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  1. Bryony Peirson says:

    I have 9 week old twins who were born 6 weeks early. When do I need to start implementing a nap and wake routine during the day?

    Thanks!

    • Danielle says:

      Hi Bryony,
      Thank you for using The Baby Sleep Site as a resource! I’m sorry for my delay in answering you, but I wanted to touch base with our sleep consultants first to make sure I was answering you appropriately for your babies 🙂 Generally, we use the adjusted age until about 2 years old, so we would treat your little ones like 3 week-olds for the purposes of your own DIY research. A morning wake up time is a good thing to start sooner than later, and you can build from there! We also encourage you to reach out for individualized help if you feel you need it, since preemies can need a little more support in building good sleep patterns, sometimes. I hope this helps!

  2. Maira says:

    Hi there!This site has been helping me a lot with my little preemie baby, it makes things a lot easier. I have a question about my preemie baby, although I don’t think that in this case it makes any difference that my baby was born earlier. My husband is going to be away from us because of his job (for almost two weeks) and now that the baby has kind of started knowing who it’s parents are, I was thinking about making my husband face calls (I’m not sure it’s called that 🙂 ), so that my baby doesn’t “forget” who its father is. Now, my baby is two months old (after the due date) and I just wanted to know if it would be harmful for it’s eyes to watch my husband through my phone screen. Thank you very much!

    • Danielle says:

      Hi Maira,
      Thanks for using The Baby Sleep Site as a resource – I’m so glad to hear our articles have been able to help you! Unfortunately, we really only focus on baby sleep and are not medical professionals, so we’re not up on the latest research on screens. If you haven’t yet, I’d encourage you to call your pediatrician and ask about any concerns you have regarding screens, since they will know the research! Hope this helps, and good luck!

  3. Shubarna says:

    Hi,I’m from Bangladesh.my baby was born in completing my 7months pregnancy. Now pls tell me his feeding and sleeping time when he is 5 month. I’m humbly request to u is there any problems to his mental and physical development if u say.

    • Janelle Reid says:

      Hi @Shubarna, thanks for writing to us. I am so glad to hear that your baby is thriving after being born 2 months early, I can imagine that must have been alarming and a challenge during those early weeks. I am thinking since you said he was born 2 months early that his adjusted age would be 3 months, so that would likely be the schedule we’d recommend, but as he will eventually catch up you may find things are a little different for your son. Here is a link to view all of our sample schedules, that way you can click through and see the different needs, but I would go based off your child’s due date, not birth date, and start with that schedule (I’m thinking 3 months but here’s the link to all of them): https://www.babysleepsite.com/baby-sleep-feeding-schedules/
      I would also recommend speaking to your child’s doctor as I’m sure they can confirm how much your baby should be eating at this age, and will be able to tell you if he is doing good or needs to eat more. My nephew was 5 weeks premature and my sister had a lot of trouble getting him to gain weight so she had to check in with her son’s doctor a lot for the first few months.
      Additionally, we do offer personalized help if you find you need it! It can be difficult for me to answer your questions exactly without knowing the full picture of everything happening, but that’s what our sleep consultants do and they would love to help you figure out an appropriate schedule (including night time sleep, naps and feeding) for your baby. If you are interested in working with a consultant and getting a plan written for your baby you can read more about the options here: https://www.babysleepsite.com/baby-toddler-sleep-consulting-services/ or feel free to contact us directly at contact@babysleepsite.com and we can help you select a package from there if you need more help! Hang in there!

  4. Alaia says:

    Hi! I’m just curious to know: if a premature baby is born in 36 weeks (8 months), will it sleep like a (not preemie) baby one month after the due date? For example: in one article in this website you can find a simple schedule for one month olds. So this preemie baby is going to sleep like that when it reaches the one month age (after the due date), two months after it was born, right?
    thank you very much!

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says:

      Hi Alaia – Thank you for writing to us! Typically YES, you are correct! We would use your baby’s due date (AKA adjusted age) as a guideline for sleep schedules and such. Every baby is different, especially preemies, so your little one may be able to handle a schedule created for babies that are a little older than him, or may need to use one as reference that is made for a baby who is one month older by birth date.
      I hope that this helps! Thank you again for visiting!

  5. Dannielle Bailey says:

    Hi I’m just wondering my baby is 8 weeks but was born 7 weeks early she sleeps through the night most nights now for about a week she sleeps all the time but is awake for a good couple hours when she is awaek.. sometimes I’ll have to wake her but she general miss a bottle then wake up around die time for next one.. if she is 9 weeks this sat but 7 weeks early what is her age? I’m so confused on how this preemie stuff works as all my others were classes as full term

    • Janelle Reid says:

      Hi @Dannielle Bailey, thank you for writing to us. It sounds like things are going well for your daughter, which I am so glad to hear! My nephew was 5 weeks early so I know (through my sister) how frightening that can be. It is a little tricky, but if she was 7 weeks early, and is starting her 9th week outside the womb this weekend, her “adjusted age” is 2 weeks. So keep in mind her adjusted age with sleep as she likely is still very sleepy and may need to be woken up for feedings. I am sure you are communicating with her doctor and monitoring her weight gain to make sure all is well and they can advise when it’s ok for you to leave her to sleep longer stretches. Hang in there, as I’m sure you are exhausted. Let us know if you need any help or virtual hugs, we are here to help however we can!

  6. Phodiso says:

    My baby boy was born at 36 weeks, he is 4 months old now and goes for more than 5 hours without feeds at night, I always have to wake him up, if I don’t wake him, he doesn’t wake up, should I be worried that he doesn’t feed every 3hrs at night like he used to?

    • Janelle Reid says:

      Hi @Phodiso, thanks for writing to us. I would reach out to your son’s doctor to confirm, but if your son is eating well and is gaining wait properly, it is likely nothing to be concerned about. Since he was premature, I would check with them just to be sure since they know your baby’s full history. Many babies are able to do longer stretches at this age (4 months or 3 months adjusted) so you may have a good sleeper. 🙂 I hope this helps!

  7. Ohnelli says:

    Hey mama’s, my daughter was 6 weeks early, and has been sleeping through the night since 4 months.
    I am a first time mom, and had my daughter sleep trained. At 8 months she was crawling, now at 10 months she loves to stand, can forsee her walking super early and I am so excited! She sleeps 7-7 and has 2 naps a day. She doesn’t have a paci and goes down happy every single night with no bottle. Bottle goes on the counter and she is in her crib till 7am. Teething cuddles I love if I have to wake up, and the best feeling is knowing she is up for a reason and she is easy to get back to bed. So thankful for the choice I made!

    • Neosha says:

      @Ohnelli – Thank you for stopping by our sleepy little village and for your comment! What great news that your little girl is sleeping and growing so well for you! :):) WOW – walking on the horizon at 10 months!? Get ready to put your running shoes on, mama, to chase after your little angel! Thank you again for your comment and please keep reading!

    • Bee Stoker says:

      I’m just curious did sleep train her yourself re naps?

      My little boy is 12 weeks (7 weeks) early. His just started sleeping through the night he goes 6-6pm but his sleep alot in the day too. His awake about 2 hrs a day sometimes more. How can you put them on their tummy if their never awake. But I want his naps to be structured when he does start waking up more.

  8. Sleep mat says:

    I have been lookig for a blog like this one for about 2 weeks now. It’s about time I found on. I now have it bookmarked. I’ll be back soon!

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