From: Sue on
You're probaby confused because your baby has not read any books. Trust your
instincts and forget the books because your baby knows what it needs. Let
her sleep when she wants and eat when she wants. Soon, she will be forming
her own routine and you can then teak it to fit the needs of the family.
However, for now as a newborn, she needs to eat and sleep so she will grow.
--
Sue

"don_tspamme" <don_tspamme(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1181536532.231238.99970(a)r19g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
> Hi, I read the babywise book but I'm not completely sure about the nap
> schedule thing... I think I read that the baby needs 3 naps during the
> day, each 1 1/2 hours long, and to be fed every 3 hours, but I'm not
> sure how it works in the afternoon... my DD wakes at 7am and goes to
> bed at 7pm... so can anyone give me an idea of what her schedule would
> look like? I'm a little confused...TIA
>


From: missjessiee on
On Jun 10, 9:35 pm, don_tspamme <don_tspa...(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi, I read the babywise book but I'm not completely sure about the nap
> schedule thing... I think I read that the baby needs 3 naps during the
> day, each 1 1/2 hours long, and to be fed every 3 hours, but I'm not
> sure how it works in the afternoon... my DD wakes at 7am and goes to
> bed at 7pm... so can anyone give me an idea of what her schedule would
> look like? I'm a little confused...TIA

Im currently TRYING to read the book and have a 3 month old. I cant
seem to understand fully what to even do. My son wakes up after only 4
hours of sleep and then again 3 hours after that, then every hour!!!
He goes to bed easily at 8pm then the fun begins. Im soo exhausted has
well as my husband who takes over at 3am because thats when i leave
for work. I think he needs longer naps. He doesnt do too well with
those, and the overstimulation!? Im clueless and cant figure out a
schedule for him!! The darn book doesnt say what to do if youre
starting at 3 months, just what to do at newborn!!

From: Ericka Kammerer on
missjessiee(a)yahoo.com wrote:

> Im currently TRYING to read the book and have a 3 month old. I cant
> seem to understand fully what to even do. My son wakes up after only 4
> hours of sleep and then again 3 hours after that, then every hour!!!
> He goes to bed easily at 8pm then the fun begins. Im soo exhausted has
> well as my husband who takes over at 3am because thats when i leave
> for work. I think he needs longer naps. He doesnt do too well with
> those, and the overstimulation!? Im clueless and cant figure out a
> schedule for him!! The darn book doesnt say what to do if youre
> starting at 3 months, just what to do at newborn!!

Ditch that book. Go get a better book. Others here can
probably list some favorites, as it's been a while since I was
out buying baby books (I liked Penelope Leach, Wm. and Martha
Sears, Brazelton, etc.).
You aren't going to have a whole lot of luck if you're
just trying to pick some schedule out of the air and impose it.
You'll have better luck if you can understand what your son's
tendencies are and nudge them one way or another, working with
his natural tendencies rather than against them.

So, it sounds like your son is going to bed at 8pm,
then waking at 12am, and then again at 3am, and then hourly
after that? What do you do when he wakes? Do you feed him?
Are you breastfeeding or formula feeding? When does he get
up for the day in the morning? Around when is he napping
and eating during the day?

Best wishes,
Ericka
From: toto on
On Thu, 14 Jun 2007 13:58:17 -0700, missjessiee(a)yahoo.com wrote:

>Im currently TRYING to read the book and have a 3 month old. I cant
>seem to understand fully what to even do. My son wakes up after only 4
>hours of sleep and then again 3 hours after that, then every hour!!!
>He goes to bed easily at 8pm then the fun begins. Im soo exhausted has
>well as my husband who takes over at 3am because thats when i leave
>for work. I think he needs longer naps. He doesnt do too well with
>those, and the overstimulation!? Im clueless and cant figure out a
>schedule for him!! The darn book doesnt say what to do if youre
>starting at 3 months, just what to do at newborn!!

Please ditch that book. It is NOT a good guide.

At 3 months, he may be having a growth spurt and need more feedings.
It sounds like he goes to bed at 8 PM, then wakes for a feeding at
midnight, which is quite reasonable. Is he getting all his burps out
after that feeding? Are you breastfeeding or bottle feeding? Babies
at this age may not have a *real* schedule. It's important to follow
their cues. How much is he napping during the day? He may have his
days and nights a bit mixed up. You may want to wake him more during
the daytime hours and keep your nighttime hours less stimulating. You
can try white noise or soft music. Is he co-sleeping? In a crib in
your bedroom? In his own room?


--
Dorothy

There is no sound, no cry in all the world
that can be heard unless someone listens ..

The Outer Limits
From: missjessiee on
On Jun 15, 10:04 am, toto <scarec...(a)wicked.witch> wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Jun 2007 13:58:17 -0700, missjess...(a)yahoo.com wrote:
> >Im currently TRYING to read the book and have a 3 month old. I cant
> >seem to understand fully what to even do. My son wakes up after only 4
> >hours of sleep and then again 3 hours after that, then every hour!!!
> >He goes to bed easily at 8pm then the fun begins. Im soo exhausted has
> >well as my husband who takes over at 3am because thats when i leave
> >for work. I think he needs longer naps. He doesnt do too well with
> >those, and the overstimulation!? Im clueless and cant figure out a
> >schedule for him!! The darn book doesnt say what to do if youre
> >starting at 3 months, just what to do at newborn!!
>
> Please ditch that book. It is NOT a good guide.
>
> At 3 months, he may be having a growth spurt and need more feedings.
> It sounds like he goes to bed at 8 PM, then wakes for a feeding at
> midnight, which is quite reasonable. Is he getting all his burps out
> after that feeding? Are you breastfeeding or bottle feeding? Babies
> at this age may not have a *real* schedule. It's important to follow
> their cues. How much is he napping during the day? He may have his
> days and nights a bit mixed up. You may want to wake him more during
> the daytime hours and keep your nighttime hours less stimulating. You
> can try white noise or soft music. Is he co-sleeping? In a crib in
> your bedroom? In his own room?
>
> --
> Dorothy
>
> There is no sound, no cry in all the world
> that can be heard unless someone listens ..
>
> The Outer Limits

My son sleeps in a bassinet, and tonight its going to be the crib. He
is bottle fed and i even tried the cereal thing, DOESNT WORK!! I keep
a fan going in our room at night so there is a constant humm. He takes
about 3 naps during the day. Not good ones either, one at 10am for an
hour then another one around 2pm for an hour(hopefully) and then the
last one about 4ish for 30 minutes or even less. Its like a little
pick me up for him then he's good again.
I think u r right about the book though. I was trying to hold him off
on a feeding when has only been 2 hours and he was screaming!! I fed
him nows hes happy.
Thanks for trying to help me:)