I'm looking to nail down a more predictable schedule for our almost-5-month-old. Our schedule varies somewhat from day to day and on the weekends - we have a 2-year-old, so how can it not? The thing that throws off our baby is that she has trouble napping at home, but sleeps great in the car. So the timing of her naps largely depend on when we're in the car. This is fine for most days, but makes it very difficult to stay home without having to spend a lot of time and effort getting her to sleep for her naps.
Further, she goes to sleep at night at 7:30, usually waking at 10:30 and 4:00, and then again at about 6:30. If I don't go in, (or just go in for brief checks) she can cry for 2 hours sometimes (NOT fun in the middle of the night). I end up nursing her back to sleep but I know she's not hungry and am weary of creating sleep associations with nursing.
Maybe she's getting too much sleep at night? Suggestions? Thanks!
Answer by Kalebs_mommy23 at 7:59 PM on Jan. 28, 2010
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Answer by MammaAmy at 2:04 AM on Jan. 29, 2010
Your 5 month old is still getting up that often during the night? Wow. My son is 2 months and sleeps an average of 10 hours during the night without waking. He takes 2-3 naps during the day, a few hours each time. Last night he went down at 10 p.m. and slept 'til 7:30. It's now two hours later and he's fixing to take a nap. Good luck and hang in there.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:31 AM on Jan. 29, 2010