+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked
    3
    Reviews
    0

    Default Bedtime for 3-6 month olds?

    What time do you put your baby down for their 'long sleep'. My bub is nearly 4 months old and usually goes down anywhere between 8 and 9. Just wondering if i should be conscious of starting to put him to bed earlier to set up a routine for when he's older.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    73
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    11
    Reviews
    0
    Our DS is almost 6 months and we put him down at night between 7:30-8pm. He wakes up between 6am and 7:30am.

    We'll probably continue to have his bed time around that as earlier doesn't work for us. He sleeps well over night (waking 1-2 times at the moment) and takes around 3 naps through the day (total 3-4 hours) so he's getting between 13 and 15 hours of sleep in a 24 hours period.

    We figure if he's happy, alert, sleeping and feeding well then we'll just continue doing what we're doing!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    215
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked
    98
    Reviews
    3
    My did is 5 months and this is our routine, I was initially putting her to bed at about 7, but was too late for her.

    7am wake up feed play
    8.30am nap for 1 hour
    9.30 feed, solids, play
    11.30 nap for 1 hour
    12.30 feed solids play
    2.30 nap for 1 hour
    3.30 feed play
    5.15 bath feed bed about 5.45
    10.30 dream feed

    It does differ some days, but this is generally what suits her.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    6,879
    Thanks
    5,206
    Thanked
    3,905
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Dd1s bedtime has been 7.30-8pm since 8wks old. Dd2 has a 6.30-7pm bedtime since the day she was born.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    3,508
    Thanks
    878
    Thanked
    1,137
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    DS is 5 mths and goes to bed at 7pm. He has had this routine for a couple of months now. Suits us as our older toddler is also in bed then and it's nice to have some non-child time! I have considered trying to move it later though as DS seems to be up for the day between 5am and 5.30am which is a little early!! We are still trying to convince him to sleep a bit longer overnight.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    618
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    98
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    My boy is 3.5 months old... He goes to bed around 6.30 most nights... Earlier if he needs it or a bit later if he napped late. He does anywhere from 8-11 hrs in a row so if he is up early it's okay coz I go to bed early ( once the big boy is asleep)

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    1,424
    Thanks
    297
    Thanked
    183
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    7, he's been pulling it back to. 6:30 for the last week due to horrible day sleeps.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    5,005
    Thanks
    1,052
    Thanked
    3,524
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    6.30/7pm here - usually closer to 6.30

  9. #9
    harvs's Avatar
    harvs is offline Winner 2014 - Spirit of BubHub Award
    Winner 2016 - Member you'd most like to meet
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    10,222
    Thanks
    6,504
    Thanked
    16,612
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 9/4/15Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 2/4/15Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 19/3/15Busiest Member of the Week200 Posts in a week
    Most days my 6 month old is asleep between 5.30 and 6.30, unless I let him have a long nap in mid-afternoon which I will do if he's overtired. If that's the case, he sleeps between 7 and 8. He wakes for the day at 5.30-6am, no matter when he went down.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    889
    Thanks
    219
    Thanked
    746
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    My 3 month old goes to bed at about 5-5.30pm and sleeps till roughly 5-6am with one (sometimes 2) wakeup a night for a bottle. He seems happy with that time and I quite like the early start to the day as I can have a shower and coffee before my 5 year old gets up.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Routines for 5 month olds
    By Mum2Ruairi in forum Babies (3 - 6 months)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-10-2012, 17:47
  2. Set bedtime for a 3 month old?
    By Janey2012 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-09-2012, 20:44
  3. Question about 5 month olds
    By 2BlueBirds in forum Babies (3 - 6 months)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 17-07-2012, 07:51

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
Innovations Sports PhysiotherapyWomen’s Health Physios who are able to assess and treat a wide range of Pregnancy and Post Natal Issues. We offer ...
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›