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10 week old nap schedule?

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TheFabledSnake Tue 08-Dec-15 08:47:47

My DD is just on 10 weeks and I've never managed to get her in a proper nap schedule - is there such a thing?

Around 5 every day she gets cranky and wants to sleep but won't. I try to keep her awake since I do bed routine between 6 and 7, which seems to work since she will sleep for 4 to 5 hours, wake for feed, then back to sleep, though she will often wake up around 5 until 6, but not hungry.

She is FF, has a dummy and sleeps in a cot in our room.
Another thing is that she only naps on me and wakes up pretty quickly if I put her in her cot (even warmed up by hot water bottle).

Am I doing anything wrong, or is this just what babies do? She's my first.


eurochick Tue 08-Dec-15 09:04:50

At that age, I would just follow her lead.

HardleyWorthit Tue 08-Dec-15 09:08:02

Agree with eurochick.
10 weeks is still very little. Mine is 18 weeks and only just starting to fall into a sort of pattern. She mostly just fits in with my daily plans though.

HardleyWorthit Tue 08-Dec-15 09:09:42

forgot to add, everything you describe sounds perfectly normal.


TheFabledSnake Tue 08-Dec-15 09:21:47

Brilliant, thank you both. I was worried I'd been messing it up and of course all people tell me is that I'm spoiling her but letting her fall to sleep on me.

UtterlyClueless Tue 08-Dec-15 09:28:24

They need all the sleep they can get most babies don't fall into a proper routine till around 6months possibly later.

I hate it when people say it's spooling them it's such a daft thing to say.

UtterlyClueless Tue 08-Dec-15 09:28:36


waitingforsomething Tue 08-Dec-15 11:15:25

Just go with her. Imo it's really hard to get a baby in a routine until they are largely sleeping through

SouthYarraYobbo Tue 08-Dec-15 11:21:39

My 11 week old has started to only nap on me. She sleeps 12 hours at night in her own cot with one waking so l think it's ok.

I said this on another thread but l really worried about dd1 naps and put a ridiculous amount of time into having her naps in her cot. But that was because l really needed to nap also!

TheFabledSnake Tue 08-Dec-15 20:27:11

Thanks everyone, I feel a lot better now. I just hope she starts to love her cot soon!

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