Ive been recently told by a "friend" that my baby is not in a routine and this is why she has been sleeping late.. And things would be so much easier if we had a better routine that I need to stick to.. I said I wont wake her up just because, if we dont have to go out etc.
Background is baby born small, spent some time in NICU and SCN for feeding issue and Jaundice. Birth weight 5 pound 10 ounces..
She has been gaining weight and growing well, she is now 4.750 Kilos and just into 3 O clothes. She has 5 feeds a day of 150 ml sometimes less formula feed baby. She is not on percentile charts for height or weight..
We start the day when she wakes up... If we dont have anywhere to go..
If its an early wake up, its back to bed until at least 8 am...
Lately she has been sleeping until 9.30 am or today 8:15 am
We do the eat, play sleep routine.. She has no set bed time, as I cant let her miss a feed so sometimes its 10.30 she is having her last bottle..
She has a bath in the evening around 6 pm as a playtime thing... She loves her bath.. Her last sleep of the day is reduced now for about 1 hour.
She sleeps through the night, she dropped the night feed at around 8 weeks old.. I tried to feed her and she did not want it, and was cranky for being woken up..
What should I be doing with her ?? Do you wake babies up because they are sleeping too late..
thank you and sorry for the essay..