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Lacey2015 Thu 17-Dec-15 13:31:03

Just wondering what your 8 month routine looks like. Dd sleeps about 3.5 hours a day. 9-1030 1300-1430 and always needs a CN at 430ish. She awakes at 530am and am unsure why as I think she sleeps well and is not overtired? Bedtime at 630/7pm. Any ideas on what is normal??

lilac3033 Thu 17-Dec-15 13:38:30

Sounds pretty similar to my DD who is 7.5 months old, although your DD has longer naps. DD does sleep a bit later 630ish, but she is up at least once a night for a feed. I think 11 to 12 hours of sleep per night is normal.

Lacey2015 Thu 17-Dec-15 13:55:53

I'm trying to tweak the routine to get 12 hours but unsure how to work it!? Does yours still take a catnap? I'm happy she at least sleeps through so I shouldn't be complaining I suppose...

lilac3033 Thu 17-Dec-15 14:59:18

I usually get one good 1.5 hour nap per day. Then 2 45 minute naps, give or take 10 minutes. Unfortunately I think you just have to roll with it. If I think DD is up too early I just keep her in the dark for 20-30 minutes more. Maybe keep her in bed until 6? She might get the idea... I would try that if it was me!

DorotheaHomeAlone Thu 17-Dec-15 15:09:41

You might want to push her morning nap back a little to around 9.30. We were told at that age an early morning nap encourages earlier waking. Then maybe you could push the other main nap back a little and knock out the cat nap?

Lacey2015 Thu 17-Dec-15 16:16:30

I leave her until 645 and then she starts to whine she just lies there rolling around her cot until then. So I suppose she is sill resting!? I also don't feed her until 7am as I heard this is meant to help prevent the wake up. I attempted 9.10 nap this morning so will try that for a few days? Should I cap this nap or leave it at 1.5 hours? Then next nap at 1300 ish?

LariyahSpen Thu 17-Dec-15 16:28:37

My 8 month old has never been a good napper, actually sleeping isn't her strong point and never has been tbh!

She wakes up between 5.30-8.30 every morning and it can literally be one morning at 6am the next at 8am we can never tell.

She will have her breakfast about 8ish then a 6oz bottle at 10.30-11 then a nap straight after but it's rarely longer for half an hour. Then lunch at about 12.30-1pm and the afternoon nap often doesn't happen, she will just cry and cry if we try to get her to nap if she does its at about 3pm & lasts again no longer than half an hour.

She has her dinner about 5.30-6 then bath, last bottle & bed by 6.45 every night.

We have stuck to a strict routine since birth but she has always been all over the place with her sleep. She still has a feed in the night at about 2am but when she's badly teething it's 2 feeds.

I know ppl have it much worse than us but I've only just got used to her sporadic sleeping and non naps. Basically everything I need to do in the day I do with her around because she rarely naps and half an hour is about enough to clean the bathroom then she's awake again shock

I'd love a baby that napped for upto two hours but she just won't

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