Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sleep?


We've been having some issues with Natalie not sleeping at night. She would be fine for a little while then get very uncomfortable and start crying, then spit up. Being a new mom, every noise she makes sends me to her side... and this just wasn't doing me any good. I am definitely not a night person, so staying up until after 3am with a baby who just doesn't like being laid down on her back isn't a good thing. So this afternoon she was fussy again, she had just eaten and I was putting her down, I thought that I would give her some tummy time to help her strengthen her neck. Not 5 minutes after being put on her tummy she fell asleep... and has been for about 3 hours now. I know that it is recommended for newborns to sleep on their backs but if she does better on her tummy that is what I'm going to do.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

FYI stomach sleeping is not recommended because it has been linked to SIDS or sudden infant death syndrome. Have you tried laying her on her side?