I need to know how often and when an infant should sleep. I am not interested in forcing a schedule, just wondering when would be good times to encourage napping during the day to promote sleep at night.
I don't care if she sleeps through the night, but I would like her to sleep at night some! Ruby is 5 weeks old.
Yesterday she wanted to sleep from 3pm to 7pm, and then was up all night long! She got about one hour sleep around 3 am. Other than that she might have dozed for 20 min or so here and there.
It is noon now, and she is falling asleep. I feel like she should have a nap now, but I also wonder if these midday naps are keeping her up at night and maybe I should pick her up? But don't infants need to sleep? Everyone told me babies sleep a lot, but this one doesn't. So now I wonder if I should be waking her up when she naps so she will be tired at night? The lack of sleep is really pushing me over the edge. I know there are books about encouraging sleep but I just cannot envision when I would be able to get to the library and I need help. I try to sleep during the day if she takes a nap but I cannot fall asleep, it's like I am so tired I cannot settle my brain anymore.
I do keep the house bright in the day and walk around with her to try and get her on a day night schedule naturally, but it isn't working.