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    Default At what age did your bub find their own pattern?

    Baby number 3 is 9 weeks old. And I cannot remember what age my other two found their own initial pattern of having three naps a day....morning, afternoon and cat nap before bed. She's still usually sleeping in short blocks and waking (or being woken!) after a short time and needing to get back to sleep again quickly as she's still tired. I can't predict her sleep at all.

    I know she's still very young, and I'm not one for needing to get into a routine straight away, ive always let my babies find their own pattern....but it would be useful to know at what age your bub developed their own routine. Because I feel like I spend most of my day getting her to sleep!

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    Default At what age did your bub find their own pattern?

    Subbing. Dd2 is 14 weeks and we are still not in a solid routine and I can't remember anything about the baby months lol.

    I recall at 6 months it was substantially easier as dd1 wasn't catnapping any more and at 8 months we dropped to 2 naps and our routine was solid.

    Eta: it doesn't make it easy though with a toddler.... Wanting things when you're trying to put bubs down, waking them up lol
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    My baby number 3 is 12 weeks old and is kind of in a rhythm. He goes down for the night between 6 and 7 and tends to wake for the day between 6 and 7 in the morning. He does a long stint (5 hrs or so) at the start of the night and then wakes every couple of hrs after that.

    Days are a little more unpredictable given that he is the third. I put him down for his first nap about an hr after he wakes and he sleeps for about an hr. The rest of the day is all over the place as school drop offs/pick ups make it hard.

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    My ds is almost 6 months and I'm still not seeing any pattern to his sleeps. It doesn't help that I have to wake him up for dd's kindy drop off and pick ups.

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    LMS- yep! Always when I'm trying to get her to sleep my other two want something. So bub keeps being woken! It takes several attempts to actually put her down to sleep..She normally wakes as soon as her head touches the bassinet!

    Barnaby, oh a bedtime would be nice! I have to carry her around while trying to get my other two to bed. She dozes in my arms a lot. Makes it very hard to get them to bed! She's not settling for the night until about 8:30-9:30. We co sleep as it's just the easiest way for me to get some sleep! She wakes every couple of hours for a feed. And yes the school run is hard when she's over tired and really needs to stay home and sleep!!

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    Baby number 3 is now 5mths and having 3 naps a dat

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    I took DS to sleep school and established a routine at 15/16 weeks. He was a horrible sleeper from the start. They wanted 2 hours sleep and 2 awake at that age but he never did sleep that long; ever. So I tweaked it to follow his natural nap time of 1.5 hours and 2 awake. Sorry, I know this was not about finding his own rhythm but I don't know that my DS ever would have. So I gently helped him find it and it worked well for him.

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    My first found her routine at 8w when her collic settled and zhe sstarted sleeping through (only ever 3x15-20min naps at that age).

    My 2nd took way longer and I think having to fit around his school age big sister's routine was part of the problem. It was around 16w but he would have 4 naps most days (poor night sleeper ).

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    DS1 around 8 weeks he was sleeping 10-6 overnight and 3 naps of between 1-2 hours during the day.

    DS2 never. At 3 he still falls asleep and wakes at completely random times.

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