Ashley - posted on 01/13/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
At what age did your baby transition from a 3 hour routine to a 4 hour routine? My son is 4 months and I think he could be ready to move to a 4 hour routine, but the issue is that he doesn't stay awake long enough. His optimal awake time is only about 1 hour and 15 minutes...at this time he goes down easy and no crying. If he stays up longer, he has a hard time going down or wakes up at the 45 minute mark. That being said, to get him to a 4 hour routine would include a 2.45 nap...and that just doesn't happen...
Has anyone else struggled with this? How long did your baby stay awake at 4 months? When did you move to a four hour routine? Should I try and force him to stay awake longer at this age?