Kathryn - posted on 06/22/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )
Hi moms, my hubby and I really need some advice. My 7 month old naps great during the day ( 3 naps/day about an hour and a half or hour and 15 min, 3rd nap of the day is usually a cat nap) and he sleeps great in his crib and falls asleep on his own. The problem is he is an early riser. About 5 am sometimes it was a little earlier. We have tried putting him to bed later, about 8 or 8:30 and he woke up at 5:30 am. I usually put him down for naps about 2 ish hours after he wakes up when he starts showing he is tired and then he will just fall asleep right away. The problem is, if his last nap of the day is a bit earlier.. say about 3 or 4.. he will go to bed at 6:30, which is what he did last night. He woke up TWICE (11:30 and again at 2 ) when he woke up at 2 am we couldn't get him back to sleep until 3:30! Just did not want to go back to sleep. So I'm wondering if the early bed time is messing him up.. but if he's dead tired at 6 or 7 pm there is no way to keep him up any later as he gets really cranky. So I'm wondering how I can possibly change his schedule without forcing him to stay up.. :-/
2nd problem, when he wakes up at night we are not sure if we should be feeding him or not ..as he won't really go back to sleep if we don't feed him. We are tired and frustrated and don't know what to do. Help!