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Bedtime for 11 week old?

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Liskee Tue 20-Sep-16 10:03:12

At this stage my formula-fed DS1 would have been going to bed at around 7.30pm sleeping until around 10.30/11pm, then waking for a feed and then sleeping until a night feed somewhere between 2am and 4am finally getting up sometime from 5am onwards.

DS2 is breastfed. We do bsth, jammies and feed at about 7.30/8pm but he shows no interest in going to sleep for anything other than a nap on me until after 10pm. Night feeds are erratic and getting him to sleep in his cot is proving very difficult. Is this just a different child? Should I be forcing the issue on bedtime and cot? Or am I doing the right thing by just letting him find his own way and his own routine?

Tumtitum Tue 20-Sep-16 10:25:30

My DD is now 7 months and stayed up with us (sleeping on us as watched tv) until she was about 3.5 months then we started doing "bedtime" originally around 9 and got it back to 7. I started from when she seemed to get naturally sleepy and then it started getting naturally earlier. I think BF babies are different as they want to cluster feed and their tummies are empty quicker

Artandco Tue 20-Sep-16 10:40:51

At 11 weeks mine both just napped in evening. Then we fed at 10-11pm and took to bed with us. They then woke maybe at 4-5am but half the time slept through until morning 7-8am.

I would rather they slept when we did that wake up more and early tbh, hence never tried 7pm bed

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