First, get her up in the morning at a normal waking time rather than letting her sleep in to make up for lost night-time slumber. It may be tempting to let her sleep so you can either catch up on a few winks yourself or get a few minutes of peace and quiet, but you'll pay for it the next night.
â¢ Throughout the day, play with her as much as you can. Even if she's sleeping soundly, wake her for feeds.
â¢ Keep the curtains open in her room and be your usual noisy self. Don't turn the ringer off the phone or avoid turning on the washing machine. This will also help ensure that your baby doesn't become the world's lightest sleeper and force you to spend the next ten years of your life tip-toeing around the house when she is sleeping.
â¢ Don't play with her at night. Keep her room dark, with just the minimum amount of lighting for feeds and nappy changes. Be quiet and soothing. Move and talk in slow motion. Essentially, be as boring as possible.
â¢ At night, start to create bedtime routines -- playing quietly, reading, taking a warm bath, changing into pyjamas, singing, rocking, swaddling, and darkening the room.
Your baby is normal! Babies need their sleep...I know a lot of doctors say to wake the baby up, but a lot of time that just doesn't work. How often are you feeding her?
If you are worried about her, don't let her go more than 3 hours during the day or 4 hours at night if she is taking a long nap. But unless there is something wrong with her, let her sleep...that's when they grow!
Here's a link to a chart that I've always found handy with my kids.