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Shorter naps lead to better night time sleep ??(2 Posts)
My baby girl is 10 months old. I noticed she never sleeps longer than 9 hours 30 minutes at night time.
I have also noticed that if I put her to bed at 7 pm she will wake up 9:30 minutes later. If I put her to bed at 8-8:30 pm it's the same. Any later than 8:30 pm her night sleep is affected and she wakes up at 2 or 3 am.
In any case, I have also noticed that if her naps are shorter in the day, she sleeps better at night time. Is this normal ? The last few days she had only 45 minutes or so in the morning and in the afternoon and she slept through from 8:30 pm until 6 am.
Then yesterday she had her full 3 hours of napping and she woke up at 4:15 am. She went to bed at 8:15 pm. How can I make this girl sleep from 7-8 pm until 7 am in the morning ??
Her awake times are - 3 hours after waking up in the morning she goes for a nap. Then she's awake for another 3 hours and goes for nap 2. Between nap 2 and bedtime I leave around 4 hours. Her waking and nap times are more or less the same. But there are two distinct patterns- wakes at 4-5 has a bottle and sleeps until 7 -8am. Or doesn't wake at 4-5 and wakes at 6-6:30 am and gets ready for the day.
Any advice appreciated !
I think it's more about how the naps are distributed. When mine were down to 2 naps, I kept the morning one at a set 45mins and woke them. Then at 12/12.30 they would go down for their second nap but I would only wake them if they were still asleep at 3. Usually they woke at 2.30.
I kept bedtime the same regardless as I knew they would be awake from 3 at the latest that afternoon.