I need some advice on how to move my son's bedtime later - aiming for 6-7PM. My 8 month old goes to bed between 4-5 PM. He's been doing this since he was 4mo old. Luckily, he has been mostly sleeping well at night, (up btw 3-4 AM to eat) and then typically woke up around 6-7 AM. He naps reasonably well during the day and is a champion eater.
His doc said that I should stop the middle of the night feeding, because baby is getting enough food during the day and needs uninterrupted sleep. Seb gave up the night-time meal fine but now he's getting up hungry around 4:30 AM (his last bottle was at 4:00 PM) and stays up! He won't go back to sleep! When I try to move his bedtime later, so he can eat later at night and sleep longer without being hungry, he just gets really tired, starts having trouble sleeping well at night, and it all spirals from there.
Any advice? It would also be nice to have more time with him at night...
Asked by Anonymous at 2:44 PM on Apr. 8, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
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