my 7 wk old just will not sleep. he got a maximum of 2 hours sleep yesterday during the day...and may i say that was not all at once.that was about 5 different sleep periods. then he woke up 5 times during the night between 9pm and 7.30am....hes had 20mins sleep since then....and now he just wont sleep.
he's so overtired, he's just had a feed so he's not hungry! im pretty sur eits not wind cause its been 30mins since his last feed!
any ideas on how i can get him to sleep a decent amount?
Firstly, congratulations on your little boy. Little boys are wonderful gifts, although you might not think so right at this moment LOL.
Secondly, how are you settling him down? Wraps usually do the trick, and the dummy can also provide relief.
Wrap him using a cotton or muslin wrap, arms up near his face for comfort and then place on his back for sleep.
A musical CD, or even white noise from the radio can help, sometimes utter silence cannot be tolerated by some babies for sleep.
Also, is it too hot or cold for him? Temperature in babies room for best sleeping conditions is around 20 degrees. Then a sleepsuit, wrap and light blanket is sufficient for sleep.
If all else fails, to get him over the overtiredness and back into a normal pattern, a walk in the pram may just get him to nod off and have a decent sleep. Once he is over the overtiredness, he may be happy enough to drop off more regularly and for longer.
Best of luck with it.