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Old 12-13-2011, 11:20 AM - Thread Starter
 
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We moved from San Diego, CA to Germany and my 3 1/2 months old has trouble sleeping at normal times. He will basically fall asleep in the afternoon and then be awake the whole night. We are the most tired parents in the history of parenting atm and our baby does not seem rested or happy either. He barely even does his baby talk anymore and is always just sleepy and fussy (jet lag?).

What can we do? All articles on the web say to keep the baby awake but when he is really tired it is not a good solution, he will just feel awful until he passes out from exhaustion.


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Old 12-13-2011, 11:51 PM
 
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I live in Hawaii and when my DD was 5 months old we traveled to Florida. It was a 6 hour time difference. The first few days were horrible. She was going to sleep in at 4 am and waking up at noon. Five days later she was fully adjusted to the time change. I exposed her to natural light as often as possible. Slept with no curtains so she could notice the light and dark differences. This may be harder for you to do because it is winter now and the days are shorter for you. How long has it been since you arrived? It may take him a while for him to adjust. Hope things improve for you soon. 

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