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sleep & nap

my baby falls asleep pretty good but if she gets woke up she thinks she just had a nap. and she is up for another 4-5 hours. in the middle of the night this isn't too much fun, any tips to help fix this. our schedule right now is basically this
9am:wake up
1pm:wake up
11pm:bedtime but she wakes up around 1am and is up until 4am or sometimes even 6am

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Asked by 92210love at 12:42 AM on Feb. 1, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Babies sleep on their schedule, not when we want them to.


    Answer by rkoloms at 5:52 AM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • You don't mention how old she is but you might try going to one nap. Push that 11 AM nap up to 12 by keeping her up an extra 15 minutes a day for a few days, then another 15 minutes for a few days, until you get her to stay up to 12. Then see if she will take one long nap then. And bedtime would then be after dinner. 11 PM is too late to be going to bed and she may be napping too much during the day.

    Answer by elizabr at 7:02 AM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • i agree..i would get rid of that last nap and put her in much earlier then 11 p.m. and when she wakes up do you take her out? she might just be used to you taking her out so her body just naturally wakes up, i would let her cry in there for a little while (depending on her age obv.)

    Answer by dmdemes at 10:30 AM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • How long do you let her fuss/cry before going to her at night? I know my 5 mo old will sometimes fuss for 10 minutes in the night and then fall right back asleep.

    Answer by bugfin at 1:30 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • babys need there sleep

    Answer by rena2100 at 1:43 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • depends on how old your baby is right now. it seems like you baby is on her own napping schedule. she is used to waking up like that in the middle of the night. you should try to ignore her at night to see if she goes back to sleep. if she is still young, give her a bottle then put her back down. if she is older like 1 years old, then maybe she needs a snack or extra meal before bedtime so that she doesn't wake up hungry.

    Answer by MamaSince2005 at 5:17 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

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