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Re: Newborn switch day and night?

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Posted by Shana on September 13, 2003 at 14:00:34:

In Reply to: Newborn switch day and night? posted by Sally 2 on September 13, 2003 at 13:52:15:

: My little girl is a week and 4 days old and she sleeps all day long, I mean to the point where I have to wake her up for feedings and my Dh nicknamed her "letargic baby". The problem is, she is awake at night instead and no matter how hard we try to put her to sleep, it doesn't work! She has her eyes wide open and seem to want to play. Has anyone had the same problem with their baby and how did you fix it? Thanks, Sally 2

The only suggestions I really have is to keep the rooms bright and sunny during the day! And dark in the evenings as well as napping. Begin a bedtime routine now as well. Bathing, story, etc. Provide lots of stimulation during the day for her... also I heard keeping them undressed helps them stay awake. Good luck, I know it can be hard. I didn't have this problem with ds, but the little girl I babysit goes through this.

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