Tyrae - posted on 02/28/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )
My daughter is 3.5 months old and she does quite well with sleeping. The only problem I have is that she will go to sleep at 11:30 pm. She'll sleep till about 5-7 am, wake up to eat and get a diaper change, than go back down again till 9 am. She'll wake up, eat again and get another diaper change and go back down again till about 11 am. Than she's up for about 3-4 hours before her next nap. I want to get her to go down to sleep before 11:30 pm. My hubby goes to bed around 9 and I would love to be able to go to bed around the same time as he does so we can cuddle and such.
We don't get a lot of time with her sleeping when she does, and it would be nice to be able to be intimate without having to worry that the toy we gave her to entertain herself with stops doing its job after a short period of time.
I know I shouldn't be complaining since most people don't get a full nights sleep at all with their babies this age, but my hubby has really started pestering me, and truth be told I'd love to be able to do things with him too.
So how do I get her to go to bed earlier in the day? Say around 8-9 would be good for her to go down for the night. It doesn't bother me that I'll be up at 3 instead of 7 to feed her. Any suggestions would be great right now. We don't have a set bedtime routine, and I'm not quite sure how to go about setting one up if that would help at all.
EDIT: I am NOT willing to do the cry-it-out method. It's not something I personally feel a baby should be put through so please don't suggest that. It won't be done.