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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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Giveaway–Last Day To Enter!

Any links to Amazon are affiliate links.

This is a friendly reminder that today is your last day to enter for a chance to win something from KnottedWear! If you have no idea what I am talking about, or you do and want to enter, see this post. You can enter until 11:59 tonight MST!

valplowman

Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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4 Comments

  1. Dave and Elaine
    January 22, 2010 / 9:52 PM

    Hello! I am desperate!!!! PLEASE help me as soon as you can!!My daughter will be 8 months old next week and I have yet to be able to get her on consistent predictable daily schedule. We have the routine down, but NOT a schedule and I am SO frustrated!! I just want her to eat/sleep at the same time every day! It would make life so much easier and I could better plan outtings if I knew she napped at same time every day! But I just CANNOT get there!I want her to wake up at 7:30 (actually 8 would be even better!) but she wakes up anywhere from 7 to 7:30am & typically 7:15. First feeding is 7:30. She had been on a 3.5-4 feeding schedule but I moved her to a 4 hour schedule because she wasn't eating well towards the end of day because her feedings were at (around) 7:30, 11:00, 3:00, 6:30, 8pm feeding schedule (bedtime is 8:30). This week I decided to move to 4 hour feeding schedule. 7:30, 11:30, 3:30, 7:00 with another feeding to top her off at 8pm before bed. She also has solids 3x/day.I can't get the eat/wake/sleep routine to fit nicely into four hours!!! For example: Today she was up at 7am. She ate at 7:30. By 9 she was ready for nap #1. She only slept an hour. She woke up happy though BUT there was still 1.5 hours until the next feeding at 11:30. Fed her at 11:30 and by noon she was ready for nap #2. Slept from 12:20 – 1:40 & woke up happy but wasn't happy for long, but once again WAY early for the next feeding at 3:30. Fed her at 3:30 and laid her down at 4:30 for nap #3. Bed time is at 8:30. I know she will need another (cat)nap before bedtime. FOUR naps at 8 months old???? ANY SUGGESTIONS WELCOME FROM ANYONE (I know it takes about 3 weeks to get a reply, so anyone reading this with suggestions please help! I am going insane!)

  2. Csuhaka
    January 23, 2010 / 10:29 AM

    Elaine,Would it work to just move her bedtime up? If you feed her at 7:30, 11;30, 3:30, and then again at 7:30 (she might take more then at 7 and it could last her), could she just go down for the night earlier, rather then take a fourth nap? That way she might even sleep in a little bit later for you in the morning. I have read and expierienced that bedtime between 6-8pm is best for babies at this age.Just an idea!

  3. lanemom2
    January 23, 2010 / 2:40 PM

    Elaine- Just me 2cents…I agree with moving her bedtime up. 8:30 seems too late for almost 8mths. My DD is 8.5mths and she can barely hang on until 7pm. I think that if you do move her bedtime she may pull 12hrs at night and therefore sleep longer during the day. It will get rid of the 4th nap also. 3 naps is still typical of alot of BW babies at 8mths, but 4 is too much and may be disturbing her sleep during the day too. Starting her day at a consistent time with get her on a eat/wake/sleep rhythmn. 8am wakings may come later on, but if she is waking consistently b/t 7-7:30, I would go right to her and start her day. That way you are not waiting too long from first waking to feed her and it will keep her on a good routine. Also, you may want to join the BW Yahoo group Valerie lists at the top of the blog title. It is a wonderful group that gives great advice, I know they can share some with you!

  4. Plowmanators
    February 5, 2010 / 10:15 PM

    Dave and Elaine,I completely agree with the other two ladies. I would move bedtime up.I would also start the day when she is getting up consistently. 8 is nice, but rare. Most babies wake in the 7 AM hour. They have their natural waketime. Brayden has always been a 7-7:15 wake up person, and there is nothing I have ever been able to do to consistently push that back.

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