This is a discussion on Baby time opposite. within the Newborn Baby and Infant Care (up to 12 months old) forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; hello all, my baby girl which is 10 months old going 11 months soon. always got sleeping problems. in the ...
my baby girl which is 10 months old going 11 months soon. always got sleeping problems. in the past she use to sleep at 1am plus and i think its very late for a baby already. but recently her timiing gets later day by day.
for instance yesterday she slept at 12am and woke up at around 2.30am and played all the way till 10am then sleep. then she'll like sleep from 10 am to 1pm wake up for porridge and went back to sleep till about 5pm.
LOL.. Maybe missed seeing your post.
Can understand the distress.
Is it possible to try to shorten her afternoon naps so that she'll be more tired in the night? That's how some of my friends did it. So for example, wake her up at 8am. And feed her. Let her play till her lunch, feed her lunch then let her nap in the afternoon till 5pm. Then you can feed her dinner at either 6 or 7pm and play with her till she sleep at 9pm or maybe 10pm. If she wakes up at 2.30am, you can just tell her to go to sleep rather than play with her. If she refuses, then she has to entertain herself but still, wake her up at 8am the next day.
It might be helpful if you set the time table for her rather than allowing her to set it for you.
Having a bed time routine also helps so that she learns that once that routine is performed, it means that it is time to sleep. Examples can be reading a bed time story, bathing, singing a rhyme...
These changes will be met with some resistance at the beginning.. But persevere. Hopefully she will be adjusted in a week or 2.
Just to share my baby's schedule:
8am : breakfast
9.30am-11am : morning nap
11am : lunch and play
2pm : milk
3pm : afternoon nap
5.30pm : dinner and play
8pm : last milk feed
8.30pm : wipe him and kiss him
9pm : bed time
How long have you tried? Got 1 week?
Maybe when she throw tantrum can try to distract her... Or you can let her nap... But not longer than 1hr.
Shift slowly .. Maybe an hr at a time?
Like now she's sleeping at 12am? Let her sleep at 11pm. If she wakes up at 2.30am, heck care if you know that all her other needs are already met. Then wake her up at 9am. Slowly slowly shift. Each cycle, maybe you can try for 3 days? So 3 days of 11pm-9am nights... Then shift it back to 10pm and waking at 8am.
Gotta keep trying... Because I think your girl is already so used to it already. She needs to un-learn sleeping late and sleeping by a time that daddy or mummy wants me to sleep.
no offence but i think its bcos, in the beginning, you didnt train (or "teach") her to sleep at the right time.
now that she is already gg to be 11 months old, its much more difficult to train/teach her than she was at 2-3 months old. younger babies adapt much easier since during that age they mostly just eat sleep n poo.
if you really want to "right" her timing, you would need to be more hard hearted.
not like dont let her sleep, but day time, only give her 2-3 naps but not more than 2.5 hours.
for now, her total sleep time shld be about 12-14 hours a day, including naptime.
but what you wanna acheive is a 10-12 hr night time sleep.
if she can acheieve at least a 9-10 hr night time sleep, then you can let her nap more in the day.
how to achieve that?
you need to be persistent.
as diymummy said, start at a later time, then slowly adjust earlier.
maybe try 11 pm for a start.
bedtime- 11 pm
if she wakes at 230 am, dont ignore her! cos i see that your child can play by herself from 230-10 am right?? make her go back to sleep. pat her, give her a pacifier, milk. in the morning, say arnd 8-9 am then wake her for breakfast, bathe n play with her for awhile.
note: 11pm-9am is already 10 hours.
so you can let her nap for 2-3 hours in the day.
if she wakes earlier than 9 am, say like 6-7 am, its ok, but stick to your routine of her nap times. (but can adjust 1/2 hr differents, you need to trial n error).
rmb, need to be persistent and patient, it might take 2-3 weeks (or maybe less!) to get results. its impt that they sleep at the right time, if not, you will also be very tired.
Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.