How can i get my baby to sleep at night instead of during the day?
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Pediatrics 34 years experience
Set the tone: Babies often 'have their days and nights mixed up." remember: make them adjust to your schedule, don't adjust to theirs. Help your baby adjust to a regular day/night rhythm by keeping days bright, noisy, and active and keeping nights dark and quiet. If you're up at night, don't turn on the lights and tv.
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Pediatrics 36 years experience
Keep her up...: ...As much as possible during the day. She'll have to make up the deficit during the night.
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Pediatrics 47 years experience
Limit length of naps: Your baby has one period of deep restorative sleep per day & you can push it into the night if you avoid long day naps. Waking baby during the day to feed after a 2 hr nap, and keeping it up for at least 5 min if unintrested will teach babies internal clock to get its best sleep at night. Even if up a lot the night before, don't allow > 3 hr naps.
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La Grange, TX
A 27-year-old female asked:
My 6wk baby is very clingy. During the day I use a sling but at night i want to sleep. Suggestion?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Tummy time needed: Take him out of the sling and give him more tummy time.
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 34-year-old male asked:
How can I sleep at night, instead of during the day?
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Family Medicine 17 years experience
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