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Sleep routine

My daughter is 6months old and usually has her own routine for sleeping but lately its been kind of off. not sure if this is ok. This is usually her sleeping pattern. she usually awakes at around 6-6:30am has a bottle around 7am and then usually is awake while i get ready for work and such and then by 8:30 -9 she is sleepy and takes a nap. usually the napes last between 1-2hrs. then she gets up and has her bottle and some fruit with cereal. then play time and then she can nap again around 12:30 but sometimes its later. then usually she is up for awhile and takes little cat naps but usually she eats her bottle and some solid food veggies with fruit and then bath and usually in bed by 7:30-8. but lately she has been sleeping at around 5:30 and staying asleep for a long time. not sure if i should try to start to get into a different routine. any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:43 PM on Sep. 26, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Sounds like nothing is really broken...I wouldn't go fixing it.

    Answer by gdiamante at 10:01 PM on Sep. 26, 2009

  • Eh, let her sleep. If it's affecting your sleep (like if you normally go to bed at 10:00 but her evening nap causes her to be awake then), you could try waking her up a bit earlier so she'll be tired when you're ready for bed. Or if you're wanting to keep her bedtime routine, you could do all that while she's still half asleep (bath and bottle anyway, you might want to skip the solids, maybe do that before the nap) and she may still sleep until her normal time. Or you could just let her sleep all the way through if that's what she's doing. There's no harm in that. My son was sleeping 12 hours at 2.5 months. General rule: let the baby sleep when/as long as she wants; you'll be grateful. :)

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 10:24 PM on Sep. 26, 2009

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