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changing sleep schedule for 10 month old
« on: June 30, 2006, 16:20:52 pm »
My ten month old currently goes to bed at 6 PM and wakes around 5:30 or 6 AM.  He naps between 8:30-9...and another nap around 1 pm.  I would like to make his bedtime later and his wake up time later. Does anyone know how to do this?  I know it will shift naps too, I think. Any suggestions as to how to do this without causing him too much upset?  I think the whole food schedule would have to change too.  Yikes!

He no longer nurses at night...but this morning woke at 5:20...I think he was hungry.

Thank you, Abbie

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Re: changing sleep schedule for 10 month old
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2006, 23:13:20 pm »
Hi Abbie,

Does your lo really stay up 5 hours between nap and bedtime?? WOW!  :o  Switching schedules can be done, although depending on your lo you might want to approach it differently. Some los can handle just a cold-turkey switcheroo. Some, not so much. You can extend the time slowly, like 10 minutes each day until bedtime is where you want it to be. Most los seem to do ok with that sort of thing. You might have to insert a catnap in the late pm for a bit to round things out.

Also, I think that you should be prepared that it might not work. If the current routine is really working well than he might revolt against your attempts.  ;)
Jessica
Mom to Colin Ronald, August 18, 2005
Spirited + Reflux =  :o