- Laura said...
Hi! I really need some advice. I'm having a lot of trouble getting my 8 week old baby back into a routine. He was consistently eating/wake/sleep every 3 hours and would nap for 2 hours each cycle. Then he had his 6 week growth spurt which lasted a week - he was eating every 2 hours and his naps were unpredictable. Then the next week (last week) we went away for a week and he didn't have much routine (other than eating every 3 hours) then either. Now we're home again and he's eating every 3 hours but I can't figure out when he needs to nap. Sometimes i"ll put him down at 45 minutes and he'll sleep till the next feeding, but usually he'll wake up after an hour, which means there's still another hour before his next feeding. His naptimes are so messed up right now and I really don't know what to do. From what I've read in BW and Baby whisperer, it shouldn't be this difficult, should it? Have you written a post on getting back into a rountine? I couldn't find one. Do you have any advice? Thank you!
October 18, 2008 3:34 PM
Laura, usually when they wake early it means they had too long of a waketime, but you would think 45 minutes would be short enough for an 8 week old. See these two posts for help:
Establishing Consistency--Make Sacrifices: http://babywisemom.blogspot.com/2008/02/establish-consistencymake-sacrifices.html
Getting a Consistent Schedule: http://babywisemom.blogspot.com/2008/01/getting-consistent-schedule.html
October 22, 2008 12:10 PM
- Nicole Viola said...
I was wondering if you give a more detailed one as she's about the same age as my daughter. I've always liked to compare schedules with other babywise moms to see how they do it, plus I'm still struggling a little with her going to sleep quickly at naptime (bedtime is fine). Or maybe you have a link to a previous post that would help me out here, as I'm still relatively new to your blog.Thanks a lot! I really appreciate all your tips, etc!
May 6, 2008 5:36 PM
Here are a couple of links to sample schedules: Sample Schedules : http://babywisemom.blogspot.com/2008/03/sample-schedules.html
Sample Schedules: One Year and Up : http://babywisemom.blogspot.com/2008/03/sample-schedules-one-year-and-up.html
For going to sleep quickly, that is going to be a matter of finding the right timing for her nap. You don't want too little or too much waketime. See: Waketime: Length, Extending, and Calculating: http://babywisemom.blogspot.com/2008/02/waketime-length-extending-and.html
May 7, 2008 1:59 PM