DD is 4.5 months old and her sleep is going really well. She has two day sleeps at around 9 and 12 - the first is usually only one sleep cycle but the second one is 2-3 hours.
The problem is she won't go down for that third nap at 4/4.30. So she's awake 4 hours till bedtime (ie 2-6pm). It's ridiculous and she's too young to drop the third nap. I tried waking her from her lunchtime sleep early today and still no luck.
How can I manage this? Please don't suggest sling, carrier, car or pram as she only sleeps in her bed.
Super overtired baby is no fun
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14-05-2013 17:03 #1
4.5 month old dropping third nap?
14-05-2013 19:04 #2
14-05-2013 19:12 #3
Mine dropped her 3rd nap around that age, I just followed her lead she quite clearly did not want it lol.
Yeah she was grumpy and needed lots o late afternoon attention and had early bedtime for about a week then she was fine.
She's dropped her 2nd sleep early too, she stopped just before 10 months and now does 3 hours a day from 10.30/11am.
Sorry no advice really. I just followed her lead. Dd was very different to DS who did 2 naps up until 14 months.
14-05-2013 19:32 #4
My DD was the same, so I moved the second nap to 1/1.30, so she gets up about 2.30 / 3
You could try the same....
16-05-2013 19:00 #5
What's your dd total day sleep?
You could just move her second nap back or bedtime forward till it settles down.
16-05-2013 20:55 #6
Her total sleep is 3/4 hours. So plenty. I think I might have figured it out though. She normally does 45 min in the morning then 2/3 hours at lunch. If I can get two catnaps in at say 9 and 12 she will then go down at 2.30 and sleep till 5. Then bed at 7. So just had to tweak her routine a bit.
30-05-2013 06:11 #7
Did the day tweaking work out?
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01-06-2013 11:05 #8
Sometimes R&A. It's all over the place. Just going to go with it for now.
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