Well, it sounds like you've got a routine down, but you may need to re-evaluate some things. What about bed times? And naps? The thing to learn about babies is that sleep begets sleep. Once a baby is overtired, he/she will fight sleep like crazy. A well rested baby will sleep longer and more often. At your baby's age, she should be taking at least 1 nap a day 2-3 hours long. She could still be needing 2 naps a day. Also babies can only handle being awake so many hours at a time. I think at 11 months, she should be able to handle being awake 3-4 hours before needing a nap. Also, re-evaluate her bedtime. You haven't said what time she goes to bed. She may need an earlier bedtime. When my son was that age, he was going to bed at 7 pm and waking up around 6:30 to 7:00 am and taking 2 naps a day. There are some great sleep books out there that can really help. My favorite is the No Cry Sleep Solution.
at 10:55 PM on Aug. 29, 2010