My 6 month old is adorable, very happy and contented, but won't sleep for longer than 45 minutes during the day.
He sleeps in a darkened room, has same routine every day, but after 45 minutes he wakes up screaming every time. It often seems like he's screaming because he's woken up! (He might be hunfry though... It is passionate crying, like something is bothering him.) He is also starting to wake up several times at night too, having been fab sleeper.
Our routine is: Bottle at 7:30am
Brief nap from 8:30-9am (in car seat when taking DS1 to school/clubland)
Bottle and breakfast at 10:30am
In bed by 11:30am
Screaming awake by 12:30pm, max
Bottle at 1pm
Sometimes he'll then have another nap, of 45 minutes, if I put him back upstairs
He'll nod off about 3pm when I do school run
Milk at 4pm
Tea at 5pm
Bottle and bed at 7pm
Extra milk at 10:30pm, else he'll wake up at 4am
Does that sound all over the place?? Any ideas? I'm willing to try anything and won't be upset if you tell me I'm making mistakes!
Have you tried rocking him back to sleep for a few days. A babies sleep cycle is about 45 mins and I find some babies when coming into a light sleep stage can not get themselves back off to sleep.
You could also try giving breakfast when you get back from dropping older son off, then giving him some outdoor or playtime then a bottle closer to 12pm and then a nap. May take a few days trial and error to get it to work.
LOL beautiful! I minded a baby from when she was 5mths old up until she was 1 year and that was her routine with me! (well until 4 pm anyway, her parents told me she went to bed around 7.30pmish she didn't always sleep through and they did go through a bit of a rough patch with her waking often in the early hours but it settled down, what baby does sleep through though?)
I found that keeping a routine that she was familiar with and being calm helped. Sometimes she didn't want to sleep that long or at that particular time, but that was fine I would just try her again later.
I havn't had my own yet (35 weeks preggers) so it will be interesting to see if mine will have a similar routine! It was great to have the time to do other things though!