'Sleep breeds Sleep'

(5 Posts)
SnowWhite26 Mon 18-Jul-16 06:58:24

So I have always done the sleep breeds sleep theory or just letting my baby sleep when she wants in the say. She has had a good bedtime routine since about 4 months and goes to bed between 630 and 7. She generally atirs and chats at about 5.30 but if she doesnt throw the dummy out the cot will go back to sleep for 15 mins or so. So depending on my day she gets different amounts of sleep For instance if im in and out the car alot for the day she might have half an hour here 20 mins there and in total maybe an hour and half in a day. If im at home she will nap in the cot for an hour to an hour and a half in the morn and then the same in the anoon. The thing is coz there is no rputine she might go down at 3-430 and still go to sleep at 630 or she might go down at 4-5. It depends if she slept in the car until 1 say and then we are in she wont want to sleep till later. She is 9 months. Is there a time when I should stop letting her sleep when ever and will that help early morn wake ups? I dont no how I would stop her sleeping in the car. I just dont no if it affects the wake up time etc Thanks x

SnowWhite26 Mon 18-Jul-16 06:59:01

the day not the say

Scarydinosaurs Mon 18-Jul-16 07:02:35

I always let mine nap whenever but NOT after 6pm once they turned 1. But they slept from 7:30/8. As your bedtime is earlier, maybe no naps from 4?

0hCrepe Mon 18-Jul-16 07:05:43

Ds would have been awake after a later nap but it never really affected dd, I guess you'll just find out if she won't go to sleep after a nap one day!

FATEdestiny Mon 18-Jul-16 13:41:35

I dont no how I would stop her sleeping in the car.

If you developed a predictable routine, she's likely to be tired at specific times and so if you work your day around that, you can be home for her predictable nap times.

At 9 months old you probably could work on a routine. The question is, do you want to? It's not compulsory to have a predictable routine to your day. Many people prefer it, others not so much.

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