Please can you share with me your 7 or 8 month old's sleep schedule?
I cannot get her to any type of schedule naturally trying to go by sleep cues, we've just been all over the place all her life and I think to sleep better at night (she's awful) she needs a more regulated nap structure in the day. I was hoping she'd just fall naturally into one one day, but, no, really not!
Books vary quite a bit so I need some proper r/l examples please mumsnetters?
My dd has been an awful sleeper since birth. She's 8 months now and I've never believed she would sleep at all day or night but when she hit 7 months, in a week two teeth came through and she began crawling then a miracle happened. She began sleeping. I'm very strict with her routine now because I know how unpredictable she can be. Wakes around 6.30 Bottle at 7.30 Breakfast at 8ish Nap 9-9.45 (cuddled to sleep) Lunch at midday Nap 1.30-3 Bottle 3.30 Tea at 5 Story then bath at 6 In the night garden until 6.45 Then bottle in bedroom and in cot at 7 asleep or awake, she's learnt to self settle at bedtime not nap time
This has just fallen into place, what I did was when a pattern started to show slightly is push myself to enforce it daily. I now won't let her sleep past 330 so she's tired enough for bed at 7 I can sympathise with you. We had a horrendous start and never dreamed our baby would sleep.