Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How
Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How

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  1. Jane says

    This is so interesting as my baby has slept through the night from the start. Most nights for 5 then 4 hour stretches for the first week, then 7-8 hours and by 4 weeks she was sleeping 10-11 hours straight near enough every night (9.30pm- 8am ish). We couldn’t believe it, none of my other 3 children slept like that as a newborn. She would also nap in the day with one good long sleep around midday/early afternoon. We thought we had it cracked. Two days shy of the 6 week mark and all change! For the last 3 days/nights she has been waking up at 5am and struggling to settle again. She is not sleeping in the day for longer then 10-15 minutes at a time either. This is from morning til her last bottle around 9pm. She has been mix fed from the second week as breast milk didn’t seem to be filling her up. It started with a top up bottle at night gradually increasing to 3-4 top up bottles a day by week 5. She’s constantly hungry. She’ll feed for up to an an hour on the breast and drink 3-4 ounces of formula straight after. She’s now feeding all the time and drinking 5oz of formula afterwards. I assumed I just can’t fill her up because she’s getting bigger and was even contemplating early weaning, but now I’ve read this article I’m hoping it will pass. Thank you for this, it’s very reassuring as I was wondering what happened to my content baby!

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi @Jane – Thanks for writing to us! We are so glad that the article was helpful! Hang in there and we hope that things improve soon too!

  2. Megan says

    This explains everything we are going through!!!! She turned six weeks on Sunday and that’s when it all started. I could not get her down for naps. I resorted to the carrier which got her about 30 minutes. Then she cried non stop for 4 hours. No consoling was working. She reluctantly slept all night (I know they say that doesn’t correlate to her not sleeping all day but it has to!!) the next few days were just as awful, getting about 1-2 hours total nap time. I tried all the tricks. She gives me all the sleep cues but just won’t go down. Luckily her night time sleep has been okay. Normally she wakes 1-2 times a night on the regular. I want my napping baby back! It breaks my heart that she cries and there is nothing i can do! I just have to keep telling myself it’s over soon!

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi @Megan – Thanks for writing and for sharing your struggles with us! Hang in there, do what you can to get her to nap however you can, and try and sneak in a little rest yourself, and do know that this will soon pass! Hope things smooth out quickly!

  3. Sara says

    Yes this is exactly what we are experiencing. We are 6 and a half weeks with my little one. This week has been something else, light sleeping, short naps, loud fussiness and waking up much more often in the night is unlike him. Good to hear we aren’t the only ones going through it and can expect it to be over soon.

    • Neosha says

      @Sara – Hang in there!

  4. Christina says

    Yes I have definitely been experiencing this today. I was so pleased at how well he was napping and sleeping yesterday and today literally one 1 hour nap and up the rest of the day with 5 to 10 min cat naps. Thanks a lot for this info. It’s great to know what’s going on.

    • Janelle Reid says

      @Christina, we are glad we could help you navigate through the phase your little one is in! Congrats on your new baby!

      • Rachel Iaulualo says

        Yess my baby is 6 weeks old and no sleeping really during the day and late bedtime he up finally sleeping after many attempts was glad to stumble on this article because it all makes sense now!! Thank u so much!!

      • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

        Hi @Rachel – We’re SO happy to hear that this article has been helpful! Thanks for taking the time to write, and keep reading!! : )

  5. Dev G says

    45 days old,sleeping from 10 pm to 5 am with a single or double time feed. Day time sleep reduced and crying