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.
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16-04-2013 13:55 #1Junior Member
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Bedtime for 3-6 month olds?
16-04-2013 14:46 #2Member
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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!
16-04-2013 17:49 #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.
16-04-2013 17:53 #4
Dd1s bedtime has been 7.30-8pm since 8wks old. Dd2 has a 6.30-7pm bedtime since the day she was born.
16-04-2013 18:07 #5
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.
16-04-2013 18:19 #6
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)
16-04-2013 20:01 #7
7, he's been pulling it back to. 6:30 for the last week due to horrible day sleeps.
16-04-2013 20:05 #8
6.30/7pm here - usually closer to 6.30
16-04-2013 20:07 #9
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.
16-04-2013 20:10 #10Senior Member
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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.
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