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Jasquers Fri 24-Mar-17 12:57:07

My son will be 4 months on Sunday. I think he is ready to drop from 4-3 naps as his naps are becoming longer and Im struggling to fit a 4th nap in-sometimes this occurs at 530 and I curb the nap at 6pm. Bedtime around 7.30-8pm.
This morning he slept for 2 hours until 1030 (I woke him). Lunchtime nap started at 1215. Should I limit this to let him have 2 more shorter naps before bed. If I don't he will have around 5 hours sleep a day. Is this too much? Will it impact on his nightime sleep? So, if goes to bed at 7pm, will he be awake at 5am? And then need more daytime sleep to see him through?
He can barely stay awake 90mins-2 hours between naps.
What are your 4 month olds doing?

FATEdestiny Fri 24-Mar-17 13:23:19

It's not too much. Children/babies can't have too much sleep. Getting plenty of sleep is very important.

Having a solid block of sleep at night is important though, which is why naps after 5.30pm are not a great idea.

What you don't mention is what time he wakes in the morning? If you are getting two hour naps, I would work on a 2 hour awake time routine too. So, for example:

7am wake
9am nap
11am wake
1pm nap
3pm wake
5pm power nap - wake by 5.30
7.30pm bedtime

If he isn't liking ťhe short nap at teatime, I would stretch the awake time over lunchtime and reduce to 2 nap days. For example 9am nap until at least 11am and then 2pm nap until at least 4pm.

Jasquers Fri 24-Mar-17 13:35:58

Thanks for that!
He was awake at 7am this morning but struggles to stay awake for more than 1.5 hours first thing. So slept 830-1030.
Today will probably go something like this:
830-1030
1220-220
415-5
Bed for 7.

Does this sound about right?

FATEdestiny Fri 24-Mar-17 13:55:07

Looks absolutely fine to me. Exactly what I'd do.

Don't worry about to much sleep. The more sleep the better.

Jasquers Fri 24-Mar-17 15:14:32

Well, he woke at 2pm. Do I push him to 4 and hope he has at least 45 mins and bedtime 645pm. Or put him down for 2 cat naps at 345 and 545 with a bedtime of 745/8pm. I think I know the answer....

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