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  1. Brianna says:

    I feel completed defeated by my two month old’s sleep. He usually sleeps anywhere from 1-2.5 hours every night. Sometimes he’ll sleep 3 and I’ll get so excited but then I realize I’m still very dissatisfied with the way he sleeps. I have close friends and family who have a girl either a couple weeks older than him or a few days younger than him who BOTH sleep 8-10 hours every night. I feel so left out. I’ve tried everything but he just constantly wants to wake up to be fed. I try feeding him more but he won’t take any more. So it’s an endless cycle of feeding for 5 minutes and sleeping for an hour. It’s really hard & I just want to scream. I hate that this is my life now

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says:

      Hi @Brianna,
      Thank you for writing to us! I’m sorry to hear you’re having trouble with your baby’s sleep, but you’re definitely not alone! Try not to compare your baby to others that may be sleeping in longer stretches! We totally get it, but just know that sleeping in such long stretches at such a young age is not the norm and again, you’re not alone!!! Waking every 1-2 hours is a lot, and oh so hard on you! 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” for some more helpful information about your 2 month old’s sleep. Here is the link, and we hope it is very helpful!:
      https://www.babysleepsite.com/15-free-baby-sleep-facts-new-parents-must-know
      You may also want to take a look at this article, 7 Gentle, Natural Ways To Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Better:
      https://www.babysleepsite.com/newborns/better-newborn-sleep-7-tips
      We do offer a few more in-depth solutions for parents who need more help with their young infant’s sleep. Our e-book, Essential Keys to Your Newborn’s Sleep, may be a good option for you. In it, we give you a complete toolkit to help your baby establish healthy sleep habits today and throughout the first year. In addition, our highly trained sleep consultants can help families of newborns manage soothing issues, crying, schedules, sleep associations, and coordinating sleep and feeding times. Our sleep consultation packages are perfect for helping you feel confident in your newborn’s sleep, and we’ll work with you to provide a path forward for understanding when to switch from managing sleep to more formal sleep coaching too.
      You can read more about our wonderful newborn options here:
      https://www.babysleepsite.com/essential-keys-to-your-newborns-sleep
      I hope this information helps, and hang in there Brianna!

  2. Dina says:

    This is exactly what I needed to read!!!! Especially number 3. I often hear friends talk about their perfect babies who sleep so well and I feel like such a failure.

    Yes my baby wakes up at night but she gets more than enough sleep and we are happy with our situation.

    Reading the words “you’re a winner” was exactly what I needed to hear as I daily feel like I’m losing an imaginary competition.

    Thank you!!!!

    • Janelle Reid says:

      @Dina, we are so glad this was encouraging for you! You are a winner, hang in there through the hard times are we are here to help if you ever need. 🙂

  3. Emily DeJeu says:

    @ Brandy L-J: you’re definitely not alone! Glad to hear you’re taking small steps and making some progress. You can do it!! 🙂

  4. Brandy L-J says:

    If my little girl could become a marathon sleep for at least four-five hours in her crib that would be HEAVEN…i am expecting number 2 in Oct and i am trying to work with her small steps at a time getting her in her crib for the night. But glad to see some light shed on some families with getting there babies to sleep.

  5. sssekitto says:

    Hi, Liv, am so amazed to here that there is such marathon child who sleeps like that ,have ever ealised that some babies do prefer to have some soft drink at night which I have so far experienced , otherwise thanks to BABY SLEEP HELP.

  6. Emily DeJeu says:

    @ Liv — Your comment made me smile 🙂 Good insight on #2; babies are sooooo different (even babies that are born to the same parents!)

    Glad to know your son is sleeping now, and that the “fog” has lifted! That’s a nice feeling.

    Thanks for commenting, Liv!

  7. Liv says:

    Hell yeah I felt that pressure!
    My friend’s daughter was a marathon sleeper. They would actually have to wake her at 9.30am from about 9 weeks of age. When looking for breastfeeding tips she told me about feeding her daughter “IF she woke at night”…..
    Meanwhile my son was waking every 90 minutes or so, feeding for 45 minutes and taking 20 minutes to settle back to sleep. For months.

    I felt like a total failure.
    Thankfully my son got better at the sleep thing and now I’m out of that fog I can understand that babies are all different.

    However the same friend is expecting No2 in a couple of months and I can’t help but wonder if she’ll get another amazingly good sleeper, or if she’ll get a taste of sleep deprivation!

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