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My baby has nights and days mixed up, how do I get his sleeping cycle back on track?

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Dr. David Reddell
Pediatrics

In brief: Sleep patterns vary

Many babies have trouble sleeping all night if they are rocked to sleep.
Try letting the baby fall asleep in his own bed. If he cries, wait a bit. Wait at least 5 minutes to see if he will quiet himself before going in to resettle him. Long stretches of sleep in the daytime could be a problem. Try waking him every 30 minutes. That may disrupt sleep patterns, so he may sleep better at night.

In brief: Sleep patterns vary

Many babies have trouble sleeping all night if they are rocked to sleep.
Try letting the baby fall asleep in his own bed. If he cries, wait a bit. Wait at least 5 minutes to see if he will quiet himself before going in to resettle him. Long stretches of sleep in the daytime could be a problem. Try waking him every 30 minutes. That may disrupt sleep patterns, so he may sleep better at night.
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