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E.A.S.Y. Forum / Re: Short naps!
« Last post by creations on May 17, 2018, 18:07:54 pm »
I think it's time to drop that 4th nap really.

As nap 1 is working well you could leave that first A time as it is for now, increase later if/when needed.
Increase second A time to 1hr 45min and you should get a more consistent nap length, be prepared to help through the nap for a few days in case of any bit of OT caused by the A time increase but she should get used to it quite soon.
If you get a good second nap then another 1hr 30 or 1hr 45 before nap 3.  If she stays asleep longer than a CN it's okay so long as you wake her ready for an A time before BT.
LO will be more likely to stretch a little longer between E if she is asleep. if she cannot go 4hrs it's ok to get a top up if needed or run E and S times separately so that the A can be long enough to encourage a good nap.
There are no set times or schedules for this, but here is a guidance of what it might look like:

WU 7
E 7
A 1hr 30
S 8.30 - 10.00
E 10
A 1hr 45
S 11.45 - 1.15
E 1.15 (this is only 3hr 15 since previous E, if she is asleep she may not notice the extra 15 min)
A 1hr 45
S 3.00 - 4.30 (this one will reduce to become a CN when the A times increase to 2hrs) If this nap is very short you might need to wing it for the rest of the day to squeeze in another CN, otherwise you go for EBT
E 4.30
A 1hr 45
E 6 the BT feed
EBT 6.15

Whilst it looks a bit off track towards the end of the day bare in mind this is a relatively short period of time and A time will increase to 2hrs which will push BT later again.  Over the next 2 months A time will increase more, getting to approx 3hrs at 6months.
Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: Should I allow a longer nap for ew
« Last post by Conniesmummy on May 17, 2018, 18:07:38 pm »
Iím working on it 😉
Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: 28 month old started waking at 5.30
« Last post by Conniesmummy on May 17, 2018, 18:05:59 pm »
It is a killer the early wake ups, even if theyíre not disturbing you, you pay for it with a grumpy toddler all day 🤦‍♀️
Weíve had a grump tonight after Nursery as they gave her a lolly, which I didnít want her to have, 1 because itís a choking hazard and 2 because itís full of rubbish before bedtime! I discretely removed the lolly but no flies on her and she had a benny over the blummin lolly!! Then I tried to distract her with the neighbours kids, but then she had a benny cos she couldnít stay out and play 🙈😳🙄
All settled after some supper and out cold at 7pm
Theyíre not wrong when they say this last nap drop is a killer 😳
Naps / Re: Help with nap timings - 6months
« Last post by creations on May 17, 2018, 17:54:56 pm »
Rough guidance on sleep times, try not to get too focused on it as it can drive you a bit nuts if your LO doesn't do the exact amount  (ok it can drive me a bit nuts, I always worried my DS didn't sleep enough, he couldn't make those hours):

reducing one of the naps is more common around 8 months I would say but as always every LO is different.
Night Wakings / Re: Now almost 7 Mos and night waking! Help!
« Last post by ac333 on May 17, 2018, 15:10:37 pm »
Thx for checking in!
She has consistently been waking @ midnight....and sometimes we r in there for over an hr settling her.  But atleast she is good on all putdowns and she sleeping til 7:30 mostly.
W 7:30
S 10:30
W 12:15
S 345
W 4:30
S 8

At this point I'm guessing push her A times?  30min pm nap seems  short and I don't want her sleeping past 4:30.
Any suggestions are appreciated
Morning ladies

As the title states I have a 10 month old early waker, every morning at 5am, I have tried literally everything in the baby whisper book and other forums, early bedtimes, late bedtimes, extra food, lots of activity, less activity, baths, changing naps to more and less sleep, teething meds, tried to put him back down but he refuses.

I have even tried wake to sleep, one hour before wake up time for 5 days and it does really work, he started waking up at 7;15-7:30, but as soon as I stop he goes back to 5am ish.

This has been going on for the last couple of months, before he was sleeping until 7:30am.

I have two other children and he wakes them up, and as Iím working at night I canít get a early night, Iím determined to master this, as my older two were 8am wakers, but this may be him? Iím hoping thatís not the case.

 Maybe he is trying to transition into 2-1 nap?
Here is his routine:

5:45 ish Wake up
Playing in his cot until 6:30 ( sometime he screams so I need to get him earlier)
7am Breakfast
10am bottle
11am Nap 1.5hrs ( odd occasions 2hrs)
1pm Lunch
3:30 second Nap 1hr usually
6pm Dinner
7am take up for bath and bottle
7:30 dozing off

If anyone has any suggestions ideas I am willing to try and grateful for any support

Thanks in advance
Sam x
E.A.S.Y. Forum / Re: Short naps!
« Last post by Carly11 on May 17, 2018, 06:36:30 am »
Iím just not sure she can go 4 hours between feeds yet!

7am wake and feed
8.30 sleep 1.5hours
10 feed
11.30 (this is the hard one sometimes works, sometimes not?
1 feed
2/2.30 nap usually short
4 feed
I have to work hard after this feed to get some sleep in before 5pm
Bedtime 7pm

I like bedtime at 7 so then I have some time with my eldest before her bed. But do you think I have to push bedtime later? Thanks!
Feeding Solid Food / Re: Baby Led Weaning support thread #12
« Last post by eva026 on May 17, 2018, 06:26:45 am »
Very good thinking. Fingers x she enjoys it, although Iím sure she will. Nothing more fun than mushed food in your hair and up your nose 😂
Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: Should I allow a longer nap for ew
« Last post by Haribo2012 on May 17, 2018, 06:00:02 am »
I honestly would replace the monitor or switch it off at night if sheís near enough. Iíd hear both my kids Iíd they were upset at night.

Naps / Re: Help with nap timings - 6months
« Last post by Mummy1982 on May 17, 2018, 04:36:38 am »
Ok thanks, his room is very dark as his window is the side of the house where the sun shines in the morning so I made sure it was dark even before he was born! Lol.

Ok I might cap one of his naps - potentially the afternoon one.

Is there a post on here somewhere saying roughly how much sleep is needed at each age?
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