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    Default Cat napping

    My DD is almost 6 months old & used to be a great night sleeper but has always only catnapped during the day. She is still ok at night, only wakes once for a bottle & usually goes straight back to sleep with minimal fuss (used to sleep through before the 4 month sleep regression). Her cat napping during the day has gone from 45 mins to 30 mins & she often seems to be tired mostly as the day goes on, I have tried resettling but no matter what I do she will not go back to sleep after that first 30 mins. I have tried the babybliss methods & that didnt help her at all. She self settles to sleep for her naps with only minimal grumbling most of the time, if she gets upset I either pat her to sleep or rock her but she only needs this occasionally. Does anyone have any advice on catnapping? Is there something I should be doing to help her sleep longer? Should I be worried or will she just grow out of it in time?
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    Hi there. I don't have any advice but just wanted to let you know my boy is 6 months old today and he's doing exactly the same thing as your bub. He used to sleep well day and night, now he wakes for a feed between 10 pm and 2 am, is a bit unsettled overnight, and during the day he's been having naps of 20-40 mins. He does have a bad cough/cold and may also be teething, though.

    i think my first boy went through a similar thing around this age and the sleeping pattern was a bit rocky for a few months, but by the end of his first year things had improved quite a lot. So hang in there - hopefully this phase will pass!

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    Thanks tikigirl. It's good to know DD isn't the only one who does this.

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    My dd is 6 months and also going through the same, she only catnaps for about 30 mins 2-3 times a day :-( I'm off to another sleep school tomorrow, it will be our 4th try! I always need to rock her to sleep only takes me about 5 mins but today she didn't want a barr of it... So don't stress you're not alone :-)

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    Have you ladies tried introducing solids yet? If they were previously good sleepers and suddenly waking more, particularly at night, they could be hungry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesca77 View Post
    Have you ladies tried introducing solids yet? If they were previously good sleepers and suddenly waking more, particularly at night, they could be hungry.
    Hi pesca, yes dd has 3 meals a day so is definitely not hungry, she's a chubba lol

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    Also she is fine for night she sleeps 12 hours (5pm-5am) and gets herself to sleep then, its during the day that I struggle with as because shes so tired she starts her bedtime way too early and I can't stretch her out

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    Hi pesca, we have started solids the last couple of weeks, it's a bit hit & miss still. Somedays she eats the whole bowl & other days she doesn't want a bar of it. Doesn't seem to make any difference to her sleep at this stage, on two meals a day.

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    Olismumma, I hope the sleep school is helpful for you today.

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    Hi elleybelly, What time's are you putting her down for her "naps"?
    How long ar you keeping her up between those naps?
    Could you share what your routine is like on a normal day?


 

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