hours sounds like not enough sleep for a baby that age. I had a DS who didn't sleep much during the day and seemed 'alright' with it. He wouldn't sleep in the pram, in the car or in a carrier, so he would go easily 8 hours at a time without a sleep. He also stopped feeding to sleep! He got into a cycle of overtiredness, and started affecting his sleeping at night.

When we finally got the sleeping sorted, it turned out that rather than needing less sleep than usual, he needed more! He was a different baby with more sleep, and he started sleeping through (for only two weeks, but still!). He was 12 weeks then. It honestly changed our lives.

I would definitely wrap during the day. It sounds like your DS has figured out day from night. I would also try to maximise the sleep he does get for a few days, to see if she starts to sleep more once he's not so overtired.

And if it doesn't work, well, nothing's lost. You seem pretty happy with how things are going. Good luck original.gif

Edit: DS for DD - whoops!

Edited by KRT, 01 December 2012 - 09:28 AM.


#6 Alina0210

Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:37 AM

WOW that sounds brilliant... if its working for you then do it...



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