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Offline Olga_W

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30 min naps and 4 hour routine
« on: March 26, 2019, 18:45:44 pm »
Hi, I am wondering if it is possible to put a 30 min napper on 4 hour EASY routine. My LO is 5 months now but still on 3 hour feeding routine. He only takes 30-45 min naps. I would like to transition him to 4 hour feeding routine, I think he is very ready for it and we would both benefit from it,  but do not know how to manage it around naps. Has anyone tried?

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Re: 30 min naps and 4 hour routine
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2019, 00:50:28 am »
It's recommended to feed on demand now so I'd just offer when he shows hunger signs
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Re: 30 min naps and 4 hour routine
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2019, 08:21:54 am »
My little man is 5 months and can often only nap for 45mins, but is on a 3.5-4hr schedule.

It just means our day ends up a little like EASAE, rather than EASEAS

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Re: 30 min naps and 4 hour routine
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2019, 15:35:33 pm »
MiniNs could you possibly post for me your usual daily routine so I can have general idea how to arrange ours?
Ali, I know I can feed him on demand; however, even with a second baby I am not that good at reading his hungry signs. I always relied on our routine and kind of followed it if I wasnít sure.

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Re: 30 min naps and 4 hour routine
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2019, 20:26:31 pm »
Sorry for delayed response - I thought I had replied!

WU 6:30
E 6:30/7:00
A 1hr45-2hrs
S: 8:30 (usually around 45mins, sometimes he randomly goes 1hr10)
A:
E: 10:30
A: approx 2hrs
S: 11:30ish (again, usually 45mins, but on odd occasion does 90mins. I often try and APOP him back to sleep if I can as if this nap is short then it makes the rest of the day more difficult)
A:

This is where it get a bit higgledy piggledy.
If he has only had 45mins on nap 2 then we end up having 2 further catnaps, to get us to BT.
E: 14:00/14:15
S: 14:30 (45mins)
A:
S: 16:30 (30mins)
BT: 19:00

On other days it looks different. If he has a longer 2nd nap then he often has another 45mins around 15:30ish and that will be it until BT.

It all depends on where is 2nd Nap gets us to. In general I try to put him down again 1h45-2hrs A time, and make sure heís always finished all cat naps by 5pm.

Itís not perfect, but itís what Iím currently muddling through!