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    Mine resists any sort of day sleeps at all... we've been to day stay etc and all they could say was that she was one of the most determined babies they'd met..! She sleeps from 7pm ish (sometimes later - 10pmish) through to somewhere between 8 and 11am and then if she naps at all during the day it's 20mins max.

    We don't have a routine, it's all baby led etc and she does her own thing. She has lots of tired signs, and i know the really early ones too, but whenever you catch her she won't sleep. I won't do CIO/CC, I don't believe in it and short of drugging her/knocking her over the head we've tried everything else. We're now basically going with it to see what happens. She does have the occasional day where she sleeps almost all day as well so we're just accepting that's her.

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    Hi All. Thanks for all the feed back. I have come to the conclusion with my DD being the second child she just has to fit in with what we do as we have preschool runs three times a week. when she is at home its easy but when we are on she just have to sleep where she can. yes it makes sometimes for an interesting afternoon and some times a cuddle to go to sleep. But she is sleeping 7pm to 6-6.30 over night depending on when she has her last feed for the night. Plod1608 perhaps her day time sleeps are too long and maybe increase the wake time? just a thought I know its a lot for a 3 month old but maybe just do a wake time of 2 hours for maybe one or two of the sleeps and then she can make it up in other sleeps. Hope it is all sorting itself out.

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    My DD is 3.5 months and is generally awake for around 2 hours before she starts to grizzle. Mind you she feeds (breastfeeding) about every two hours during the day. We loosely follow "eat, play, sleep" but don't have a strict day routine. She will generally only sleep 40 minutes to an hour 3 times a day. I stick to a night time routine of bath around 5:30pm, feed at 6ish and bed at 6:30pm. Some nights she might wake around 10 for a quick feed then sleep until 6am. If she doesn't have the late evening feed we generally meet again around 3 and she will sleep until 7ish.

    My only advice would be to follow your babies cue's and do whatever works for you guys. Happy mummies = happy babies! Good luck xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzz View Post
    I think that 2 hour seems a long time as well, if my 3 1/2 month old was awake that long she'd be very cranky, get overtired and be harder to settle and wouldn't necessarily sleep longer.

    So how long is your DD sleeping for during the day? Mine only sleeps 40-45 mins about 5 times a day. It's seems to suit her well although I wish she'd sleep longer!
    My DD only cat naps like that too, but I'm lucky if I get her to sleep 3 times during the day. Do you feed your little one in between each nap? What times does she usually nap? Does she go down easily?

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    My DD is just 4 months and only sleep 40-45 mins around 5 times a day too! We've had some good days in the past where she will have a 1.5-2hr nap but that does not happen every day. At the moment I am slowly changing her feeds from 2hrly to 3hrly in hope that she will go longer at night without a feed (we bedshare and she wakes often). She will stay awake max 1.5hrs during the day and then will start to get grizzly so I will put her down and she generally goes down easily (I rock her to sleep). If I try to put her down too early, it ends up being a BIG struggle so I always try to wait until she has been awake for 1.5hrs unless of course she is very obviously ready for bed before that.

    There is no way she would stay awake for 2hrs without screaming the house down with over-tiredness.


 

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