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    Default 3 month old bedtime

    DD is 3 months old and settles really well during the day and overnight however bedtime is becoming exhausting. She settles to start with, goes into her bassinet and sleeps for about 5 - 10 mins (just long enough for DP and myself to start to relax) then she wakes and is hard to settle. This can go on for 30 mins to an hour and a half before she finally stays asleep. I'd say she somewhat self settles - she goes down drowsy but awake and drifts off pretty easily. She averages 1 to 1.5 hours awake time during the day and we stick to this at bedtime so as not to get overtired but it doesn't seem to work. We also have a 8 year old and 3 year old. Any suggestions what we can do to help her stay asleep in the early evening?

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    Oh and we have a bedtime routine that we are consistent with.

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    Does she swaddle? I found a swaddle suit an absolute saviour for our DD. She goes to bed and stays asleep until morning. At first she hated it but now she loves it and as soon as we put her in it she knows it's bed time and starts settling without us doing anything.

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    Yes, she wears a zip up swaddle and can suck on her fingers. We've tried with no luck to get her take a dummy.

    She can go to sleep fine, its just getting her to stay asleep in the first part of the evening that is not working. She wakes twice overnight and settles straight back to sleep and sleeps well during the day.

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    My DS used to do this and it drove us nuts but then one day he just got it and would stay asleep. I think just stay consistent with the routine and she'll get there

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    What time is bedtime?

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    My DS at 3 months had a little nap at 7 ish then went 'to bed' at 9pm - then one day his nap lasted until 1am so we moved his bed time routine to suit and he's been great at night ever since (but now we're smack bang in the middle of the 4 month regression so he's up a lot during the night)

    Hope it falls into place soon - they alway mix it up once you think you've got them sorted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Duck View Post
    What time is bedtime?
    Bedtime is usually around 8 but it depends on when her last nap was. General rule of thumb is 1 to 1.5 hours after waking from her last nap.

    I am hoping its one of those things we just have to ride out, then all of a sudden you notice they dont do it anymore. She is a very placid baby so sometimes I wonder if she just needs a bit of a grizzle to unwind at the end of the day.

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    It sounds like a lot of sleep in the day. Jealous!!
    Maybe try and keep her awake longer in the day?? I don't really know either
    Dd is 15 weeks
    She has only slept 1-2 hours max in the day since 6 weeks
    And sleeps 7.30pm to 9pm - we wake her. Then 11pm - 7/8am


 

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