What time does your baby go to sleep ?

Elizabeth - posted on 01/27/2010 ( 167 moms have responded )

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and what time do they get up in the morning? are they in a set routine? and is the routine set by you or by baby? just wondering what other mums are doing :)

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Crystal - posted on 03/09/2010

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My son used to go to bed around midnight and we decided that was to late so we started moving it back a little at a time. He now goes to bed between 9 and 10:30. One of us will hold him in our lap to settle him down a bit. If he doesn't fall asleep by 10:30 we will but him in his crib and let him put himself to sleep. Usually he doesn't fuss at all by then and just sleeps. He wakes around 9:30 most days which is fine by me. I like to sleep late if I don't have to work in the morning. He will usually take a nap around noon and again around 5pm. We try to give him dinner around 8 and then let him play for a while before we put bedtime clothes on him and sit down with him to wind down. This works well for us since I really don't want to get up at 7am everyday when I don't have to work until the afternoon.

Naomi - posted on 02/02/2010

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My daughter is nearly 9 months old now. She eats her Tea solids 5-530pm, has a little play, around 615pm bath time, after that she will have her last bottle of milk, then between 7-730pm is bedtime. She then sleeps til around 730am. Then its breakfast solids and bottle of milk, wash and get ready for the day. Playtime for a bit, then around 930am shes ready for another nap (usually sleeps for an hour), then 1130am luchtime solids and drinks bottle of milk, another bottle of milk and nap around 3pm (sleeps about an hour). To be honest she set the routine, however I slighty adjusted it so it fitted in nicely with school runs. Just want to say, all children are different with their sleep patterns ( my middle child would not sleep longer than 3hours at a time at night and that lasted till she was 3 years, and she didnt have many naps during the day either, so am lucky now) x

Ashley - posted on 03/12/2010

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my son goes to bed at 7:30pm and wakes up at 6am. i set it myself. i just put him in his crib and let him cry untill he fell asleep.... then it started being routine now i just put him in bed at 7:30 and he knows what it means. no crying no fussing

Melanie - posted on 01/28/2010

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My daughter has a schedule, a very set routine. She goes to sleep between 730 and 9pm each night, sleeps through the night and wakes @ 7am each morning. She gets her bedtime bottle while we sit in the rocking chair, we talk and then in her crib she goes, not a peep, ever! It is very important to have a set routine, babies thrive on schedule. They feel the need to know what is next... My daughter naps for 1 hour in the morning around 1030am and usually 1-1.5 hours in the afternoon around 230pm. The napping is not as regimented as the sleep schedule. She will sleep when she is tired.

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Cindy - posted on 07/26/2013

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I am currently trying to start a routine with my 5 week old... Shower/bath at 7pm... a sleep by 10.30pm.. She is sleeping 5hrs straight at night (absolutely fantastic).. I dream feed her when she stirs for her through the night feed... Another feed at around 6am...We have been getting up at about 9.30am.. She only sleeps short periods during the day which is hard...

Jennifer - posted on 11/28/2012

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My son goes to bed by 6 or 6:30pm, sleeps straight thru the night & wakes up between 7 & 8am. He takes two naps during the day, one around 10:30am & the other about 2pm. His naps last at least an hour. My son is now a year old, but has been sleeping on this schedule since he was about 6 months old. He truly set this schedule himself. He had a later bedtime, but just gradually started getting super sleepy earlier & earlier until finally we ended up at this time. His naps are on his schedule too, and they really are around the same time everyday. As soon as I see him yawn, I lay him down for a nap. It works for us. :)

Kelly - posted on 05/30/2012

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My 16 month old goes to bed at midnight and wakes up at 11 am. No routine. Set by my husband and I.

Harmoni - posted on 03/12/2010

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We're in a pretty good routine. My daughter goes to sleep between 7:30 and 8:00 and wakes up around 7:00 am. She really set it herself to be honest and so I went with it. I just watched her cues of getting sleepy and acted on it. :)

Kristy - posted on 03/10/2010

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My son 10 mths usually wakes between 7 - 730 is back in bed by 930-1000 wakes again at 1130-1200 back in bed around 230 up again at 430 and down for the night by 730. All of my children have been good sleepers as soon as they show signs that they are tired off they go to bed, always wake happy.

Heather - posted on 03/09/2010

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Alexis was born may 20th and has been sleeping through the night since she was about two months old i put her to bed around 7 and she wakes around 7-7:30 every morning she also takes 2 1-1 1/2 hour naps a day

Sara - posted on 03/08/2010

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My son was born May 16, and he wakes up at 6:30am, one nap usually around 11:30- 1:30 then bed time is between 7:30 and 8pm. He is on a very solid routine. He's been on routine since day one and I set the routine. His feedings are also routine with snacks as well.

Amanda - posted on 03/08/2010

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my daughter morgan goes to bed around 630 or 7 depending on how full our day was...and shes awake by 530 or 6...but i get up earl for work si its not bad...works perfect

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Millie goes to sleep sometime at about 11pm. My husband and I are NOT morning people! He goes into work late and I like to get up before him and my baby to freshen up a bit myself and to make my daughter's breakfast so it's ready when she wakes up. (My husband usually just takes care of himself!)

Mandy - posted on 03/08/2010

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My girl, Gabrielle, is gonna be 10 mths on the 11th of May and she stopped naps in the day since she was about 61/2 mths old. Now she only sleeps at night. She "knocks out" at 10:30 or 11:00 pm and wakes up at 1:30 for a feeding then goes back to sleep until 7:00am. She is soooo active! Probably because her siblings are 11 and 13 years old.lol

Fran - posted on 03/06/2010

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Ryan's had a routine from he was 2 weeks old. It's a walk at 6pm until 6.15 (if we're lucky) then bath (which he loves) bottle and in bed for 7pm, he still gets up in the night though, probably because he isn't taking to solids very well. Sometimes he is up twice a night. He then gets up between 6 or 8am depending on how much he got up in the night and what times.

Lauren - posted on 03/05/2010

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Milly goes to bed between 6.30 and 7.30pm, and has done so since 6wks of age. I started the routine, and she seems to have fallen quite naturally into it. She usually wakes arount 6.30 when I get up for work.



I found that moving her into her own room at 6wks made a big difference in her sleeping throught the night.

Dorothy - posted on 03/05/2010

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my nine months old Jenna set her own routine a few months ago and i cant seem to get her out of it. ive tried to cut her naps sorter and everything and she still goes to bed around midnight and wakes up around 8 to nurse than goes back to sleep till 10. she has two naps a day usually 15min. long sometimes a little longer.

Keli - posted on 03/01/2010

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My daughter is 10 months old this Wed. (She was born on May 3rd.) My husband and I have been truly blessed with an AWESOME sleeper. Rylee has her bedtime bottle around 7:00, goes down just after, and sleeps until 6:30 during the week and until around 8:00 on the weekends. I think that a consistent routine definitely helps a ton! My husband and I also take turns each night reading to her while she has her bottle. We both take her to her room, he says his "goodnights." and then I take her for a few cuddles and "goodnights," and then she goes right into the crib. I make sure she has her 2 stuffies, blankie, and is covered, and she good to go! =)

Nikki - posted on 03/01/2010

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my baby, born May 3, goes to bed at 8. up at 8 or 8:30. Nap at 10:30am. Up between 12-2. Down again about 4. Up again in time for dinner at 6. In bed again by 8. Has been sleeping through the night since 3 months old. We do different things throughout the day, but the sleep schedule stays the same.

Kasmira - posted on 03/01/2010

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my son goes to bed around 8 at night, which is set by us. He knows that bathtime means bedtime. And will wake up between 6.30 and 8 in the morning. he wakes up when he wants in the morning, but i will resettle him if he wakes before 6

Jess - posted on 02/27/2010

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my son goes to bed at around 8 each nite and was sleeping through til 8 the next morning, until the last week where hes waking up about 6 times a nite and having 2 bottles.

Kayla - posted on 02/27/2010

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My baby goes to sleep around 8:30 to 9:00. She is usually up by 7:30. She sleeps all night long. She just kind of put herself in that routine. She usually has a morning and afternoon nap.

Allison - posted on 02/27/2010

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My daughter sets her own routine : ) She goes to bed around 8, and wakes up around 8, taking a short nap a 1 or 2 hours later.

Stacey - posted on 02/26/2010

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My 9month old Daughters routine is, Bedtime is around 830pm - 9pm, sleeps till 8am-830am. Has a 1hr nap around 9am-930am, then again around 2pm-230pm. and if she wants one a nap around 6pm, then she knows by 8pm she gets bottle and then bedtime. Its a good schedule, inbetween naps and lunch she gets some baby mummum cookies, and juice if she wants it.

Alie - posted on 02/26/2010

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my baby (9 months) wakes up between 5 and 6 am with poos. stays awake, gets up at 7, breakfast by 7.30, bottle at 8.30 then straight to bed. awake by 10. lunch 11.30, bottle (and very grumpy) at 1.30, to bed. up by 3 and awake for the rest of the day. dinner at 5.15, bath at 6.15 then story, bottle at 6.30. i hate this routine becuase of the unpredictability. his are sleeps anywhere from 30 mins to 2 hours and this is an absolute pain. if he goes back to sleep after his morning poo (which is once a fortnight if we're lucky!) he'll make it' easily until 10am, have a good sleep, then another good sleep at 3pm. i've struggled with getting a routine for my boy but he's calling the shots at the end of the day. i've decided to wait until he's older, can go longer without sleep and re-make the schedule.

Jay - posted on 02/26/2010

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my little boy born 21/05 goes to bed just after 8. He sleeps right through till 8.30 in the morning. has a nap at 11am till 12noon and then another nap at about 2.30pm till 4. He's been in this routine for about 3 months and it's going really well. I would say the routine is more set by me.

Christina - posted on 02/26/2010

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So my daughter has now changed her sleeping patteren, shes awake at 6ish and has breakfast and then a bath and plays around then a early lunch at 1130 and then down for a nap around 12ish until 3ish and then awake till 7ish when she goes down for her sleep!

Julie - posted on 02/25/2010

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My daughter Lily has a very set routine (my family sometimes thinks I'm a little nuts about it.) She goes to sleep at 8:30, and wakes up about 8:30-9:00 in the morning. She also takes two, 2 hour naps during the day. I'm a very lucky mommy!

Michelle - posted on 02/25/2010

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My boy is asleep between 7 and 8. He gets up around six. At night he may wake up 2-4 times but all we do is put in his pacifier and he goes back to sleep.

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My daughter born May 16th, goes to bed about 10pm - 11pm and still be able to wake up for 8am, and barely have 2 naps a day... We try to give her naps after lunch and after Dinner... If she just has one nap she usually in bed just a few mins before 10pm. Believe me I still don't know how she pulls it off, and still grow like a bad weed... LOL

Emma - posted on 02/24/2010

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Hi, Elizabeth goes to bed at 1745 ish and wakes at 0615. This is the outine that she has got herself into, people always ask me how I got her into that routing, but even in the beginning when I was breast feeding, she had her own routine

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My son goes to sleep between 7-8pm, though he is usually zonked out at 7:30. He will wake up between 6-7am. He eats oatmeal around 7:30 and then has a bottle between 8-8:30. He will play for awhile, get dressed and then take a nap around 9:30 and wake up between 10:30-11. He'll then play for awhile, have another bottle and some lunch (fruit or veg, puffs, cheese, sippy cup). He will go down for his nap around 2:30 and usually wake up again between 3:30-4. Again he will have play time, a bottle and around 6pm he'll have dinner (fruit or veg, some chicken or lunch meat, puffs, sippy cup). We usually go to the gym after he eats and he stays in the gym daycare for an hour. When we get home, we have an established bedtime routine--change clothes/diaper, medicine (he is on heart medication), put toys away, 2-3 books, and then bottle. His routine just kind of clicked one day and he is very content with it. I like it because I know when I can go run an errand or arrange a play date. Hope this helps!

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My son's 9 months and we finally got him in a set routine about a month ago.

He was really horrible until then, he would only sleep in our bed with us, and he would wake up every couple of hours. Now he goes to bed at 8:30 every night. Every other night he gets a bath, he gets a bottle every night, Daddy takes him around the house to say "nite nite" to everything, and then we put him in his crib together, hugs and kisses and he's asleep in 10 minutes. He usually wakes up at 7 am, sometimes 8. Also he has a nap at 9 am for about an hour and a half, and then another one around 1pm.

Sylvie - posted on 02/24/2010

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HI!

I have a bedtime routine with my 9 month old daughter- I started it when she was 5 months old- it took about 2 weeks to catch on but it is the best thing I ever did for her and me.

I start off by giving her a bath by 7- 7h30pm latest- then I massage her with Jonson bedtime lotion, put her Pj's on and then I give her cereal. After her cereal, we read a bedtime story, then a bottle and bed. She is sleeping by 8pm everynight.

SHe is up between 5 and 6am (usually 6am) sometimes later if Im lucky. I give her a bottle and she goes right back to sleep until 8am sometimes 9am.

I hope this helps!

Anastasia - posted on 02/24/2010

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My son goes to bed arOund 830 9 pm at night he's been going to bedbat that time since he was four months old, he kind of just set that time for himself. But latley he's been going to be early but he wakes up at 530am. bur he normally wakes up at 730 am. But he's a pretty good sleeper.he loves to sleep.

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My almost 9 month old goes to bed at 7:30pm and wakes around 6:30-7am. He wakes every morning at 4:30am but I let him cry himself back to sleep. He has a set schedule and naps around 9am and again at 1pm.



My 3 year old goes to bed at 9pm if she does take a nap and get up around 7am. If she does not nap she goes to bed at 8pm and wakes at the same time of 7am!

Jennifer - posted on 02/23/2010

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The last few nights I have incresed Jack's wake time by 15 minutes a day. have not changed his bedtime, but I have decreased nap times. So he is getting the same 15 hours of sleep combined only sleeping later in the morning and less durring the day. I have cut out an hour of daytime sleep and get to sleep later. So for my baby, I don't think it would necessarily work to put him down earlier. We tried putting him down at 7 to start with back when we started this and he woke up at 6 so we increased it a half hour and now I feel like his bed time is good but I need more sleep myself.

Jamie - posted on 02/23/2010

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I read in the book, "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child" By Marc Weissbluth, that if you want to have your baby wake up later in the morning than put them to bed earlier at night. Opposite of adult sleep habits. I found this to be true for a little while. But right now my son in 9 mths old and is experiencing some sleep changes so I started to put him to bed around 7pm now instead of 6pm and he still wakes up at the same time in the morning 6:30- 7am. We will see how long this phase lasts???

Ruth - posted on 02/23/2010

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around half 6-7pm, and awake between 7am-8am. Yes set routine from 10 weeks, has always slept through, unless hes been poorly x

Jennifer - posted on 02/23/2010

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Have you tried a sleep training technique like checking every 15 minutes and comforting him from teh door? my son cried for hours when we tried to let him cry it out but when we tried going in every 15 minutes (sleep easy solution book), he only cried 25 minutes the first night, then about 15 the second, and almost none the third.

Jennifer - posted on 02/23/2010

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Jack sleeps for 11 hours, from 7:30p until 6:30am but we are trying to add time in the morning because he is sleeping for 3-4 hours durring the day in two naps. He is on a good schedule and I make sure to put him down at the same time and get him up at the same time. He sleeps through and doesn't wake to feed since he was 7 months but we did sleep training and weaned him from night feedings at the same time so it only took 4 days or so.

Marie - posted on 02/23/2010

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I'm jealous of many of you. My 9 /12 month old son has sleep issues. We start his regular bedtime routine around 7:30 - 8pm bath, cuddle/walk, breastfeed however sometimes he just cries when we put him in the crib he sometimes is still crying at midnight (with comforting and cuddles). When he does go to sleep most nights he is up every hour and then up from 1-3am before he will breastfeed and go back to sleep until 5:30am. If I'm lucky he will then sleep with me in the bed until 7or 8am. He will nap around 11am for about 40 mins and that is all. I'm at my wits end.

Joy - posted on 02/23/2010

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We start our bedtime ritual (bottle, books, bath, bed) at 7 and he is usally asleep by 8. We wake him up around 6:30 and he usually takes a nap around 9 or 10 and then again at 1 or 2.

Phatsimo - posted on 02/22/2010

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Not really, he sleeps at around past eight in the evening, but if he has a really busy day he sleeps early... AND WAKES UP @ ABOUT 12MIDNITE! Thats where the problem begins, so i avoid having him sleep early...

Michelle - posted on 02/22/2010

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Shannon, good idea, when he wakes up, I found this out the hard way, My son is also 9 months old, born May 20th. when he wakes up at night, he should be able to put himself right back to sleep, turn on a radio in his room for him, and leave the hall light on with a crack in the door so he's not in complete dark. You are not going to like the sound of this, and I didn't ether, but it works. I put my son to bed no later then 8 every night and he wakes up a couple times, I just wait it out, I myself personally gives it half an hour to an hour before I get up to get him. If he cries harder and louder then he did in the first ten min, then he will need to learn to calm himself down and give him about 5 to 10 more min then go in, don't turn on lights!!! whatever you do do not turn on lights because then he thinks it's time to get up and play, but go in and change him, if he can hold his own bottle then I usually give my son a bottle when I put him to bed, and if you are strictly breastfeeding then sit in his room rocking him until he's full with the lights out, and put him down again, walk out and let him be. He will learn to put himself back to sleep and know you are always not too far away.

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I have been wondering these same questions! my son is nine months and i have nursed him this entire time. he used to fall asleep nursing now he gets a bottle around 8pm after wash, bath and jammy time. he goes to sleep good, it's just keeping him asleep. he wakes up a few times a night sometimes more for either a soother, diaper, gas, teething or a bottle. ready to party around 7-8am ish. two good rutine naps a day though, finally mastered that! I would love for him to sleep the entire night though!

Michelle - posted on 02/22/2010

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My son of 9 months started sleeping thru the night at 4 months old. He is going to bed between 7 and 8 pm and waking up about 7 or 8 am! sometimes I get annoid but it's ok, I just have to learn to get to bed earlier sometimes! this is my last post for the night too! speaking of which! anyways I hope that helped for you, Durring the day when he's up at 7 or 8, I let him take two naps a day, one is the first one he is able to fall asleep whenever, he sleeps for about an hour, then up again. second nap I put him down no later then 3, and he's up again usually an hour hour and a half. then he is in bed by 8 if he get's his second nap at three. 7 if it is before three that he's up. Hope you have a good day!

Lauren - posted on 02/22/2010

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my son is 9 months old now and has had a pretty good sleeping routine since he was 3 months old. he goes to bed aroun 9pm and gets up at 8am. he eats breakfast and plays and takes his first nap about 10:30am and sleeps until 12ish. then he eats lunch and plays some more and takes another nap around 2pm and sleeps until 4 or 5 pm.



we would wake him up in the morning or after naps when we wanted him to be awake so that he would be tired by bed time.

Jeniece - posted on 02/22/2010

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I am guilty of co-sleeping with my baby until she was 8 months old. It started out of desperation for sleep when I discovered she slept longer if she slept next to me. Then it became a hard habit to break. She had no set schedule as she basically went to bed when we did, or if she fell asleep before us, she woke up while we were getting ready for bed and then we were up for hours in the night. Once I decided enough was enough, I let her cry it out for naps in her crib, and then at night. I stuck to the same routine of bath, milk, bed. Now I finally have it down to bath at 7, milk and bed by 8 (or shortly after). She will sleep to 7 or 8 in the morning. Start a routine, stick with it and eventually your baby will get on board with you. Good Luck.

Monique - posted on 02/22/2010

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i have a 9month old daughter, i let her crawl around till shes really tired and pput her to be between 7:30 and 8pm, she wakes up at 1am for a feed and is up at 6am.. i have to rock her to sleep. she has 2 short naps in the day for 30min to an hour if im lucky!!

Mila - posted on 02/22/2010

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My son has a schedule. He goes to bed at 8pm. Wakes up at 7-7:30am. Then he has 2 naps -9:30am and 2pm. I started with this schedule when he was 2 months old and it works. He slept through the night since 2 months. When I put him in his crib turn on the music he plays a little and goes to sleep. He doesn't fight me or cry. I did the same thing with my oldest son and it worked just the same. When you have routine and they know what to expect, they feel more secure and are more relaxed. It worked for me. I did read the a great book called:Healthy Sleep Habits-Happy child. I hope this helps.

Sandy - posted on 02/22/2010

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My son Cole was born 22.05.2009 - he goes down between 07:00 and 07:30 and wakes once during the night for a feed (breastfed), sometimes if I'm lucky he doesn't wake and then wakes at around 06:30 or 07:00 in the morning. I ensure that he has dinner, bath and then off to bed. Routine definetly helps especially that I have a 4 year old too.

Kim - posted on 02/22/2010

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My son goes to bed at 7:30 and wakes up between 7 and 7:30 in the morning. We set this time together. He begins to get cranky at that time and goes right to sleep when I put him down.

Elizabeth - posted on 02/22/2010

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Our little girl has started declining her third nap every day, so she's in bed pretty early: usually by 7. She sleeps until 7-ish in the morning, It's a pretty set routine, but we totally follow her lead.

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