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CornishDoll82 Mon 07-Mar-16 10:03:00

Sleeping baby.

If my 8 month old decides she wants to take a long nap in the AM should I wake her?

MariaV0nTrapp Mon 07-Mar-16 10:13:27

I wouldn't.

Currently trying to get my 7 month old to sleep. I'm ill and she's driving me bonkers.

waitingforsomething Mon 07-Mar-16 13:49:04

My 7.5 month old always takes a long morning nap. I don't wake him unless I need to go out. Why do you want to wake?

FATEdestiny Mon 07-Mar-16 14:08:04

Why do you want to wake?

Families with school and nursery runs to do often have to fit baby's naps around specific times and that may well involve waking baby up.

My 17 month old still likes her morning nap and her preference would be a long morning sleep - she would sleep 9.30am-1pm if I left her. But then she would struggle staying awake past 5pm ish (which would be too late for a nap)

So instead I wake her at 11am. That way she is ready to go back to sleep for another nap at 1pm. I usually have to wake her from that one too - because I have the school run at 3pm. She sleeps 9.30-11am and 1-3pm and I usually wake her from both these naps.

waitingforsomething Mon 07-Mar-16 14:17:27

I agree that lots of people have to- I am one of them! But the op isn't suggesting that she has a reason such as going out so I was wondering why she felt she needed to wake her baby?

comeagainforbigfudge Mon 07-Mar-16 14:26:04

Unless you are going somewhere, hells no!!

I say that as a ftm with a baby who is a rubbish napper. Shes recently started sleeping for two hours in the am. Its bliss. I just make plans for the afternoon now.

waitingforsomething Mon 07-Mar-16 14:47:24

Ps fate I am very impressed that your 17 mo will go back for another nap after 2 hours awake! My 8 month old won't do this ...

MyBreadIsEggy Mon 07-Mar-16 15:27:16

I'm debating waking my 10mo now!! We have hit a patch of her waking at 4/5am everyday. She had a nap from 9-10:30am, and then when back down after lunch at 1:40pm and is still asleep now. I'm worried that if I leave her to wake on her own, she will have had too much sleep today and will have a crappy sleep tonight and wake up early again!!

whatsinanamereally Mon 07-Mar-16 15:34:30

I had to start waking my son in the afternoon. He was up every hour overnight because he wasn't tired enough. He is 8 months and now gets a 40 min nap and a 2 hour nap (or an hour then half an hour later on if he wakes), before this he was taking two hour long naps and one 2 hour nap. He now only wakes once a night, or twice on a bad night.

CornishDoll82 Mon 07-Mar-16 18:18:17

Because she doesn't usually sleep that long. She did 1hr 15 in the end. And then refused her third nap today so has now been up hours!!

waitingforsomething Mon 07-Mar-16 18:44:00

Neither of mine have had a third nap past 6.5 months. Lots of babies don't need 3 at 8 months if the first two are of decent length. One hour 15 is not excessive for a baby that age

waitingforsomething Mon 07-Mar-16 18:44:47

She might be transitioning to two naps if she's taking longer ones

CornishDoll82 Tue 08-Mar-16 22:15:15

She's all over the place. Did another 1hr 15 this AM then a disappointing 30 minute lunch nap then I had to wake her from her third nap at 5:45 as she was still going strong!

She sleeps so well at night but has no daytime rhythm to her naps at all

NewLife4Me Tue 08-Mar-16 22:19:47

I thought you were going to say sleep walker grin

Oh yes, I'd wake a baby.
If they would be too long without a feed, I mean a lot over for a tiny.
If we had to go somewhere, would try not to wake, but most of the time did.
If they were sleeping and it would mean they wouldn't sleep at night.

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