What's your 6 - 7mth olds nap / sleeping schedule??

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Nicki - posted on 03/25/2010

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My daughter River is a very good sleeper may help me putting her in a strict routine. Always goes to bed between 8:30pm- 9pm doesnt wake up until between 8-9 am next morning. She has a nap at 10:45am for between 30mins to 1 hour. Her bigger nap is at 3pm anywere from 1 hour to 2 and a half hours sleep. It works for both of us to stick to this because she knows what to expect at certain times of day. She is now 7 and a half months old

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My little girl is 7 months and she gets up around 730/8. She usually goes for a sleep around 11 for an hour then has lunch. She then she has a little cat nap in the afternoon around 330 for about 1/2 an hour. This time usually varies depending if we are visiting or out, she is nosy and doesn't like to miss much lol. We start our bed time routine at 730, so she has a little time without her nappy on then a bath and she is down awake after a bottle at 8ish. She always sleeps right through.

Natalia - posted on 03/24/2010

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Hi Lisa! He gets up about 7. Changing the bed time requires patience, since you can change it only by moving the bed time 10-15 minutes in every 2-3 days. And everyday "going to bed" routine helps a lot! Ours is the following: 7.50 - 8pm - our dad fills the bath tub for us and we do simple exercises for legs, arms, and back together with light "mom's massage", than we go for a bath, and after that I put some body milk on the baby in the bedroom with the calm music on the background (every day the same music), and 5 minutes after that he's sleeping. So, when you do that every day, a baby knows what to expect and happily follows the routine. And to make him like all of it, before we start doing exercises or go to a bath I say in a happy intonation and smiling - Let's do exercises! or Let's go to a bath! - and the baby laughing back and starts doing exercises by himself (well, in his way yet).

Pam - posted on 03/23/2010

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I think as long as the babes are sleeping good at night, any way they nap during the day is "normal". Sometimes my girl will nap for 2 hours, other times she is a constant cat napper. We are on the go a lot with my 4 year old, so the car seat seems to be the best way she'll sleep during the day.

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my son sleeps from 7:30pm to about 7:30am. he also sleeps for a total of about 2 -2 1/2 hrs during the day broken into 2 naps. He is starting daycare though so he will be getting up earlier and napping less as he doesn't like to sleep at daycare

*Lisa* - posted on 04/29/2010

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Thanks for the ideas :) I will look at that book Christina! We're still having troubles and he is 8 months now. Arrgrhhh!

Christina - posted on 04/23/2010

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Hi Lisa,

I read this book "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child" and it did wonders for my family. I wanted to respond to your comment about waking your baby up in the morning to keep a strict schedule. This book say that should be the only time you wake a sleeping baby. A very tight schedule has worked for me. The only problem I found with that is when the baby decides to change it you have to recogonize it and change with them. Hope that helps a bit.

Laura - posted on 04/23/2010

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My daughter wakes up around 8a.m. takes an hour nap around 10a.m. and a second nap around 3p.m. for 1 1/2 - 2 hours and then sleeps through the night from in between 8 & 9p.m.

Angela - posted on 04/23/2010

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Lisa, my son is the same way! He is 8 months though, and I can't seem to keep him up longer than about an hour and a half, unless we're out and about and he is forced to stay awake. PLUS he sleeps from around 7:30-8pm until 7-8am. I know this is an old post, but just thought I'd comment

Sharon - posted on 04/07/2010

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My son put him self into a sleeping patern..his up at 8 bottle and back to sleep till 10.30.then food at 11 and another bottle between 12 / 1o clock, then his tired and has a nana nap...bottle again at 4 another nana nap and food at 6,than a big bottle bottle of milk at 8 and off to bed...i try to keep him up in the4 afternoon as much as i can,that way i know he4 will go to slep fast.....I hope this helps

Nilam - posted on 03/26/2010

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We also have a strict routine, basically because it helps for the day care provider and us too!
6 am-Wake up
6:30-Cereal/fruit with bottle
8-10-nap
10:15-bottle
12:30-veggies or fruit with bottle
1:15-3:15-nap
3:30-bottle
6:15-veggies and bottle
7 pm-Sleep through the night

*Lisa* - posted on 03/26/2010

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Wow I think I will try waking mine up at the same time every morning! We need a more strict routine. :)

*Lisa* - posted on 03/23/2010

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And Natalie, what time does he wake up?? And does anyone have any ideas on how to get my baby to bed earlier?? I have slowly gotten him to go to sleep between 12 and 1am instead of 5am!! But now he just screams if I try to get him to bed any earlier.

*Lisa* - posted on 03/23/2010

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Well that's good to know that mine isn't the only one still taking frequent naps and I do know what you mean Katie! Can only go out for 2 hours at a time. :)

Katie - posted on 03/23/2010

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My 7mo still naps 3 times per day! She wakes up at 7am and wants a nap from 8:30-10. Then she wants another nap from 1-2. And another from 4-5. She goes to bed for the night at 7:30. My life is still so limited b/c of her frequent naps. I wish she didn't want/need so much sleep but she's really fussy if I don't lay her down.

Natalia - posted on 03/23/2010

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My 6.5 months son has naps about every 2 hours for an hour or two during the day. He usually goes to bed around 8.30 - 9.00 after the bath at 8.00, and he wakes up 1 to 3 times at night for a light breast-milk snack lasting for about 5 minutes each:-)

*Lisa* - posted on 03/23/2010

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Thanks for the posts ladies! It seems my boy can't go more than 2 hours without a nap. He gets sooo tired about 90 mins after waking up. I try to keep him active during the day but he get so grumpy quickly. He has 3 - 4 naps lasting between 45 mins to 2 hours and sleeps at night for 9 - 10 hours with around 2 wake ups.

Lyn - posted on 03/23/2010

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Hi my wee girl is nearly 7 months. I was a nursery nurse so I follow the routine that we used there which is a nap around 10am and another around 2pm She then goes for a bath at 7.30 and is in bed at around 8pm and sleeps until 7.30am with out waking up. Her naps last anything from 20-30min to 1 hour.

Claudia - posted on 03/22/2010

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hi there. my son is 7.5 months old. he has always been a catnapper (30 minutes)
however, there are days where he will nap between 45minutes - 2hours.. (the 2 hours are rare.. i'm happy when i get 1)
he doesnt have any 'set' nap times though. i followed the sleep easy book, and basically he goes to bed 2 hours after he wakes, and then 2.5 hours after the end of his naps.. sometimes he takes 2 naps, sometimes 3 still.. and they all vary
i know this probably isnt helpful/specific, but thats how it is with us.
he goes to bed typically between 7-7:30 (although past couple nights he seems to fight it and its around 8ish. he wakes between 6 and 7 normally.

Nicole - posted on 03/22/2010

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My daughter takes about two naps a day. Each nap is about 1 and a half to 2 hours long. She goes to bed anytime between 7-8 and wakes up around 8, she sleeps all through the night. She always needs a bath before bedtime too.

Tonia - posted on 03/22/2010

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Has a nap or 2 during the day but goes to bed 8:30pm and wakes up around 6am, he will only go to sleep though if he has a bath 1st

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