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Please give me your advice on sleep/naps for 14 week old

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Hotmad Sat 08-Mar-14 09:28:03

Hi there, my 14 week old baby girl sleeps/naps as follows;
Wakes at 7.00 am
Naps at 9.00 (I rock her and then let her nap on me for 30-50 mins usually)
Naps again at 11.45 ( again I rock her then let her sleep on me as above)
Will have a longer sleep at around 1.30 but she will either be in pram or car seat as I usually go out each day with her at this time.
Afternoon at 4.30-5.00 pm will be same as above.
Then she goes to bed at 7.00pm (give or take) then will sleep on me until I go to bed at 10.30 and we do dream feed then sleeps in cot to morning ( mostly)

Now I know this is great sleep especially at night I'm very lucky. But id like to have my arms and time back a bit when she naps. If I try put her dons she wakes up straight away or within 10 mins. Sometimes it's easier to let her sleep on me after a 10 min rock than the rigamarole of putting her down. Is it as she is too young still? Does this get better with time or do I need a strategy?
Any tips/ advice would be greatly received!

claremoss Sat 08-Mar-14 09:38:01

I would buy no cry nap solution. It has great tips on breaking the rocking to sleep in your arms habit grin)

CuteLittleToes Sat 08-Mar-14 19:47:21

If she sleeps in a pram put her into pram for naps at home / move it until she falls asleep. At first she'll probably start stirring as soon as you stop moving it, but then you move it a bit more until she falls back asleep.

Or if you want her to nap in the cot get the book as per pp.

Good luck!

Sounds just like my 14 week old dd...

We have started (now the weather is getting better) putting her in the pram and popping her in the garden just outside the patio doors and she happily looks at the trees and the sky until she drops off!

This has worked for the past couple of days smile

Disclaimer: the garden is totally secure and she is wrapped up lovely and snug!

Hotmad Sat 08-Mar-14 20:32:59

Ok so I did buy the book and I'll give it a read ASAP, I live in a flat so don't have a garden sad
I bet that's lovely to fall asleep that way miserablecow (feel bad calling u that!)
Let me know if u find any other tricks!!

Haha I'm no longer up the duff but I can still be a miserable cow ;-)

I sometimes wheel her pram into the lounge and pop her in the window so she can look out of the window, that works too!

Enjoy the book and if there is anything worth sharing let me know smile

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