My DD is 18 weeks and I think we've hit the dreaded 4 month sleep regression thing (although she's never been a good sleeper).
I'm working hard at encouraging naps in the day and plenty of bf but she really struggles. She's now got into the habit of going down for a nap at 4-5ish and sleeping past her bath time which is normally at 7pm.
She's now sleeping in her pram, and has been since 4:30, should I wake her and push for the bath time bed time routine, or just go with the flow, feed her when she wakes naturally and put her in her cot for the night?
I know the rule is never to wake a sleeping baby but I would in this scenario (assuming she's not sick/had jabs or anything). At 18 wks we also hit sleep regression but bedtime and its routine was one thing we kept (it was the night wakings that were a problem!) and you don't want her reverse cycling.
We had to do this as LO would take a massive nap from 5-8 if allowed which messed up bed time. Now I don't let him sleep past 6.30 and try to have him down for his afternoon nap by 4.30. Doesn't always work and he just lays there talking. But I wake him by 6.30, 7 at the very latest or bedtime is just a screw up lol. He will still go down fine but just means he's up early. Like last night, grandma had him all day and he only slept for 1 hour all day!!! Got him home and at 4 he was fast out till 7! Slept ok at night but we were to at 5.45 instead of 7am.