what time is babies bed time...

(37 Posts)
kazzy77 Tue 22-Jan-13 20:53:28

just wondering what time other parents put their babies to bed at night. my son is five months and am really proud to say that he is sleeping through until morning (usually anything from 6 am - 7:30 am) and has been doing so for the last few months. His usual bedtime is around about 8:30 though and feel this is a little late as listening to other mums their babies are in bed by 7pm and sleep through til about 7am.

I recently tried bringing his bedtime earlier so my fiance and i can have a bit more quality time together and be able to eat our tea in peace (we eat tea before his bedtime as tea at 8:30 is too late for us) without havin to throw it down our neck as our son is grizzling during the witching hour!

Anyway like i say we tried bringing his bed time earlier by puttin him down at 7 and also tried 7:30 but he was waking up around 5 am which to me i find a struggle! i dont want to start my day at that time as its shattering and very long! I spent hours looking for others' advice on the internet and tried out all the tips to help him sleep longer but nothing seemed to work. I made the mistake by bringing his bedtime forward at the same time we made the transition from our room to his room.

has anyone got any advice on stretching his sleep longer in a morning so we can try a 7pm bedtime again or am i just bein greedy?

i have today purchased a cd of white noise to try that to see if it helps but also worried he may become reliant on it and will make a rod for my own back!

needsadviceplease Fri 25-Jan-13 19:18:58

Mine went two-hourly from birth to five months. Hourly from five to nine months (and counting).

I'm proud of his persistence. grin

whatsoever Fri 25-Jan-13 19:37:44

My DS is 15 weeks & his bedtime is roughly 7.30pm. He sometimes sleeps through until morning, sometimes wakes for a feed or sometimes two. There's no pattern to whether he wakes or not and no pattern to what time he wakes in the morning!

If he wakes before 6am I treat it as a night feed & afterwards put him back in his cot to sleep some more (usually but not always works) but if it's after 6am I treat it as morning.

All babies are different though, I wouldn't try & advise anyone else to try this routine, nor would I try and copy anyone else's.

AliceWChild Fri 25-Jan-13 20:41:24

Thanks firsttime. I think the same is happening with mine but can't bring myself to leave him so will try sling I think. I'm very cautious for some understandable reasons

Katla Fri 25-Jan-13 22:26:13

Some people seem to go looking for a fight don't they? confused

My DD is 15 weeks and goes to bed between 8-9pm - we were keeping her up later downstairs with us but the noise from the tv and heat from the fire made her really grumpy and overtired so brought bedtime forwards. I tend to stay in room with her or nip away for quick cuppa once she's down. She then sleeps til 7-8am with one feed during night.

preggersshock Fri 25-Jan-13 23:01:31

DD is 13 weeks, last bottle at 7.30 and bed with top up at 10.30, then bed (in her own room, better quality of sleep, you can reverse the monitor so they can regulate breathing to yours to protect against SIDS), I wake her for breakie ... Very lucky to have such a great sleeper grin

SquidgersMummy Sat 26-Jan-13 11:04:12

I have breast fed on demand and we side car co sleep - my dd is 25wks - she's always roughly been a 8-8 sleeper but had 4 feeds, then 2, then we went thru the 4mth sleep regression and up every 90 mins for a few wks, back to 2 feeds now her eczema is playing up/? 6 mth regression and back to 3/4 feeds .....so basically it will change - whatever you do - also I was happy with this - I never wanted a baby sleeping solidly for 12 hrs too much very deep sleep would have made me worry more re SIDS.

stargirl1701 Sat 26-Jan-13 11:06:31

My LO (19 weeks) goes to bed at 11pm and is up between 7-9am. I would love an 8pm bedtime!

stargirl1701 Sat 26-Jan-13 11:08:11

Alice, that is our issue too.

AliceWChild Sat 26-Jan-13 12:19:55

Glad I'm not alone smile

PearlyWhites Sat 26-Jan-13 12:37:14

My ds age 5 months goes to bed at 10pm when we do because the SIDS advice says babies should always sleep in the same room as you and not go to bed earlier and alone. He sleeps from around 8.30 in the lounge then has a feed at 9.30 at again around 4am and wakes for the day at 7.30

kazzy77 Sun 27-Jan-13 17:17:26

well even when i fed my ds at midnight last night (had been at a family do so his routine was cocked up last night) he still woke at 05:50!! Going to try his cot back in our room tonight to see whether its something in his room wakin him early!

kazzy77 Mon 28-Jan-13 07:18:21

my ds slept in our room last night and tho he cried a few times in the night but i let him cry it out and he settled with a bit of music from his monitor he slept until 06:30 am!! very confused now! he is 5 months so am wonderin whether i put him in his own room too young. any thoughts? hmm

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