Earlier bedtime-How to do it?

(6 Posts)
KJM2013 Thu 29-Sep-16 19:08:10

Have struck lucky (for the time being!) and our 10wo DD has been sleeping through for 2-3 weeks but bed time is quite late and would love advice on how to bring it forward. Also, if I should even try given her age.

She is EBF and in the evening feeds at 6ish, 8ish and 10ish. Give or take 30mins either way.

I do the 10ish feed in bed and she self settles and sleeps through to around 6, feeds again and then goes to about 9.

It's great to have the sleep through and hour or so to myself in the morning to shower etc but feel longer term bedtime should be much earlier.

As she feeds on demand, the idea of moving bedtime back every night a little bit is tricky unless I offer the boob before she is hungry.

Thanks in advance!

MrsSparkles Thu 29-Sep-16 19:13:52

I think you'Ll find as she gets older it naturally moves earlier - it did with dd1. What do her naps look like? I think as they drop the late afternoon nap it moves earlier.

Dd2 is 16 weeks and generally settles between 8 and 9 and goes through.

gemsparkle84 Thu 29-Sep-16 22:34:18

My baby girl used to cluster feed on an evening when she was breastfed. Literally couldn't get her off between 6-10. I started getting her to bed earlier by actually putting her down to bed at about 8pm upstairs in her crib with the monitor on rather than just having her with me all the time.

SquirrelPaws Thu 29-Sep-16 22:45:04

DD did it all by herself. At 11 weeks she would sleep from 12-1ish to 6ish, by 6 months she was doing 7-7ish. She gradually brought her last feed forward.

InsaneDame Fri 30-Sep-16 07:25:18

Just wait until the clock change in a few weeks and will automatically be an hour earlier!

KJM2013 Fri 30-Sep-16 07:40:20

Thanks all, her napping during the day is fairly erratic. Lots of cat naps, usually just before her next feed.
Will see what happens over the next few weeks/months and not force anything.

Now to figure out what to do about the swimming I signed her up for on Saturday mornings but will now be asleep!

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