5 month old goes to bed between 10pm-11pm

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Foodx123 Mon 30-Nov-20 23:28:17

Hi! smile

My little girl has always gone to bed late despite us trying to get her to sleep earlier. However, it's coming up to 5 months now and I hear of other babies going down at 7pm. Her cousin who's the same age goes to bed at 6:30 in his own cot and even self soothes himself. Can't help but feel a bit upset that my lg doesn't. I've tried to get her into a routine, bath, book, bed but she's just too hyper. She wakes up quite late too. Anywhere between 7:30 and as late as 10:30am. Can I get her up earlier or is that a no no?

I just don't know what to do anymore. She hates her snuzpod and will cry if she's in it. Im exclusively bf her so she falls asleep in my bed and doesn't like to be moved. My partner works nights so I guess she's gotten used to his side of the bed which I know is my fault but she's always hated her snuzpod. When my partners home at weekends we don't have any time together because she's up so late and naturally by 11pm we both want to go to sleep. I'm stuck on what to do. I'd love to be able to have my evenings back. Does this get better? Advice would be amazing thank you

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SmartyPants0 Mon 30-Nov-20 23:38:59

I would take it slow and move her bed time back an hour each week and wake her up earlier at the same time every day and try to stop naps after 4pm

LucyLucyT Tue 01-Dec-20 15:58:12

Having similar issues with my little girl who is 4.5 months, still having to breastfeed or rock to sleep and she won't go down until about 9-9:30pm most evenings. I usually then do a dream feed around midnight when we go to bed and she'll stay down until about 7-8am.
My other issue is she doesn't sleep in the day unless it's after a feed and I leave her on my lap. I have her sitting with me now, could see she is tired, put her in her Moses basket with Ewan dream sheep in but she wakes up even more! She has reflux which doesn't help.
Hope things get a bit better for you @Foodx123

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