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  1. Marta says:

    I feel exhausted. I had such a good baby up until he turned 8 weeks old. He used to sleep for 6 hrs straight at night than waking every 3 hrs, now he wakes up every 2 to 3hrs. I put him to sleep between 7-8 pm and he wakes up sometimes 4-5 times per night. It’s exhausting and also frustrating. During the day he only naps for 30 minutes and after 1 hour I have to put him to sleep because he is tired. He naps longer only if I put him in the car seat. I forgot to mention he is now 3.5 months old and also at night he has no trouble falling asleep on his own. I really don’t know what to do anymore, I feel like I barely have time to care for my other 5 year old.

    • Katherine Benskey says:

      @Marta I am so sorry to hear you are exhausted!! 🙁 Unfortunately, this can be common as your little one is becoming more alert! There are some things you can do that can improve his sleep. First, make sure you have a consistent nap and bedtime routine. This helps “cue” your son that it is time to sleep. The nap routine can be shorter than bedtime, you just want to make sure you do the same things in the same order every time. Second, keep an eye on his schedule, as you have been doing. It is very common for babies this age to have short naps (30-45 minutes). You want to make sure he is not staying up too long between naps and becoming overtired, as this can make it more difficult for him to fall asleep. If he is having a tough time falling to sleep for naps, you may want to consider some gentle sleep coaching. This can help him learn how to fall asleep and back to sleep on his own, which can improve his sleep. Naps and nighttime sleep are actually controlled by two different parts of the brain, so it is not uncommon to have one going well (such as nighttime) and have trouble with the other.

      If you would like to read more tips, you may want to check out this article: https://www.babysleepsite.com/how-to-get-my-baby-to-sleep/how-to-get-my-11-12-or-13-week-old-to-sleep/

      And if any of these issues persist, or you find you would like personalized support, we can definitely help! We have Personalized Sleep Consultation packages, where one of our trained sleep consultants will craft a highly customized plan for you and your child, based on both your unique family history and on our own experience working with thousands of parents from around the world. Then, your consultant will help you implement the plan at home, and will answer any follow-up questions you may have. The consultant will also make changes to the plan as necessary. You can read about all of our sleep consultation packages and purchase directly online here: https://www.babysleepsite.com/baby-toddler-sleep-consulting-services

      I hope this helps and hang in there!

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