What is you're April baby's sleep schedule like?

Kelli - posted on 04/04/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My husband and are night owls... we always have been. Now that Brandon is here, I feel like I should be putting him to bed at 7pm and getting up at the butt crack of dawn, or else I'm not doing it right.... this is the way I feel I should make him sleep, but its not the way things are. My son doesn't usually make it into bed before 10pm, but he's almost always down by 11pm. He sleeps until about 9:30 every morning (sometimes later, sometimes earlier depending on naps) I know he's getting plenty of sleep; but I feel like a bad mom sometimes b/c I don't have him on any sort of schedule. He eats when he's hungry, he sleeps when he's sleepy. He's a happy healthy baby, so I guess that's all that matters, but I'm curious if there are any other night owl families out there, or any other parents that don't have a schedule laid out.

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Amanda - posted on 04/23/2010

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I use to been a night person myself until my son was 3 Months old cause his father went to prison when our son was 3 Months old I never gave my son a pacific schedule tell he was 9 Months old and it's only because alot of people told me to that he might sleep better cause for the longest time when he was 3 Months to 9 Months he would hardly take naps and he would go to bed at bedtime about 10-11 clock at night and still wake up through the night I still stay up late though..But now he takes 2 naps 1 at 10 in the morning and another one about an hour after lunch which i feed him lunch at noon so he lays down for an afternoon nap and he goes to bed at 8 at night thats when I lay him down it works out better for me with him being on a schedule cause he was always cranky all the time cause he wasn't getting enough sleep I use to be that way where I would just put him to sleep when he was tired but I use to rock him everytime to put him to sleep and thats where I made that mistake cause he always wanted to be rocked but ever since he was 10 Months old thats when I just laid him down and he goes to sleep on his own but there still will be times where he will wake up so I will put him to bed with me and he will go back to sleep..My son also just turned 1 on the 7th of April

Jocelyn - posted on 04/23/2010

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We were night owls before our twins were born but they made us see that we need to sleep! They get a bottle at 7:30 then we put them in their cribs and they usually play for 5-10 minutes before falling asleep. We usually go to bed around 10 now. They wake between 6:30 and 7 (when the do wake up earlier we put them in bed and try to go back to sleep!) They are still on 2 1-1 1/2 hour naps a day. I put them in their cribs at 10 and 2:30 and they go to sleep (sometimes they fuss, sometimes not). We've been on a pretty strict schedule from day one because I feared the chaos of having 2 babies doing whatever they wanted! They picked the routine up really quickly and seem to thrive on it. But it sounds like you've done great without one! I sometimes wish I could get them to go to bed later so I could sleep in but my husband and I really enjoy our alone time, even if it's usually sitting in front of the tv like zombies because the day is so hectic!

Amber - posted on 04/22/2010

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I dont have a strict schedule, but my daughter has pretty much created her own. She takes one nap a day usually around 10ish, no specific time though, just whenever she's tired, and she eats three meals a day with me, and then I feed her more if she's still hungry later on. Sometimes she skips meals, I don't force her to eat. Though I am not a night owl, so she's in bed early. The only reason I stick to a bedtime is because after spending all day keeping her happy I need time to keep me happy as well. She goes down at 7ish every night so that I can have a few hours to myself. Your child's schedule now fits with your's and that's perfectly ok for now. You sound like a wonderful mother. Jsut realize that when your child is of the age to go to school, this schedule will probably have a negative effect if you do not change it beforehand. But ofcourse you got a couple of years before you have to worry about that!!

Nadene - posted on 04/04/2010

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i think to me it sounds like you are doing whats best! i am the same and would prefer to be up late and sleep in so my baby goes to bed at 9.30/10 and wakes at 6 for a bottle then straight bck to bed till as late as i can get i will even bring her in to bed and cuddle her bck to sleep if it means i get an extra hr! they should wrk into our schedulal no us into there`s! she eats loads of food all day whenever but burns it of running a muck! not a bad mum at all! i think we have got it perfect stuff getting up at 6 to start your day!

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