Leigh - posted on 04/07/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )
My 7 month old daughter wont sleep untill 2am.
She has her morning feed at 8am and goes straight back to sleep and sleeps till 11am, back down for nap at 2pm for 2hrs then she will have another nap at 7 or 8 pm for an hour (ive tried to make this one earlier and later but she still only sleeps for a hour) and wont go back down untill 2am.
Ive tried putting her back in her cot and she sceams the house down and when i get her back up she is happy and playful (so i asume shes not tired) then around midnight she grizzles and i cant do anything with her but hold her.
Some nights she will go to sleep with me holding her but when i put her down in her cot she screams and this will happen about 4 times with her falling asleep and me putting her down.
Is there something about night time that would be different for a baby as she will sleep fine during the day?
I also had her baby sat the other night to see if it was me (i breast feed and thought she might smell me or something..lol) and no it happend to my mother in law to.
Should i keep her awake after her 8am feed so she gets tired enough to sleep at night, or do you know how i can change her sleep cycle?
I have taken her to bed with me the last few nights and she will go to sleep with me at about 12:30- 1am, but i dont want to make a habit of it, what else can i do?