May 2013 Moms

6 week sleep schedule? 6 week feeding schedule?

Hello.

My DD is almost 6 weeks old. Her nighttime sleep is completely inconsistent. Sometimes she sleeps only 3 hours and sometimes she sleeps 5 - just depends on the night. Unfortunately, she is often up for the day at 5am. From what I have read, 6 weeks old is some magical age when babies should start sleeping longer. 

Has anyone tried implementing a sleep schedule at 5-6 weeks? What time do you put your LO down for bed?  

Also - DD eats roughly 3.5oz of BM or formula every 3 hours. Just wondering what all of the other babies are doing. 

Lastly - side note - DD still hasn't socially smiled - is that "normal?" 

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Re: 6 week sleep schedule? 6 week feeding schedule?

  • We have a three hour routine during the day for our four week old and cross our fingers for longer stretches at night (hasn't happened yet) but used the Baby Whisperer EASY routine with our first and it was wonderful. she started sleeping eight hour stretches at six weeks and went down for bedtime easily and I believe the routine played a huge role.
  • Babies generally start to smile at 6 weeks so I wouldn't worry about it yet.

    Brynn isn't on a schedule but generally she eats every 3 hrs with ine 5-7 hr stretch at night. We try to make her go 3 hrs between feeds because of weight issues and she was a snicker. Her doctor recommended this. 

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  • On the social smiling, mine hasn't really given a big smile. It's perfectly normal. My DD did the same thing.
  • Rachel is also eating about 3.5 oz every three hours.  She will sometimes give us a longer stretch of sleep at night but it's not consistent at all.
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  • My pedi said you cannot expect to have a schedule til about 3 mo.
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  • My son is 6 weeks and in somewhat if a schedule. Bed at 9 wakes up between 11:30 12:30 , 2:30 3 then 5 6:30. Eats 4 oz about 2 3 hours.
    We haven't gotten the social
    Smile yet either. It's usually when he first wakes up in the morning. If we're lucky it's he'll do it later in the day.
  • DS is 6 weeks 2 days. LO try to get him down by 9 pm. He awakes anywhere between 11:30 and 2 an, then again between 3 and 4 to eat. He then wakes up aroun 5:30 and we snuggle and nap until 6:30 ish.

    DS is beginning to smle socially.

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    DD will be 6 weeks tomorrow. She goes to bed around 7 or 8, typically 8ish. We do a warm bath then swaddle either fully or undone depending on her mood. Then it's bottle while rocking and I sing 'hush little baby' while I burp and then rock her to sleep or at least drowsy. Then put her into her crib and finish her swaddle if necessary. She's been sttn until 5am for almost a week now. She eats about 3oz in a sitting. Sometimes she wants more and sometimes she doesn't finish that.

    ETA...we get a smile or two out of her just about every day.
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  • Lurking here but my LO is 6 weeks 2 days and she is not a schedule. She feeds around 6pm and then again 9pm ,12:30, 4:30. She takes 4oz at each feeding. In the daytime she eats every 2.5 to 3 hours. She has not socially smiled yet either. I do plan to start a schedule soon tho. Good luck.
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    DD will be 6 weeks tomorrow. She goes to bed around 7 or 8, typically 8ish. We do a warm bath then swaddle either fully or undone depending on her mood. Then it's bottle while rocking and I sing 'hush little baby' while I burp and then rock her to sleep or at least drowsy. Then put her into her crib and finish her swaddle if necessary. She's been sttn until 5am for almost a week now. She eats about 3oz in a sitting. Sometimes she wants more and sometimes she doesn't finish that. ETA...we get a smile or two out of her just about every day.

    This is similar to what we've been doing since a little before 6 weeks.  His sleep is still VERY inconsistent.  We put him down a little before 9:00 and he sometimes wakes at midnight but mostly goes all the way until 5-6.  He will usually go back to sleep until 8-9.  I think the little nighttime routine is what makes the difference.  As far as feeding schedule, I still feed him on demand but he's slowly making his own little "schedule" where he eats more frequently in the evening before going to bed.  I am not going to withhold food from him just for the sake of feeding every X amount of hours and to hear him scream when he's hungry.  Going in, I thought I'd be more strict a la Babywise, but the entire purpose of BW is to get those long stretches of sleep, which he's doing on his own.   

    For smiles, it was around 6 weeks that he started smiling with more ease.  Before that it was one here and there and by now, 8+ weeks, we can usually get some big ones in the morning.  It's been in the last couple of weeks and with a lot of interaction where we get pretty close to his little face.   

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  • During the day we have a 3-4 hour feeding schedule, It all depends on if and when we falls asleep. At night We have been feeding him between 8-10 depending on how the day feedings have spaced out and then we put him to bed, usually he wakes 4-5 hours during the night for feedings, however the last 2 days he has slept longer stretch like 7 hours before waking to feed.

    I BF, and supplement. When I make him formula I usually make him 3 oz, sometimes 2 if it is after a feeding or it has not been that long since his last feeding.

     

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