Poll Results: What was the average length of naps for baby ages 12-13 months?

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Results:

45 minutes: 10 votes (3%)

1 hour: 31 votes (9%)
1.5 hour: 128 votes (38%)
2 hours: 120 votes (36%)
2.5 hours: 42 votes (12%)

Votes: 331

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Poll Results: What was the average length of naps for baby ages 11-12 months?

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RESULTS:

45 minutes: 14 votes (8%)
1 hour: 14 votes (8%)
1 hour 15 minutes: 15 votes (9%)
1.5 hours: 49 votes (28%)
1 hour 45 minutes: 17 votes (10%)
2 hours: 52 votes (30%)
more than 2 hours: 14 votes (8%)

Total of 174 votes

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  1. Justin and Julie
    December 2, 2009 / 11:28 PM

    Do you think you could do some polls for over 1 year olds. I have a 16 month old and have things I'm wondering like… At what age did you drop the 2nd nap?How long was your toddler's nap when you went down to 1?How long was your toddler's independent play time at different ages?Thanks!

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Poll Results: What was the average length of naps for baby ages 9-10 months? (approximate)

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Results:

45 minutes: 9 votes (7%)
1 hour: 11 votes (8%)
1 hour 15 minutes: 40 votes (31%)
2 hours: 59 votes (46%)
More than 2 hours: 11 votes (8%)

Total of 130 votes

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  1. Amanda
    March 14, 2009 / 3:19 PM

    Hey! Great website and much needed. Okay, for my question….JC is 4 mos old (18weeks). He has never STTN. I only feed him once at night (4ish am) though sometimes if he seems hungry. He is seeming to want to go to a 4 hour schedule (i.e. wanting to sleep longer naps and not wanting to eat well except every other feeding) HOWEVER, I know the number one rule of BW is that if they are not sleeping through the night then keep him on a 3 hour schedule. What would you suggest? Do you think I should go to the 4 hour schedule or keep struggling through the 3-hour schedule and hope he sleeps through the night soon? Thanks again for your help (in advance :)PS I also know it’s time to start adjusting to a 3 nap schedule, so I was hoping to go ahead and adjust to the 4hour feeding to make an easier transition…I don’t think he could make it if we just skipped the last nap (530-7).

  2. Plowmanators
    March 20, 2009 / 1:16 PM

    While most babies need to stay on 3 hours until STTN, some actually start STTN once moved to a four hour. So, it is definitely something you can try and see what happens. It might work (but it might not) 🙂

  3. The Batts
    September 23, 2009 / 6:12 PM

    My son only sleeps for about 30-45 minutes at a time. He will be 9 months in a couple of days, and I am not sure if he is getting enough sleep during the day. When he take short naps like this, we do3 naps a day. He sleeps through the night and is a very happy baby. However, I know he needs more sleep, because a lot of times he doesn't wake up happy and we know he can sleep longer, because he has done 2 hour naps in he past. Anything I can do to encourage longer naps? I have stretched his wake time to 2 1/2-3 hours…since he doesn't seem to show signs of being tired until that point.Thanks for your help!

  4. Plowmanators
    October 14, 2009 / 8:37 PM

    The Batts, see the blog label "45 minute intruder." Also, tomorrow's post (on 10/15) will list a lot of other posts that will be helpful for you.

  5. Katie and Matt
    December 12, 2009 / 9:13 PM

    Thank you for such a wonderful wealth of knowledge. You have been such a fabulous resource for this first time mama!!My 9 month old's schedule is the typical 4 hour schedule, starting at 7 am. She seems to want to nap longer in the afternoons (more than 2 hours). At what point do I let her sleep until she wakes up rather than waking her to keep on the schedule?

  6. Plowmanators
    December 29, 2009 / 11:53 PM

    Katie and Matt,I don't really ever let my kids just sleep until they wake up. I often wake Kaitlyn up still who is 2.5. If your daughter consistently wants a longer nap in the afternoon, you could just plan on her sleeping 30 extra minutes and make that your new schedule 🙂

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Poll Results: What was the average length of naps for baby ages 6-7 months? (approximate)

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Results:

45 minutes: 24 votes (11%)
1 hour: 26 votes (12%)
1 hour 15 minutes: 26 votes (12%)
1.5 hours: 59 votes (26%)
1 hour 45 minutes: 18 votes (8%)
2 hours: 48 votes (21%)
2 hours or more: 24 votes (11%)

Total of 225 votes

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  1. Samantha
    June 1, 2012 / 6:57 PM

    Hi! My son is turning 6 months old this weekend. We've followed an eat, play, sleep routine since early on. He is exclusively BF – we plan to introduce solids this coming week. We really don't have any trouble with bed time, sleeping at night or getting him to go down for a nap but his nap lengths have always varied greatly. Some days all his naps will be 30 minutes long – he wakes up happy and that is that. Other days he'll nap for an hour and half at a time. Also, He is almost 6 months old and taking 4 naps a day. Do you think it's necessary to drop one of his naps? If so how do you suggest we do that? Thank you for your help.

  2. Samantha
    June 1, 2012 / 8:00 PM

    Oops I meant to ask in the first paragraph, do you have any suggestions for lengthening nap time or do you think it's even necessary?

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Poll Results: What was the average length of naps for baby ages 4-5 months (17-22 weeks)? (approximate)

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Results:

45 minutes: 30 votes (24%)
1 hour: 16 votes (13%)
1 hour 15 minutes: 14 votes (11%)
1.5 hours: 23 votes (18%)
1 hour 45 minutes: 17 votes (13%)
2 hours: 19 votes (15%)
2 hours or more: 3 votes (2%)

Total of 122 votes

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  1. Lindsey Hanson
    April 12, 2012 / 8:55 PM

    Thank you so much for your blog first of all! I'm having issues with my 4 month old napping. Here is the issue: He sleeps 11 hrs at night, straight through (awesome I know). We recently did CIO for naps to get him to fall asleep on his own b/c he was getting so hard to lay down (eyes would pop open!). THis took about a week and now he goes to sleep (if he's rested) with no crying. Problem is he wakes at 30 min. on the dot and will not fall back asleep on his own, the only way I can get him to sleep longer is to hold him, which I have been doing and I"m pretty sure it's created a huge problem now. I've tried to let him CIO back to sleep but he gets so worked up that he can't relax enough to go back to sleep. I've tried transferring him to the swing but it's hit and miss too. He can easily be on a 4 hour schedule if he would get the naps down. I feel like I"m at my wits end! I can't hold him for 3 hours a day so he can be well rested, but I don't know what else to do. Here are things I've tried:Feeding (45 min int) didn't work.CIO (he cried for an hour, until I went in and got him)SwingHe's swaddled, bc he startles so easily.My husband and pedi say to put him in the crib when it's nap time and do not go in until nap time is over (unless he gives a pain cry). It's just so hard because he gets overtired and then he really won't fall asleep.

  2. Plowmanators
    April 28, 2012 / 7:32 PM

    Lindsey, will he stay asleep if you go in and hold him to fall back asleep and then put him in his crib once he is asleep? If so, I would start with that.If not, with everything else you have said and with his age, I would likely try CIO like your husband and pedi suggest.

  3. Lindsey Hanson
    May 3, 2012 / 2:18 AM

    Unfortunatly he won't fall asleep deep enough for me to lay him down without him waking. And know I can hardly get him back to sleep at all once wakes, he just fuss's and fights me. He's so overtired by the last nap that know he won't even fall asleep for it. He's cried for an hour the past three days! I guess it might take some serious CIO midnap which is going to be tough, but I'm at a loss.

  4. Plowmanators
    May 16, 2012 / 11:19 PM

    Good luck Lindsey!

  5. Kaelin Gillet
    June 26, 2013 / 4:20 PM

    I am having the same problem as Lindsey. My 4 month old sleeps 11 hours straight through the night but only takes 30-45 min naps during the day. He has always taken short naps so this is nothing new. I have tried everything to get him to sleep longer and nothing works. It seems like his naps get shorter and shorter. I don't know what else to do? He sleeps like a champ all night and is happy all of the time, even with short naps. Could it be that he just isn't much of a napper and doesn't need more than what he's getting?

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Poll Results: What was the average length of naps for baby ages 10-12 weeks? (approximate)

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Results:

45 minutes or less: 32 (22%)
1 hour: 18 (12%)
1 hour 15 min: 13 (9%)
1.5 hours: 27 (19%)
1 hour 45 min: 19 (13%)
2 hours: 26 (18%)
More than 2 hours: 10 (7%)

Total of 145 votes (I added a vote)

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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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  1. atara
    November 15, 2008 / 10:04 AM

    Hello! I just found your blog and BABYWISE. What a gift! My baby is 4 weeks old and for the first time, my husband and I are not rocking him for an hour to get only fifteen minutes of sleep! Now my baby is asleep within ten minutes of me putting him down and he sleeps at least an hour! WOWZA!

  2. Christie
    November 15, 2008 / 3:16 PM

    Not sure where to put this question, but having trouble traveling with our 16 month old girl. She cries within 10-15 minutes of getting into her carseat and sometimes cries until the destination. We have a trip planned next year to NYC and I really want to work on her being a “good traveler” before we go. Any suggestions? thanks!

  3. Rachel Stella
    November 17, 2008 / 4:16 AM

    Wow! It’s nice to know I wasn’t the only one with a short napper at this age!Oh, and I thought of a post that might be a good idea…The best toys for certain ages. You mentioned you reserached toys a lot and I’m always having a hard time figuring this out. Also, it would be great to hear what toys other people found useful. Maybe you could do a different “toy post” for newborn, then 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, 1-2, etc. Just a suggestion! Thanks!

  4. Natalie
    November 17, 2008 / 5:36 PM

    hey did you see by question in the comment section of the blog labels post?

  5. Plowmanators
    November 19, 2008 / 5:36 PM

    atara, That is a great success story!

  6. Plowmanators
    November 19, 2008 / 9:47 PM

    Christie, One good thing you will have going for you is that she will be older and easier to entertain in the car. You can get her a little magandoodle she can draw with, you can get toys that interest her, you can get a portable DVD player to watch, snacks…Until then, continue to practice with short trips. Get a toddler CD (I really like little people CDs) for her to enjoy in the car. Point out interesting things for her to look at. Just continue to try to get her used to it. Be sure to also see the traveling label. There are more ideas from me and other readers.

  7. Plowmanators
    November 19, 2008 / 9:48 PM

    Good suggestion Rachel, I will add it to my list!

  8. Plowmanators
    November 19, 2008 / 9:49 PM

    No Natalie, I will go look right now.

  9. Ashley & Chadwick
    November 25, 2008 / 6:57 PM

    It seems “off” to me that so many responses to this poll are in the 45 minutes or less category. Shouldn’t the babies be sleeping longer?? How do you keep a 3 hour routine if they are only sleeping 45 minutes?? At 12 weeks, my son can’t stay awake 2.25 hours to make that routine work. He only stays awake for about an hour, then I try to get him to sleep for 2 hours.However, my son does seem to wake up a lot around the 45 minute mark as he transitions between sleep cycles. Sometimes he settles himself back down, other times he does not. The times he doesn’t, should I get him up?? Is that why a lot of responses to the poll we in the 45 minute category? I guess I am jsut confused. Paticularly because my sons daytime naps are not totally consistent yet even though he is STTN. So I’m wondering if his naps should be shorter. Thoughts?

  10. Plowmanators
    December 1, 2008 / 9:32 PM

    Ashley, the 45 minute nap is not desirable. It isn’t what you are going for. The times your son doesn’t go back to sleep after 45 minutes, he is up. He would fall into the 45 minute nap category even if he is still in bed. This poll is for length of nap, not for length of time spent in bed.Between weeks 9-15, BW says naps should be about 1.5 hours long. Some definitely go longer. Baby can also still be on a combo 2.5-3 hour schedule this age, or even a 2.5-3.5 hour schedule. Some move to a 3-4 hour schedule.Does that answer your question?

  11. Elizabeth
    December 15, 2008 / 7:57 PM

    My 11 week old has been on a perfect daytime schedule-eat and awake for 1.5 hour then nap for 1.5 hour, then I wake her up to eat. So she naps between every feeding. But now that she is a little older, I think she needs more awake time. Do you think it would be better to have shorter nap then longer nap throughout the day or just cut all of them a little bit shorter? And how old are they when they don’t nap between every feeding?

  12. Plowmanators
    December 22, 2008 / 10:31 PM

    Elizabeth, I wouldn’t change anything right now. Most babies at 11 weeks can handle at most 1 hour of waketime at a time, so she has it longer than most her age. I know it doesn’t seem like much, but I wouldn’t mess with it until she drops the dreamfeed (if she has it) and is sleeping 10-12 hours at night.

  13. becoloradogirl
    January 30, 2009 / 1:26 AM

    I have a question regarding total sleep time, as it relates to naps during the day. I have a 9 week old (she’ll be 10 weeks in 2 days) and here’s her rough schedule.8am feed/wake9am nap11am feed/wake (sometimes 10:30am)12pm nap2pm feed/wake3pm nap4:30 or 5pm feed/wake6:00pm catnap (maybe 30-45mins)7:00 feed/bedtime routine, in bed by 810pm DF5 or 6am DF (I consider this DF since optimal waketime is 8am eventually!)With this schedule she is getting about 17 hours of sleep every day – maybe a little less with the time it takes her to fall asleep. That seems like A LOT to me, babycenter recommends around 15 hours at this age as a guideline. my 3questions: first, is this amount of sleep what you experienced with your LO’s? A part of me feels like I’m missing out on time with her since she sleeps so darn much…and feeding takes 30 mins of the hour she’s up. Second, my daughter is REALLY fussy between the hours of 5-7pm, I try to put her in her crib, sometimes she’ll catnap, other times she won’t. She won’t take a bouncy or a swing for longer than 5 mins. should I just do whatever it takes to get through those hours and hope she eventually grows out of it? I’m wondering what ideally I should be doing between 5-7 when it’s right near bedtime…It’s very frustrating because every time we have people over she is a mess! Lastly, am I doing her a dis-service by making her take every nap in her crib? The only exception is if I’m running around, she’ll sleep in her carseat (though not as good/consistent.). She’ll eventually be going to daycare and I wonder if it will be a hard transition if I don’t ‘practice’ in other places (like grandma/grandpa’s, etc) now rather than later.

  14. Plowmanators
    February 4, 2009 / 9:51 PM

    becoloradogirl,1-Total sleep in a day does vary from child to child. You will likely find guidelines in various sources to be lower than what you are actually experiencing. See this post for how much sleep my kids got at all ages up to one year:Sample Schedules : http://babywisemom.blogspot.com/2008/03/sample-schedules.htmlsee also this post to see the variety of total sleep in a 24 hour period at that age:Poll Results: How many hours did baby sleep in a 24 hour period for ages 11-13 weeks? (approximate) : http://babywisemom.blogspot.com/2008/10/poll-results-how-many-hours-did-baby.htmlandPoll Results: How many hours did baby sleep in a 24 hour period for ages 7-10 weeks? (approximate) : http://babywisemom.blogspot.com/2008/09/poll-results-how-many-hours-did-baby_18.htmlSee this post for thoughts on spending time with baby:Spending Time with Baby/Child : http://babywisemom.blogspot.com/2008/08/speding-time-with-babychild.html2. Yes, do what you need to for those hours. She should be over that before too long.3. See this post:http://babywisemom.blogspot.com/2008/11/sleeping-tip-vary-sleeping-locations.html

  15. becoloradogirl
    February 7, 2009 / 11:28 PM

    Thank you so much for answering my questions and referring me to other articles on your blog – really appreciate the sounding board! Very helpful information!

  16. Plowmanators
    February 11, 2009 / 8:56 PM

    You are most welcome! Thanks for the thanks!

  17. Eva
    March 23, 2009 / 5:11 PM

    Hey there! Love this site, it is nice to know that there are so many other mums out there trying to figure it all out! My 11 week old baby girl has started to wake early from some of her naps since she started to sleep through the night, if I do feed her at those times she wakes early (45 min after I put her down for nap) she feeds well, and we just continue the eat, wake, sleep cycle. She feeds about 7 times in a day -with alittle top up right before bed, 4 of those nap times sometimes only last 45 minutes. I thought this was the 45 Minute Intruder so I fed her when she started, but I am worried she is learning not to nap well during the day- should I allow her to CIO until the 2.5-3 hour feeding time? Her wake time is 1 hour each time. it says in the babywise book that mom decides when nap time is over, and she should wake happy- she cries each time she wakes early. Should I just keep feeding her when she wakes early or start trying to curb it even if she cries the whole time?

  18. Plowmanators
    April 6, 2009 / 6:52 PM

    Eva,I believe waking happy from naps is something an older baby does–not an 11 week old. What you need to do is figure out the reason she is waking early. If she is waking early because she is hungry, it could be a growth spurt or it could be something like low milk supply on your end. If she is hungry, you need to feed her.She could also be waking early because she has learned to snack. In that case, I would hold her off until it has been 2.5 hours so she will eat more. She could be waking early because of a lack of ability to soothe herself or something is waking her. See these posts for help: Waking Early From Naps/Won’t Fall Asleep For Naps: http://babywisemom.blogspot.com/2008/01/waking-early-from-napswont-fall-asleep.htmlNaps: Troubleshooting: http://babywisemom.blogspot.com/2007/12/naps-troubleshooting.html

  19. Elizabeth Ann
    March 6, 2010 / 4:42 PM

    Hi, I have a ten week old son who I believe needs to increase his official wake time. Right now he seems to get very tired after one hour, but he wakes up before he has slept two hours. He sleeps great at night, but has never been a good napper. We have done a lot of CIO with naps and sometimes he will be in his bed, awake, sucking his thumb or talking to his mobile for more than half of his nap. This tells me that he needs more awake time. How can I extend his wake time without wearing him out? Basically, how do I get him to have all of his awake time at the same time and stay on the sleep, wake, eat schedule? Thanks so much

  20. Plowmanators
    March 19, 2010 / 11:22 PM

    Elizabeth,If he is staying awake at the beginning of his nap, it first might be an age thing. If he is still doing it at this point, I would try adding just 5 minute increments and see how that goes. Keep stimulation levels low for him so it doesn't get to be too much. See "optimal waketime" blog label for lots more.

  21. Séverine
    April 30, 2010 / 2:03 PM

    To the lady who responded to Ashley on Dec 1, 2008, I have the same pb for my 11 week old son, he only sleeps for 45 minutes, at pretty much every single, every day, and he is not even hungry every 3 hours, he can easily go 3.5, your answer doesn't really help me deal with that situation… what should you physically do when he wakes up early ? You CAN'T MAKE a baby sleep longer, I have tried every possible length of waketime from 45 min to over 1hr, and he still cries when put down (I let him CIO) and he never sleeps very long… what is there to do ?? thanks !

  22. Plowmanators
    May 14, 2010 / 10:29 PM

    That was me. See the post "Waking Early From Naps/Won't Fall Asleep for Naps"

  23. Plowmanators
    May 14, 2010 / 10:30 PM

    oh, also, see "Naps: Troubleshooting Revised and Updated"

  24. Katie Vines
    October 12, 2013 / 5:09 PM

    My LO is 11 weeks old. He goes down for naps easily but during 1 of his naps he only sleep for about 20-30 mins then wakes. He stirs in the crib and fusses minimally. He drifts to sleep off and on for about 20 minutes or so then falls back asleep hard. Then we have to wake him for next feeding. I am trying to figure out the cause of this. He was waking in the morning around 5, eating and going back down til 8. We were on the 8, 11, 2, 5 schedule and that seemed to be working but recently he's been sleeping until 6 or 6:30. Bed time is usually around 9:30 since our last bottle is ending up around 9. He wakes around 1 or 2 in the middle of the night and then going back down til 6 or 6:30. I am trying to keep his morning wake time consistent because if this is off it throws everything off for the rest of the day. Today is saturday and I woke him at 6 and fed him then put him right back down – he slept til 8:45 so that worked well. However, when he went down to nap at 10:30 it was again a very restless nap. We woke him at 12 to eat and then he usually naps hard at the next nap. So my question is… are we going to bed too late at night or do you think we are having too much wake time in between naps? Could it be that he needs to be back on the 8, 11, 2, 5 schedule? If that's the case I feel like I will have to wake him at 5am to eat because he won't make it from 1 to 8am. I am also concerned that he should be dropping the 1-2 am feeding by now but he isn't. We are getting about 3.5-4.5 hour stretches at night but nothing more. I don't understand how to stretch this any longer. Usually his last feeding is around 9pm and he's down by 9:30. I didn't really begin following babywise strictly until about 3 weeks ago. He has always been on a 3 hour cycle with 1-2 hours of wake time in between but we are trying to now keep those times the same every day where they were just different every day based on the time he woke up. He is eating 5-5.5 ounces at a time so I KNOW he is getting plenty to eat during the day. He is taking much more than most babies his age. However, he is sometimes very sleepy during bottles and I don't know why. We wake him to eat, he is very sleepy and then after the bottle is finished he wakes up and plays. Any help you could offer would be great! Sorry for the rambling.

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Poll Results: What was the average length of naps for baby ages 3-4 weeks? (approximate)

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Results:

45 minutes: 15 votes (11%)
1 hour: 10 votes (7%)
1 hour 15 minutes: 10 votes (7%)
1 hour 30 minutes: 22 votes (16%)
1 hour 45 minutes: 9 votes (7%)
2 hours: 32 votes (24%)
2 hours +–baby still wanted to sleep all day: 36 votes (27%)

Total of 134 votes
(I again added my vote after polls closed–I added it for Brayden)

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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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  1. Missy
    October 21, 2008 / 11:54 AM

    I just stumbled on your site – I have twin 3 year old daughters & only survived due to the BabyWise book!!!!

  2. Simona
    October 21, 2008 / 3:57 PM

    I love your site – thank you so much for sharing. i have a 6 week old and we are struggling with day time naps (she has from the beginning). she sleeps for some but not for all. sometimes she’s fussy the whole time, other times she just lays in the crib wide awake yet content. i’m not sure what i’m doing/or not doing. when she doesn’t not sleep, i feed her and then put her right now without wake time since she’s already been awake for 2 h. or so. she has also been waking up 1h. before the next feeding quite a bit lately – help!

  3. Plowmanators
    October 22, 2008 / 7:30 PM

    Missy, I am glad you found it! I can imagine that you only survived with BW–so did I and I only had one at a time!

  4. DustyFace
    November 19, 2013 / 10:05 PM

    Love this blog! My friend recommended it and it has been so helpful! Thank you! I do have a question though – and I have searched high and low for the answer, though it was probably right in my face – I am having a hard time with waking up my 3 week old son. Not in the sense that he doesn't wake up, but understanding WHY I am waking him up. His waketime is about 50 minutes, including feedings, so he sleeps about 2 hours per nap. I am having to wake him up almost every naptime to get his next feeding in to stay on schedule. Is this what I am suppose to do? While he could probably go 4 hours in between, I shouldn't do that right? Is this to encourage sleeping through the night? He weighs about 10 pounds, big boy, and the pediatrician said we didn't have to wake him up at night (he wakes up about 4-4.5 hours). Will he eventually begin waking up on his own every 3-3.5 hours to feed during the daytime? My husband understands this better than I do; he's tried explaining it to me, but I guess firsttime mommy syndrome is making it difficult for me to see why I would wake a sleeping babe. Thanks in advance for your help!

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