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What's their sleep schedule like? ღ.ღ.ღ 3 kids; South Carolina 7316 posts
5th Apr '13

My DD is 9 months and she hasn't really had a sleep schedule but since she got sick she sleeps during the day and is up all night. I try to keep her up longer during the day but it's impossible. Or if i let her take a nap and then try to wake her she doesn't wake up or she'll cry the whole time she's awake. How did you start your LO on a sleep schedule? She slept right until she got sick a few weeks ago and since then i haven't been able to get her back to the way she was sleeping.

Faith Newbauer 3 kids; Everett, Washington 301 posts
5th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ღ.ღ.ღ:</b>" My DD is 9 months and she hasn't really had a sleep schedule but since she got sick she sleeps during ... [snip!] ... slept right until she got sick a few weeks ago and since then i haven't been able to get her back to the way she was sleeping."</blockquote>




My 15 month old & 3 y/o is 9-9 every night. Has been sense they were each 8 months old. Also, my friends baby who I watch over night often will sleep 9pm-12pm sleeping all night started when they moved to their own room

M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1571 posts
5th Apr '13

LO has a set schedule that he set himself :) he wakes up around 7-8AM and his nap times are 930, 1130, 130, 330, 530 and goes to bed around 630-730



LO is 3 months old. To get him on a sleep schedule, I just wrote down his sleepy times, and watched when he would yawn for a week straight. Then I realized when he needed to sleep. :)

lil*Mama*Bear 2 kids; Veneta, Oregon 4957 posts
5th Apr '13

I have a 17mo. That I didn't worry about schedule till about a year. I let him chose his own. Then when I decided it was time,( he couldn't be sick or cutting a tooth because that would make it a battle) we just started offering the same things at or closer to the time we wanted that part of the day to be. So lunch, same time, dinner same time, bath, quiet time, etc. until it matched the schedule I would like. Naps are still on his time sometimes he fights the sleep and I don't fight him but bed time almost always 8 and he wakes us up almost always at 730. My daughter is 4m and she has a pretty good night schedule too. Bed at 8 up closer to 9 but wakes for night feeds. Idk if I helped or if I am too tired to make sense.

Belle. { 32 weeks } Due February 14 (boy); 1 child; Alberta 5268 posts
5th Apr '13

My son sleeps from 8pm-8am and then has 4 one hour naps throughout the day.

ღ.ღ.ღ 3 kids; South Carolina 7316 posts
5th Apr '13
Quoting lil*Mama*Bear
lil*Mama*Bear 2 kids; Veneta, Oregon 4957 posts
6th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ღ.ღ.ღ:</b>" Actually that did, i'm not really worried about her being on a set schedule i just don't want her up ... [snip!] ... Hell if she'd just go back to her sleeping when she was going to bed about 11pm and waking up about 9am i wouldn't care."</blockquote>




Having a lot of the same routine helps them to know "okay its time for such and such" it helps with fussiness because they don't worry so much about what's gonna happen next.

twingals 2 kids; Ontario 600 posts
6th Apr '13

My twins are 9 months.



Their schedule is (approx):
7pm-6am sleep
9-10:30 nap
1-2:30 nap
every once in a while someone falls asleep around 4 for 30-60 mins too



Mine were sick over the last 3 weeks and were waking at 5am! It was killing me! We started putting them to bed about 20 mins earlier for the last few nights and got just past 6am this morning. Counter-intuitive, but it seems to work.



I think you should focus on the first morning nap, getting it to fall at a somewhat predictable time. I find it sets the tone for the rest of the day. I try to keep the girls up until as close to 9am as I can even when they wake up early to try to keep the schedule going. Then the next nap falls at the normal time and bedtime too.

ღ.ღ.ღ 3 kids; South Carolina 7316 posts
6th Apr '13
Quoting twingals:" My twins are 9 months. Their schedule is (approx): 7pm-6am sleep 9-10:30 nap 1-2:30 nap every once in ... [snip!] ... can even when they wake up early to try to keep the schedule going. Then the next nap falls at the normal time and bedtime too."


Yeah our schedule is kinda weird since i have to take and pick up DH from work and that's about 9:30pm and 7am. So my older two are in bed no later than 10 and for a while DD would be asleep around 11 we'd get up at 6:30 and she'd take a 2 hour nap, another nap around 1 and then a 15-30 minute nap around 8pm. Which worked for us. I'm hoping that since she slept a good bit last night she's setting herself back on a schedule. She's napping right now so hopefully i can get us all back on schedule since spring break i just haven't really cared and we slept all day yesterday lol.