White noise machine works for mine. Plus v dark room. They used to only have 30 min naps but now go for 2 hours after lunch. Started napping routine at 4.5 months. Sometimes one will wake up after an hour, but after chatting to herself for a few minutes she goes back to sleep, as there is no stimulation in her room. The long buggy walk used to work but then they started stirring mid sleep at the end of a sleep cycle and found the world too interesting to then go back into a deeper sleep. Good luck! X
I needed the energy from the cake to keep me going!! Have you tried music? Basically every time they went to sleep I put music on and they soon associated music with sleep - the only downside is they still go to sleep listening to music!!
Ooh tea and cake, very civilised!! Do you have any tips for encouraging a longer sleep in the day? There is no guarantee that mine fall asleep in the pram and if they do they wake when i bring them in...sadly no where to leave them outside
Mine always slept for about 2 hours after lunch and as they got older they slept for less, but always after lunch. I would try and get them to have one longer sleep. Usually I put them in the buggy and go out for a walk, so I got some fresh air and the children would fall asleep. I would them leave them in the garden to sleep for a couple of hours. I find this easier than trying to get them to sleep in the house and it was always good to see some blue sky, particularly in the winter! Mine always had a small sleep after breakfast. I would try and get them in to having at least one longer sleep so you can get things done. I always sat down for the last half hour in the afternoon before the babies woke up and had tea and cake! Often my last chance to sit down till after bedtime,particularly once they start moving
My girls sleep pretty well at night now, going down at 7 pm ish, dreamfeed at midnight, a feed about 4.30am then up at 7.30 am ish.
Up to now we have been getting by on cat naps on play mat, rug on floor, bouncers and they can often want naps at different times. They may sleep 20-40 mins at a time 3/4 times a day with a regular nap for them both in their cot about an hour after they wake/feed, usually whilst I have a shower!
I am worried that they may not be getting enough kip and was thinking of changing my routine to make sure i put them down for a proper cot sleep (hopefully for an hour or more) after their lunchtime feed.