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IM SO TIRED HELP PLEASE
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IM SO TIRED HELP PLEASE

HELP! My baby is 3 months old im almost 40 years fo age.... Grandmom wants to take her 1 day a week (one night actually) so I can get some rest....Thats great and all, but when she comes back from grandmas she sleeps all day and goes to bed at 10 pm and wakes up at 2 am and then goes back down at 5 am till noon... I cant get anyything don e when shes awake so I stay up from 5 till noon... go to sleep around 11 am and get back up at 200 am with her.. Now shes stuck in this sleep cycle I keep giving her back to grandmom because I get one night of good sleep and I want to stop this whole regimen till shes older with grandmeom so it doesnt screw her up sleep wise anymore.. Please help what do I do to get her sleeping through the night again? Thank you so much.....Sandy
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You need to speak with Grandmom, if she can't or isnt' willing to keep her on the schedule YOU set then she needs to stop going there.  Unfortunately as parents we have to sacrifice for our children and one of those sacrifices is sometimes sleep in order to keep our babies on a good sleep schedule. NOW is when she is forming her sleep habits that will affect her the rest of her life and she needs consistancy in order to develop healthy sleep habits/routines.  This may mean that you have to rearrange YOUR schedule some more, get a little less sleep for now and forgo some of the household chores that aren't necessities.  Sleep when she sleeps, put off dusting, etc for a few weeks, the dust isn't going anywhere.  Sleep deprivation really stinks but it won't last forever.  Believe me I know, I got so little sleep after my middle daughter was born that i was literally physically ill most days.  But it gets better.  I now have 5 kids and I know all too well how precious a good nights sleep is, even though I have't had one in quite some time.
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thank you, but I still dont understand, she sleeps all day , so are you telling me to sleep all day and then be up at 2 am. Thats not a healthy sleep schedule , so what do I do to change that. She sleeps from 10pm till 2 am then we wake up , feed, then she goes back down about 4 and she sleeps till 7 wakes up then feeds, goes back down about 1030, 11am then sleeps till 3pm them wakes up , plays , feeds goes back to bed at 10 pm  till 2 am.... This is just so not good! I dont know what to do when she is sleeping, I dont want to wake her and force her to play, plus when shes down I actually get a little rest, I guess in a nutshell, I got to figure out to have her sleep solid for 7 hours instead of these small increments, its like every 3 hours she sleeps for 2 to 3 hours like when she was first born. I feel guilty that shes not getting enough learning time and excercise. But the doctors told me never to wake an infant she was 3 weeks premature, so shes really 2 and half months so do you think it will change with time? Thank you so much for your time!!!! Good user name by the way LOL!
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My girl goes down at 1030 and gets up at 9. I have to feed her once during that time still. I feed her in her room in the dark and don't change her, and don't really even talk. When I burp her she's pretty much back to sleep already.

She sleeps in her room at night, and in the livingroom during the day. It sounds like ur baby is taking several long naps thru the day rather than a longer stretch at night. Maybe if u work on night vs day sleeping that will help. Good luck
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Not all babies have a full solid sleep. Some go months before they sleep all through the night, and I don't think there's anything you can do to force them to. Like jschoch said maybe you could work on getting her to sleep less during the day but keeping her awake, but it's hard to say how it will work. I don't think Losing is saying for you to sleep all day, but to take small rests. She is still young and I know when my baby was that age was up till 5am every morning. It's exhausting, but part of parenthood. They still don't have a good concept of day and night and will learn it as they grow. Personally to me her sleep schedule sounds just fine.
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Like Clysta said, take naps during the day.  Wake her up from her later naps so she'll be tired sooner at night and go to sleep sooner.  Just keep waking her up a little earlier in the afternoon, then put her to bed a little earlier each night.  
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thank you hun! youve, been awsome with your advice,, please tell me, I just looked at your profile how they hey do you fing time to give soo much advice when you have six children and Im sooo sorry for you losses! Sandy
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Fortunately most of them entertain themselves.  I also have 3 that are in school as well.  
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