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Old 09-09-2011, 10:36 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I cant bear to wake my baby- though the thought of having his longest cycle in the day does raise some anxiety about how the pm will go.  He eats great and im not worried about weight gain- just curious about if anyone tries to alter sleep patterns this early on?

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Nope. She gets tired enough to sleep after just an hour or 2 awake so even if she sleeps for 4 hours and wakes up at 9 pm she will be ready to sleep again at 11. And I actually haven't noticed a correlation between sleeping a lot in the daytime and not much at night. It's more like, some 24 hour periods she doesn't want to sleep and other ones she sleeps almost nonstop. I assume this will change though as she gets older.


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Not intentionally, but I keep her around everyone else during the day and they generally don't let her sleep too long! I like to nurse her at least every three hours during the day anyway, makes me feel less anxious at night if she sleeps a long stretch. I find the more she sleeps during the day the better she does at night. If she gets over tired it is harder to get her down in the evenings.


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Nope. He's just out with us all the time, but I also haven't noticed a big correlation - he can sleep all day and night, or not! - so I don't fuss much. It's only if he's very fussy all day that I worry about him being fussy all night.


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Another no. From what I've read, babies are unable to really regulate sleep cycles before about 12 weeks. So sleeping less during the day won't "help" nighttime sleep, it just robs from needed daytime sleep.

I tried like crazy to keep DS up during the day, and I sometimes wonder if that had a negative impact on his sleep habits. With this little girl, I'm just letting the sleeping baby lie!! smile.gif

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another no.  At least not intentionally.  Once he has been sleeping for many hrs like 3-4, i might stop the swing to see if he wakes on his own.  But, I dont wake him on purpose.  not at this stage.


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Another no. From what I've read, babies are unable to really regulate sleep cycles before about 12 weeks. So sleeping less during the day won't "help" nighttime sleep, it just robs from needed daytime sleep.

I tried like crazy to keep DS up during the day, and I sometimes wonder if that had a negative impact on his sleep habits. With this little girl, I'm just letting the sleeping baby lie!! smile.gif


I think i paid way more attention than necessary with DD as well- this time I even lose track of how long he's been asleep/awake- and some ams I dont even really know if Ive slept at all - or what times/how long he was up.  Glad to know im doing the "right" thing, according to all you wise women :)

 

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Nope. I actually haven't noticed a correlation between sleeping a lot in the daytime and not much at night. It's more like, some 24 hour periods she doesn't want to sleep and other ones she sleeps almost nonstop. I assume this will change though as she gets older.


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