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AIBU to let baby sleep until 10am?

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Bexcas Sat 11-Jun-16 12:03:03

My DD is 7 months old and goes to bed around 8pm. She then sleeps until around 6 or 7am when she wakes for a feed. I then put her back down where she goes straight back to sleep until around 9.30-10am.
Some people have suggested that she ought to be getting up at 7 like 'normal' babies but she goes straight back down.
I also like to get my head down for that extra couple of hours. She also has at least 3 hours worth of naps in the day.
Am I doing the wrong thing?

Ameliablue Sat 11-Jun-16 12:05:34

If your routine works for you and baby, that's all that matters, it won't stay that way for long anyway.

NapQueen Sat 11-Jun-16 12:07:40

Don't rock the boat!! She is 7mo. Guaranteed by the time she is 3 she will be waking at what other people deem a normal hour.

Enjoy it!

When dd arrived dh used to get up with her at 6.30, feed and bum change and swaddle her and pop her back down to sleep and go to work - I slept through all this and we both work together about 9.30. Lasted a while (not as long as you lucky duck!), and now I have DS I can't do that as I've got to be up for the elder one

NapQueen Sat 11-Jun-16 12:08:22

And 3hr naps are fine too! DS is 21mo and will still nap 2.5-3 hours a day at least two or three times a week.

DontKillMyVibe Sat 11-Jun-16 12:08:43

Can't see anything wrong with that at all - it sounds like a very blissful routine to be honest. Make the most of it! smile

hownottofuckup Sat 11-Jun-16 12:12:26

No you're doing great, my 7mo is similar. He has to be up for the school run during the week but he'd rather have a feed and go straight back down til 10.

Frazzled2207 Sun 12-Jun-16 08:40:27

Sounds great. Neither of mine slept that well but did go through phases of sleeping until 9.30, having been up several times in the night.
She obviously needs the sleep!

Janecc Sun 12-Jun-16 09:25:15

Your baby. People mean well. You know what works. I'm not jealous at all of you having a sleepy baby

MrsJayy Sun 12-Jun-16 09:30:31

Dd2 used to do that i had to drop her sister at school so she would just zed in her pram and wake up at 9.30 lasted till she was about 9 months i dont see why your baby needs to be up its not like she has a busy schedule grin

UmbongoUnchained Sun 12-Jun-16 09:32:04

It's fine! My toddler still does this. She wakes at 7, had a drink of milk then comes into my bed for a cuddle and we nap till half 9-10.

Bexcas Sun 12-Jun-16 09:46:24

It works really well for us and when I go back to work in a few months, I'll be working lates so I get the morning with her. I wouldn't want her up at 6 when I don't get to bed until late! Sometimes I have to wake her up for our earlier baby groups but I do get a dirty look for it!
I'm glad you guys think it's fine. I'm very happy with the way it works and she's a very happy baby so we can't be doing too bad! smile

mypropertea Sun 12-Jun-16 10:55:46

I think they are jealous! I would love to have your routeen envy

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 12-Jun-16 12:00:49

Enjoy it! My daughter did the same at the age but it stopped when she turned 11 months. She wakes between 7 and 8 now.

StealthPolarBear Sun 12-Jun-16 12:08:49

Are you going to bed late op (in preparation for the new routine)? If you're not then you seem to need a lot of sleep would be my only thought

blueturtle6 Sun 12-Jun-16 12:16:38

All babies are different, let them sleep when they want, would you want to be woken up before ready?

Bexcas Sun 12-Jun-16 12:27:54

I currently go to bed about 11 and get up about 9 so yeah I do have a lot of sleep. I did think I'd have to give that up when she came along but she seems to have my habits already! If it's not good for her though I'll get up earlier and get into new habits. She comes first 😊

Spottycakes Sun 12-Jun-16 12:33:29

It sounds like a lovely routine and everyone's a winner grin

Both of my DC's slept well and enjoyed their naps. If they didn't get enough day sleep they slept badly at night so I learned quickly to let them sleep as much as they needed to during the day.

altiara Wed 15-Jun-16 00:08:03

Sounds fab - enjoy it while it lasts wink

AndNowItsSeven Wed 15-Jun-16 00:12:57

You sleep for ten hours unless you have health issues why do you go back to bed when your baby does?

MyKingdomForBrie Wed 15-Jun-16 00:23:46

She sleeps from 11 til baby wakes for feed then goes back to sleep til about nine andnow - why the hell wouldn't she? Eight hours is a healthy minimum but many people benefit from a little more, she's only really getting about nine once she's done the 7am feed.

Not really the question OP was asking!

pizzanchips Wed 15-Jun-16 00:29:22

Enjoy it. I kept DS up till 11.30 (last feed) as a baby so he'd sleep in till 11. No adverse effects. Stopped when he started playgroup and had no problems going down earlier and waking earlier either. It's not like he could tell the time to know anyhow!

AndNowItsSeven Wed 15-Jun-16 00:36:03

I didn't say it was a problem I was curious as to why as its unusual.

MissElizaBennettsBookmark Wed 15-Jun-16 00:38:40

My DD was the same. Enjoy it while it lasts. Once she starts nursery, it's early mornings all the way until A levels-- (which I bloody hated cos I'm a night owl).--

selsigfach Wed 15-Jun-16 00:44:26

I love a good 10-hour sleep!
My toddler is like yours, OP. Breastfeeds at night but while she always wanted so early feed, she was never really awake-awake at 7, she'd have her milk and feed to sleep again until 9-10. Ignore all the loons who want to have you both up at an ungodly hour just because they are.

EveOnline2016 Wed 15-Jun-16 01:47:57

why would anyone keep a baby awake who wants to slee unless necessary . Having a tired grumpy baby is no fun for anyone.

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