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Old Oct 15th, 2008, 04:41 AM   21
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Bexy having a 3 hour nap will not mess her routine as long as it isn't close to her bed time
She is still only little so need lots of sleep
She has 3 half hour naps not a 3 hour one lol sorry, must've wrote it wrong! She usually has one at half 10 or 11, then 3ish then around 5. Maybe I should bath her when she wakes up from her last one. I'm starting her on baby rice too. I tried some on sunday and she was out like a light, woke at 4am then 10 to 10 the next morning! But last 2 days I've been up to my eyes in it and haven't had chance to give her any more. I don't know whether it's coincidence that she slept well that one time, she just wakes up for food really, but only bits at a time like she's topping herself up which is why I'm weaning so early as she is never satisfied. I'm going to start properly today. Would it be best to give her the rice around lunch or dinner time? I'm only giving her a bowl a day for a while
Righto what i would do is let her have her sleep around 9/10
I would give her a little rice with her lucnh bottle then have a nap then then maybe a mid afternoon one

with mine thay have always gone to bed between 6.30 and 7.30 so i would try not to let her sleep past 4.30 as that could mess it up slightly

But like i say she is only tiny still so this might not work, but persevere hun

I found the best way of getting in to any sort of routine would be to write down naps and bottle times and just tweak their own natural routine



 
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Old Oct 15th, 2008, 04:43 AM   22
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Torria to be honest i don't think you can have much of a routine before 3 months, it's easier to play it by ear
Thank you! You have just made me so relieved. I've been at myself coz Savannah doesn't have a routine yet
Oh my goodness please don't stress about getting to a routine so quickly you'll just tire yourself out and feel crappy



 
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Old Oct 15th, 2008, 04:43 AM   23
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Thanks. 99% of the time she is asleep by 8-8.30. But her sleeping pattern is NEVER consistent. No one night is the same which is the thing that's worst about it. I will try and I guess I'll have to persevere! I just hope I find something that works!



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Old Oct 15th, 2008, 04:44 AM   24
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Sarah88- Don't even try for a routine as your baby is way too young. It will only stress you out. Let Savannah get herself into a sort of routine and then you'll know it's time to start trying. I'm still sorting out dd's and she's 3.5 months!

Having said that, I just took away the nightime bath and changed it to the morning. She loves her baths, but as soon as you take her out and get a nappy on her, she gets so angry and she'll cry and cry unless she's bfing. So have only last night changed her routine to a massage and change, bottle, bf if she needs it, then bed. I'm trying to get a book in there, but last night she wasn't having any of it as she was so tired. At least she didn't cry. She didn't sleep any better, and was awake at 11, 1:30, 4:30-5:30 and then 6, but she went down without crying.



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Old Oct 15th, 2008, 04:45 AM   25
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Lola-Rose has what I call a 'starter' routine.

I don't understand.She has a lot of energy and is active during the day,I make sure she doesn't nap long in the day.She falls asleep like a log at around 10.30 after the bedtime setting and STILL she doesn't sleep through the night!
And the thing is that it's so easily to put her down for the first time and then when she wakes up at 3a.m. I have to put her in bed with me so she'd fall asleep!

I know she's little but I just don't GET it!



 
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Lola-Rose has what I call a 'starter' routine.

I don't understand.She has a lot of energy and is active during the day,I make sure she doesn't nap long in the day.She falls asleep like a log at around 10.30 after the bedtime setting and STILL she doesn't sleep through the night!
And the thing is that it's so easily to put her down for the first time and then when she wakes up at 3a.m. I have to put her in bed with me so she'd fall asleep!

I know she's little but I just don't GET it!
Same here, it's so frustrating!!



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Thanks, I just keep hearing of all these ladies having a routine. Pretty much all Savannah has to know it's bedtime is I swaddle her, which I don't do at all during the day. I figure that 10 is way too late to have a bath.



 
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I need help with putting her to bed though, as I posted in the other thread. DD only wants me to put her to sleep. This is terrible as it means my DH comes home to have a cuddle and she's so tired, she screams with him. It doesn't happen at any other time during the day, only when she's tired at night. We let her cry it out with him the other night and it took nearly 20 minutes. He just held her and rocked her. Then we tried again a couple of nights later and it took about 10 minutes. Unfortunately he gets home so late sometimes, it's not consistent, but should we just keep letting her cry with him? Or should I go in and give them both a break and comfort her? This is becoming a big problem!



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18 months?! I usually bath Grace in the morning but maybe I'll start at night instead
I bath Jake at night just before i put him to bed i find it really settles him xx



 
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Old Oct 15th, 2008, 06:08 AM   30
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Just thought i'd share Caitlyn's routine with you it may help?

She wakes up about 8:30am and has half a bottle, gets dressed and has the other half. She is awake about 30mins before having a nap for about 1 hour.

She has another bottle at about 1ish. Naps from about 2:30-4:30. Has a bottle and a play/jump/whatever she fancies.

USUALLY has a little nap at 6. If not, we usually keep her awake til 8 which is when she has a bath. After her bath she gets a massage with E45 cream. Jammies on then has her bottle and then asleep by 9pm. She has been in this routine from 6 weeks old and she has slept through the night from 6 weeks old.

I am expecting her to start waking in the night when the teeth come through and when I start weaning her. But with the routine I have found that she doesn't make any fuss when she is going down for the night. During the day she is fussy trying to get her to nap, she doesn't like to miss anything! Because of Bath Bottle and Bed she knows when it's time to go to sleep as the same thing happens every night.

Wish you all luck in getting a good night's sleep!



 
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