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My Napping 9 month old!

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itsmeharri Sat 21-Oct-17 17:03:50

Hi there everyone! New to the forum its my first post here so hope I've put this in the correct topic!

So my little one has never napped properly or gone to sleep on his own... (he also doesnt go down at night on his own and has never slept through the night! He was breastfeed only until 2 weeks ago when i introduced follow on milk as my supply has dipped die to pregnancy)

To get him to nap we go for a walk in the pram, take him out in the car or shush and carry him until he falls asleep! His body clock mostly (9 times out of 10) wakes him up 30 mins after he falls to sleep!

His routine now is wanting to nap 3 times a day...
* 1.5 hours after he wakes*
3 hours after that
* Again 3 hours later

Do any of you have any tips to get him to sleep for longer periods less times a day? Mu sister little one sleeps for 2 hours constant mid day... i know every kid is different of course!

Im 17 weeks pregnant with our next and would like to get him into more of a routine before baby comes along!

Sorry for the long one, hope someone can help!



Lozmatoz Sat 21-Oct-17 17:29:06

Some kids just don’t sleep. My 2 have been treated the same but dc2 gas always enjoyed her sleep and dc1 was much more reluctant.

If you feel happy to, you could try sleep training? You’ll crack him with 3 days to a week. But a lot of people don’t feel comfortable doing it.

itsmeharri Sat 21-Oct-17 17:32:25

Lozmatoz... is this crying it out?

FATEdestiny Sat 21-Oct-17 18:08:02

I wouod say that the way to tackle this is to ger baby going to sleep in the cot. In doing that, develop an in-cot settling method (say patting for example) and use that consistantly every time going to sleep. Always in the cot, always patting (or whatever).

It will take time and patience and certainly a load of crying too. At least initially. But you can stay there comforting throughout if you prefer.

Then you can have a consistant settling method that you can use to resettle baby back to sleep whilst in the cot, in order to lengthen naps.

silkpyjamasallday Sat 21-Oct-17 20:31:58

My DD still had three naps at that age, after the hell of a sleep regression at about ten months she dropped to two, first nap is about 2-2.5 hours after waking and could last up to two hours and the second in the afternoon about an hour after lunch and she would sleep for about an hour maybe more if it was a bad night. She slept through two nights on holiday when she was running about and eating more at 11 months but it hasn't been repeated yet at 13 months.

itsmeharri Sun 22-Oct-17 17:37:25

Thank you @silkpyjamasallday Hopefully little man is the same!

itsmeharri Sun 22-Oct-17 17:38:11

@FATEdestiny I will give this a go when we are back from holiday!

AnnaBegins Sun 22-Oct-17 17:50:08

I wouldn't worry too much, my DS was still having 3 naps at this age and started sleeping through at 1p months. If you would like to sleep train try the no cry sleep solution or the gentle sleep technique - no need for crying!

AnnaBegins Sun 22-Oct-17 17:50:52

Sorry that should read sleeping through at 10 months

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