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What is the best way to get my 8 week old son into a regular sleep pattern?

Hi Maree,
I was wondering what the best way is to get my 8 week old son into a regular sleep pattern as he seems to sleep and feed at different times each day. Which makes trying to organise daily events a bit difficult as i never know when he will be asleep or feeding in advance.
Thanks Kim

Maree...
Answer: Hi Kim, Good feeding times are 2,6,10,2,6,10. Always follow a feed/play/sleep routine and always settle baby awake into the cot. At night replace play with a nappy change and settle awake. When baby is ready to drop say the 10pm or 2am feed in a another month or so you will be down to just one overnight feed until around 6 months when he should be able to sleep through the night. This way you are teaching baby to sleep independently. You might want to follow our it`s time to sleep settling program it teaches good sleeping habits form the beginning.You can get details for our It`s Time To Sleep settling program from Your Baby`s Sleep or www.itstimetosleep.com Cheers, Maree
Answered: 29 Jun 2009