Avatar

Please consider registering
Guest

Register Lost password?
Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Purple-Mug-_new_50x50
The Baby Clinic
Expert advice on your baby's first year: Sleep issues, Crying, Teething, Injections and Development
Avatar
Anonymous
Guest
Guests
Any tips on teaching 7 week old difference between day and night
Anonymous 6686
4th Jun '18 - 17.47
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost sp_EditPost sp_ReportPost

Hi everyone

Would anyone kindly have any ideas on how to teach my week old baby difference in day and night as she sleeps all day and not at night?

 

Thank you

Like this post
Avatar
Rhian

Channel Mum Team
Guests

Members

Moderators
Forum Posts: 1894
Member Since:
August 29, 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
Rhian
5th Jun '18 - 9.35
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost sp_EditPost sp_ReportPost

7 weeks is still really young, the only thing I can recommend is that you keep all lights low/off at night, even when she wakes at night, keep the lighting as low as possible. Calm and quiet is the way to go. 

Does she have a bath in the evening at all? We  used to bath our daughter at 5pm to signal the start of wind down time and getting ready for bed. 

You can also do some baby massage, that’s a great way to relax your baby. Channel Mum recently did a video on Baby massage that you might enjoy. 

https://www.channelmum.com/video/baby-massage-for-colic-constipation-baby-massage-course-part-two/

Have you tried white noise? That may help her settle at night? 

Make sure at bedtime she is in a quiet environment, no tv or phones as that blue light they emit will stop any production of the sleep hormone. 

Babies dont actually produce melatonin until 4 months, which is why newborns sleeping patterns are all over the place, but it’s good to get started with some helpful behaviours that create a loose routine now. 

In the daytime, make sure she naps in a light room, go about your usual activities, don’t try to be quiet for the baby. 

She will soon learn the difference, it just takes time. Sounds like you’re doing a fab job though xx

Like this post
Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 363

Currently Online: Lisa, EmArds, Maggie Fisher, Janice R, McMama, IndiaH
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Janice R: 789

JillY: 578

EmArds: 511

Rowena: 378

AliceDavey: 322

Hugsandkisses: 254

Julie001: 210

cheryl stephenson grech: 195

Emerald: 169

Archiebear: 146

Newest Members:

Rubberpvk

Wirelessbzg

orestesaleman921981

g646343701971

nstrazhnikov2001

Sharon Walker

vikram.hardatt1964

olyasharij2003

Flashpaqwdm

mumsiepumsie

Forum Stats:

Groups: 2

Forums: 15

Topics: 9828

Posts: 40438

 

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 2

Members: 13978

Moderators: 22

Admins: 7

Administrators: Cathy R, Emma Maxwell, Nikki Leste, Channel Mum Team, C K, Tony May, Donna

Moderators: Claire Winkworth, Jodie Wollfson, Sam, Channel Mum, Siobhan, Amber, Lisa, Rhian, Jen, Becca Day, Lorraine, EmmaKenny, Maggie Fisher, Helen Neale, Emma M, Warren Distributed, Karen Archer, Jane, Rosie Shelley, E Max, Mark Holt, IndiaH