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Ginfilledcats Thu 12-Nov-20 08:45:03

Hi my 5 month old mostly naps in her next to me, or pram or car seat or mums sofa if out. At home I do a mini nighttime routinr, bum, book, boob, bed.
First nap is around 90 mins to 2 hours after waking for about half an hour.
Next nap about 2 hours after for about 90 mins - 2 hrs
Next 2 tend to be the same awakwvtime but god knows how much sleep

Of course some days this goes to pot but I'd say about 80-90% of the time it's as above.

I start watching for sleepy cues after 90 mins of awake time and when I spot them I start winding games down, sing softer songs etc then start the routine.

She goes to bed about 8pm and up at 6:30am with 2 v short feeds in the night

NutterPotter Thu 12-Nov-20 08:29:43

My 11 month sleeps in his crib upstairs for naps and night time and sleeps through the night x x

Itsnoteasyfeelingqueasy Wed 11-Nov-20 22:36:09

Mine also naps in her crib and also sleeps well at night 😊. Also is recommend the Huckleberry app, it tells you when to put them down for a nap and I’d say it’s pretty accurate!

boymum4 Wed 11-Nov-20 18:53:16

@ShirleyPhallus thank you for replying, he sleeps from 6pm - 4isham for milk for about 10 minutes - 6:00am for nappy and milk for 45mins - 8-9am so loads of sleep in the night. I then take him for a walk at about 10am for about 2 hours 🙄 just to get a good nap! Then after that he hardly sleeps for the rest of the day because he just fights it and I don't feel like I can walk for 4 hours a day just so he sleeps, I'm so tired of walking 😂

I definitely am going to try him in his gro bag in the next to me tomorrow 😊

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boymum4 Wed 11-Nov-20 18:48:44

So glad people are saying this can't wait to try and put him in his bed for his nap tomorrow 😂

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ShirleyPhallus Wed 11-Nov-20 18:48:38

You can nap the baby in the cot, no problem

I suspect if he isn’t napping at all then he’s overtired. Sleep breeds sleep etc.

What are his wake times like throughout the day? You can expect at that age for his first nap to be 90 mins after wake up, and 2 or 3 naps thereafter.

You need to treat naps like a mini night routine. Nappy change, sleep sack on, little feed, swaddle and rock or put down. Cue up the sleepy cues for the baby and I’m sure he’ll start napping.

BertieBotts Wed 11-Nov-20 18:46:15

I've never ever heard that about day sleeps! How bizarre.

boymum4 Wed 11-Nov-20 18:44:46

@Letsallscreamatthesistene really! So good to hear as I'm going crazy not wanting to put him in his next to me incase I ruin night sleep! Thank you x

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pjani Wed 11-Nov-20 18:38:13

I think it would be the opposite, as there will be a stronger sleep association with the cot the more the baby sleeps in it.

Letsallscreamatthesistene Wed 11-Nov-20 18:35:29

I've always heard you shouldn't put a baby to nap in the same place they sleep at night as this can confuse them and then they stop sleeping well at night.. is this right?

News to me! My 7 month old has all naps and sleep in his cot. He sleeps loads better in there.

boymum4 Wed 11-Nov-20 18:17:46

My 4 month old is an amazing sleeper at night and happily gets put in his next to me at about 6pm and drifts to sleep whilst I lay next to him then go downstairs.

Naps through the day however are non existent unless I put him in the car or walk for hours with the pram (neither practical for everyday).

I've always heard you shouldn't put a baby to nap in the same place they sleep at night as this can confuse them and then they stop sleeping well at night.. is this right? He won't sleep on me at all!

Please tell me how your 4 months old have good naps, my poor boy is so upset in the day because he doesn't have any substantial naps and I really don't know how to help him!

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