No matter how hard I try I can't seem to get her to go down for her night sleep until 9pm.
I bath at 530pm, boob and book and she will sleep for 1-1.5hrs only then wake and I've tried resettling her over and over and she just won't go back to sleep!
Any tips I could try?
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30-05-2013 19:41 #1
8 month old wont go down for the night till 9pm!
30-05-2013 19:46 #2
Just wondering what her day sleep routine is like?
30-05-2013 19:56 #3
What time does she wake from her last nap of the day? If you start the routine at 5:30 when do you put her down?
it sounds like she's not tired enough to sleep well at night.
30-05-2013 19:59 #4
She will sleep for 1.5-2hrs.
She then usually wants another sleep around 2pm for 1hr. Come 530pm (bath time) she is very tired and cranky, this is where she will only nap again and not go down for the night.
She isn't in a routine as such, I just go off her tired signs but clearly something's not working. Even when she is in family daycare two days a week her sleeps are different times due to her not wanting to sleep much cause there's to much going on and still I can't seem to get her down for the night before then.
30-05-2013 20:25 #5
I found that I had to keep a diary of when my DD went to sleep and woke up as I went by what I thought were her tired signs, but I realised after a week of doing that, i was putting her down too soon. so I was able to keep her up a bit longer in between her wake up and first nap and second nap.
It sounds like she could possibly stay awake longer than she has been....?
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31-05-2013 22:30 #6
I am in exactly the same boat, 8 month old DD has taken to a 10 or 11pm bedtime for the past week. I also just follow tired signs during the day. Has your bub always done this late bedtime?
01-06-2013 02:31 #7
What about your dd? Has she done this for awhile? 10-11pm is so much later! You must be exhausted
01-06-2013 07:23 #8
I had the same issue with DD, my theory was that she thought that early sleep was a nap and not 'nightime sleep'.
I also found that she needed more than 2 day sleeps if she was sleeping less than 1.30 hours, so try to get your bubba down around 4 pm, even if she doesn't sleep some quiet time, maybe in a rocker with some soft music.
Worked for DD so hope it helps
oh just thought of this but how about milk before bed? does she have any? formula? I started to give DD a bottle with formula before bed and it definitely helps, warms her up, its relaxing takes away the thirsty hungry, its not for everyone, I was very reluctant as she was breastfed but I dont see any ill effects and I get to spend the evening with DH and sleep through the night!
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