Krysta - posted on 02/18/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
My Daughter is only 3 months old and i know that it is a little early to be worrying about her bedtime because she is sleeping almost 8 hours through the night and is only having 2 naps during the day but I am going back to work in 2 months and I would really like her to be going to bed earlier. I have tried to wake her up earlier in the morning but then she is just tired all day and falls asleep constantly. I have a pretty good routine that I start around 8 PM. We have a bath every other night (doctor told me until she is crawling too frequent bathing could dry out her skin), then we put lotion on and do a nighttime massage, we read a book or two, and then I put her into her crib. By this time it is normally 9:30PM but all she does is fuss. I have tried leaving the room and letting her cry for 15 minutes and then going back but that doesn't seem to work. She will do this for hours until 1 AM and then she just goes to bed. does anyone have any suggestions as to how to get her to go to sleep earlier?