Rhianna - posted on 02/22/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
My son is 15 weeks old (and weighs almost 14 lbs) and unfortunately has a tough time sleeping and staying asleep, especially for naps. Between 2 months and 3 months I "sleep trained" him to put himself to sleep and not nurse himself to sleep and that has seemed to help. He puts himself to sleep for naps and at bedtime. At night he goes to sleep at 8 and sleeps til 12-3 depending on the night and then usually will sleep til 6:30 am and then stays up. But, he will only nap for 40-50 minutes at a time and he does this 4-5 times a day. However, everything I've read about sleep and what my pediatrician has told me, says he should sleep about 10 hrs at night which he does and 5 hrs during the day, but he only gets about 3.5-4 hrs during the day. Our basic schedule now is wake up, nurse, play, sleep. He stays awake for 1.5 hrs to 2 hrs at a time and has a 45 min nap. Currently he nurses about every 3 hrs. All the sleep plans I've read say he should be awake for 2 hrs and then take and hr and half nap. But, I don't know how to get him to stay asleep longer.