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How I can I get my 8 month old on a better schedule, he sometimes goes to bed a midnight.

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Asked by luckiestmommy7 at 10:35 PM on Apr. 4, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Are you having trouble getting him to sleep before then, or not taking him because he had a late nap or doesn't seem tired? Best thing to do is start with morning time... if he's not waking up by about 8, wake him then. Get him down for a nap within 2-3 hours, and then a second nap within 2-3 hours of waking up from that one. He should be ready to go down again by a reasonable hour. Set a naptime and bedtime routine and stick to it until it really sticks. Be a stickler for bedtime until he adjusts to the routine, then you can make exceptions and get home late every once in awhile, etc. Good luck.

    Answer by EmilySusan at 10:44 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • My son did and still happens to hate to sleep but I read the healthy sleep habits, happy child book and it gave me a place to start at least -

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 11:41 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • my son was unscheduled til the 8 month mark , now he's suddenly got his own schedule, maybe it will fall int oplace on its own. he just suddenly went from being all over the place to 2 regular naps then down for the night between 8-9pm. it happened about the time he finally started self-soothing.

    Answer by jcsmummy at 11:56 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

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