Ideas on how to get a newborn to understand night from day
G is only 5 days old so maybe I'm being a bit premature, but it seems she has her night and day back to front. During the day she is amazing, she wakes for feeds ever 3-4 hours, I change her and when I put her back down she'll lay content until she drops off again. We can have the TV on, pass around visitors for cuddles and she never stirs, and only really cries when she wants feeding or whilst shes being changed.
However at night between midnight and 5am, she just won't settle. She cries every time you put her down, she still cries whilst we're cuddling her but it's less frustrated than when shes in her moses basket. If she does doze off she wakes up as soon as we put her down, or within about 20 minutes if she's in our arms. I thought after we got out of the hospital it may settle down but if anything it's got worse. I'm most worried because we're both so tired that I found myself nodding off last night with her in my arms.
I know I have it really good with her sleeping well in the day but I'm worried because I found myself nodding off last night with her in my arms.. Is there anyway to get her to understand night from day? Or any other tips anyone has that might help on making her happy to be in her moses basket happily received.