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my son is one month. Is that to young to be put on a sleep schedule?

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Asked by zay-zay-mommy at 12:17 AM on Nov. 14, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes. I think the pro sleep schedule books even say not before 5 or 6 months.

    Answer by Blueliner at 12:27 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • nooooooooo asap!! they need to learn nights from days it'll help everyone

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:28 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • It depends on what you mean. At that age I still fed my babies on demand. They were sleeping anywhere from 3-8 hours at night by that time. You can start putting him to bed at a certain time. But you wouldn't want to expect him to sleep through the night.

    Answer by micheledo at 12:28 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • My baby was put on a sleep schedule since he was born he is now one year old and is still on the same sleep schedule


    Answer by looovemybabies at 12:40 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • Medically speaking children's internal sense of day and night doesn't occur until 4-6 months. However people are creatures of habit so it doesn't hurt to try a sleep schedule but don't be disappointed if it doesn't work for a few months.

    Answer by at 1:24 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • Our pediatrician told us to make sure we helped our DD learn day from night from the very start. Dark rooms and quiet for night sleeping and normal noise and sunlight for day. As far as a schedule we are far from rigid but she has pretty much set herself on a loose one. Wakes around 6-7 every morning and goes down for the night around 6-7 every night. Sleeps 4-8 hour stretches at night and usually doesn't sleep more than 2 hours at a time during the day.

    Answer by spbeta at 3:39 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • Follow baby... she's going to change a lot in the coming months, and really.. through the first year. If you want to loosely "enforce" her regular sleep patterns... that is something you can try (once she's established patterns, that is)... but she's still probably going to need to eat at night and she won't always take the same amount/length of nap and then her pattern will change come growth spurt or teething. All kids are different, you gotta figure out what works for her.

    We like to just follow baby... I know he typically takes a nap about 2 hours after he wakes up, but sometimes it's only one hour after... sometimes 3. I just follow his cues. You can't *make* a baby go to sleep if they aren't tired.

    You can also try routines... wait for the sleepy signals and then do a routine for bed or naptime. Most kids will start to develop their own "bedtime" by several months old.

    Answer by LeanneC at 11:48 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • At that age they'll decide when their sleep schedule is. They're still needing to eat every few hours and it should be on demand when they do eat. Your baby will dictate their own schedule for another couple of months now. When they're a little older you can start guiding them in a better sleep schedule, but right now it should be their schedule.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 3:09 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

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