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. Hafsa says

    My baby girl is 11 weeks old now. She sleeps adequately during the day and has naps in which shes in deep sleep. However at night she takes ages to fall asleep. Shes drowsy but she wakes up even at the slightest sound. Initially i thought it was because she was hungry but even when shes full she would still take time to sleep. I dont know what the reason could be. Plus she sleeps properly really late at night like at around 2am or a little after.

    Looking for some help before i actually lose it 🙁

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi @Hafsa,
      Thank you for writing to us! I’m sorry to hear you’re having trouble with your baby’s sleep, but you are certainly not alone! Some babies are very light sleepers, and this can make it tough for parents! For some really helpful and age appropriate tips, if you haven’t yet, you can sign up to receive our free guide written just for families with young babies, “15 Baby Sleep Facts New Parents Need to Know” here:
      We do offer a few more in-depth solutions for parents who need more help. Our e-book, Essential Keys to Your Newborn’s Sleep, may be a good option. In it, we give you a complete tool kit to help your baby establish healthy sleep habits today and throughout the first year.
      In addition, our highly trained sleep consultants can help! Our sleep consultation packages are perfect for helping you feel confident in your daughter’s sleep, and we’ll work with you to provide a path forward too.
      You can read more about our wonderful newborn options here:
      Hang in there Hafsa!

  2. Stephanie says

    Hi! My son is 8 weeks old with fairly irregular sleep patterns. He’s nursing, so we’ve been trying to let him lead us in terms of his eat, play, sleep pattern. Over the past week he’s been sleeping for a longer stretch at night, 11pm – 3am. Once he wakes to nurse at 3am it’s tough to get him to settle back down to sleep quickly. Usually take almost 1.5 hours. :/ I keep the lights low, limit interaction, etc. Once he does fall back to sleep he doesn’t like to be put down. Any suggestions?

    • Neosha says

      @Stephanie – Thank you for stopping by our sleepy little village and for sharing with us. We so feel your pain!! But hooray on the nice long stretch your little guy is giving you – that’s definitely something to cheer about! 🙂 It’s like now that your little guy is more alert and aware of what’s going on, he can’t enough of it – but 3am is not the best time for the wide awake alertness for sure. Be assured – this is very common! Check out this article on getting your 8 week old to sleep better for more tips: I hope it helps, Stephanie – hang in there and please keep reading!

  3. Allison says

    Hi, my son will be 6 weeks in two days. The past couple nights he has been wide awake and fussy most of the night and not sleeping until after 7am or falling asleep on our stomachs. He is a bit colicky too. I think he’s not sleeping b/c he needs to poop and it hasn’t happened yet. Any tips/tricks? Is he going through a regression or growth spurt? Thanks for the help!

    • Janelle Reid says

      Hi @Allison – congratulations on your new baby boy! I am sorry he has been struggling the past couple of nights. It is quite a transition for them and in these early months so much is changing all the time there could be a lot of factors. I will provide you with several links that will hopefully help give you more info on where to go next, and if you have more questions after reading these other articles, please let us know! We are here to help.
      As you can see in the first article, there is a growth spurt that is going on at this time, so it can certainly be the cause for what is going on. The other thing to pay attention to is his wake times during the day. Try to keep the time spent awake short- you may feel like you never get to see your baby’s eyeballs for the first few weeks/months because they are sleeping so much. This is to help prevent him from getting overtired (which oddly enough, will result in him fighting sleep longer and harder which we obviously don’t want).
      There is quite a bit of information in the linked articles as well as links to other articles and resources within those. Let us know if you have more questions! Thank you for using the Baby Sleep Site as a resource for sleep! I hope you get some rest soon — hang in there!

  4. Sam says

    Baby should only be awake 45-60 minutes…my son has spurts of staying awake 2-4 hours! This has been since we brought him home and he’s 5 weeks now. We try everything to get him to nap but he’s getting an average of 14 hours every day. Not sure what else to do

    • Janelle Reid says

      @Sam, Hi and thank you for commenting! I am sorry to hear you are struggling with your son’s sleep. At the age of 5 weeks the average baby needs between 14-16 hours so he is right within that range, but it sounds like he’s got some stretches where he’s likely getting a bit overtired and starts fighting you on sleep.
      Without a picture of the full schedule, it can be difficult to try to help with what’s really going on, so here is an article about newborn sleep that may help give more info:
      If you’d like to share more information on when/how he’s getting those 14 hours in a 24 hour period for more resources, I’ll be happy to help! Thank you for stopping by the Baby Sleep Site. 🙂

  5. Caroline says

    It is hard to be a mother specially when you are a first time mother, thanks for sharing this.
    I hope this will help me when it comes to my baby’s sleep.

    • Danielle says

      Hi Caroline,
      Thank you for commenting, and for checking out The Baby Sleep Site! It is hard to parent, that’s for sure, and sleep deprivation can harm new families so much. We do hope the article helps you, and please let us know if we can ever be of further help. Good luck!