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how do i know what is a good bedtime for my 4 1/2mo old?

sometimes he takes a small nap in the am and a good size nap in the afternoon.. and a short one in the early evening.. and sometimes he takes one big one during the middle of the day.and if i have to run errands it makes it tough because he falls asleep???

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Asked by naymack at 10:11 AM on Mar. 9, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • At this point, kind of whatever works for you. Try laying him down at the same time everyday if possible. Babies will just kind of sleep when they need to. He will probably self regulate with time if you can't get him on a generalized schedule.

    Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 10:32 AM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • My DS is now 4.5 months and goes to sleep around 6 pm each night and sleeps until 7am. He self-regulated to that time around 3.5 months (we basically put him down for his early evening nap one night and he just slept until the am). Before that his time was 10pm-7am. And before that he was so young he was all over the place sleep-wise! Every baby is different of course...

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:29 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

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