Maria - posted on 03/05/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )
hi ive been wondering if im a terrible mother. any time i tell anyone what time my baby goes down for the night, i get weird looks, like "really? that's not right".
since he was 6 weeks old my son has been sleeping for about 7-9 hours a night. only thing is, he usually doesnt go down for the night until around 10-11 pm. i have tried putting him down earlier but he will just wake up and stay awake no matter what.
I am on a baby-led schedule, and i believe he will go to sleep when he is good and ready to go to bed.
Due to guilt i have tried to start putting him on a more parent-led schedule, giving him a bath and a book, then a feeding starting at 9 pm, to try to move him bedtime back a little, he has gone to bed a few times around 10:30 and once around 9:30, but it just doesnt seem to really work and i don't really mind
but should i try to impose an earlier bedtime?