When should I try for an earlier ‘bedtime’? 7 week old

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Pipperleen Sun 22-Nov-20 09:17:02

Hi everyone,

My 7 week old is a good night-sleeper. She goes down around 1030pm and will often either wake up once or sleep through until 8am.
I am more than aware that this may all change, believe me I am counting my blessings.

She gets really ratty and a bit sad in the evening and I was wondering whether I should be trying to put her down earlier (7/730?) and then expecting more night wake ups.

Any advice or thoughts would be appreciated! I’m just wanting her to be a bit happier in the evenings and not get as stressed out if that’s at all possible.

Thanks for reading.

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Missmonkeypenny Sun 22-Nov-20 09:19:05

Assuming she's still in the room with you at all times for her sleep, I think that's amazing for such a young baby and id leave her to it!

BendingSpoons Sun 22-Nov-20 09:22:56

Personally I found bedtime gradually got earlier and it wasn't a particularly conscious thing. Mine tended to cluster feed and doze for a while in the evenings. I would put them down in the moses basket beside me (or just cuddle them) and not really know if they were having a power nap or down for the night! Does your baby have a late nap? I would assume with a 10.30 bedtime she needs a nap at 7/8ish.

Lucy830 Sun 22-Nov-20 09:30:09

My baby was like this and fell into a natural routine of going to bed around 7/7.30pm around 12 weeks.

He’s 8 months now and goes to bed at 7.30pm with a bottle and then another bottle at 11.30pm. He then sleeps until 7.30am.

I found he just sort of naturally fall into it. If I tried to enforce a bedtime before that age, he became very stressed. I just sort of went with the flow and it happened gradually.

Lucy830 Sun 22-Nov-20 09:31:28


Pipperleen Sun 22-Nov-20 10:02:18

Yes, I think she needs a nap around 7/8 too but she’s a dozer really in the day, probably because she is sleeping well at night.

Lucy, that’s good to hear about your little one. Sounds like they are similar. I have tried to enforce bedtime but she’s not having it. As a PP said I might just treat earlier as a nap for now and see what happens.

Thanks for your thoughts, very much appreciated.

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