What time does your baby go to bed and wake up?

Jaisee - posted on 06/29/2010 ( 104 moms have responded )

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Hi there i have a 6 Month old daughter that sleeps threw the night in her crib from 9ish till 8 or 9 am i would really like to get her going to bed at 7 and waking up at 7 or 8ish just wondering what your 6 month old's sleeping schedule is?

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Sherrie - posted on 07/03/2010

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for the moms who have trouble putting their babies to sleep; try to play w/them more than usual an hour before bed. try to wear them out...that might help them stay asleep longer.

Ebony - posted on 07/05/2010

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my little girl is 6months this month and goes to sleep at nght time at like 11 - 12 pm and wakes up betweeb 4-6am . . . . and my 3 years old boy goes to sleep at like the same time and gets up at 10. . its uNBELIEVEABLE

Carly - posted on 07/05/2010

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My son is 8 months old. Goes down at about 8-9pm then wakes up around 9-9-30am. Has done since he was about 7 weeks old. x

Rebecca - posted on 07/03/2010

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My advice--don't fix what ain't broke! I would be thrilled if my baby (5 months old) slept that long! Mine goes to bed at around 8ish and then is up and ready to go at 4:30. I so envy you!!

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Debbie - posted on 07/05/2010

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my son was 12 weeks old when he started sleepin throughout the nyte.. he goes down at arouns 7:30 and gets up 8:00am :) x

Amanda - posted on 07/05/2010

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My son is six months old and goes to bed between 8 30 and 9 and wakes up at 8 am.

Christina - posted on 07/05/2010

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Mine grew into sleeping that early. At first he wasn't going down till around 9 and then closer to 7 months he began doing 8pm till 7am with one wake up at 5ish, now he is 10 months and started going to bed at 7pm. If you really want her to sleep earlier, try giving her her daily naps earlier so that she is pretty tired by 7 but you are very lucky she is sleeping that much at this age!

Casey - posted on 07/05/2010

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my son will be 6 months in just a few days. he goes to bed between 7-8 every night & wakes up around 7am. good schedule for us..because we are up for work :)

Ashley - posted on 07/05/2010

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My son is almost 21 months. He goes to bed at 8pm and gets up at 7am (on days i work), cause i get him up. On the weekend we still go to bed at 8 and he sleeps until 8 or 9. He has always been a good sleeper (started sleeping through at 7 weeks old). Plus he takes a good nap at around 12:30 (3-4 hours), at day care more like 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

Ashley - posted on 07/05/2010

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thats great that your child sleeps that long, when i wanted to change his bed time i just changed it by 15-30 minutes until i got to the time i wanted. Doing it this way he didn't really seem to notice that change. Only problem with going to bed that early is having it still light outside. But a good set of room darkening blinds always helps!

Alicia - posted on 07/05/2010

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Some of you gals are lucky hey!!! I would have loved if my boy slept for 12hrs. He normally goes to bed at 9 to 9:30 and gets up at 6 to 6:30. So you are Lucky. Since he started teething on 9months we sometimes get up twice during the night before 12 or after 3. Thank God not every week.

Resmi - posted on 07/05/2010

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Well, to start with, u are a lucky mom. Your baby girl has got a sleep schedule. Many mothers wonder how to imbibe this into their children, including me. My daughter goes to bed only when we elders go to bed. and, she wakes up when we wake up. But she takes afternoon naps. So, not much of a trouble for me, atleast for the time being.

Always, early to bed and early to rise is the best thing. You could try putting her early to sleep. If she doesn't, just try waking her up at what time you would like her to wake up. Let her have some rest in the midst of the day if she wants. Make sure that you do it every day, and hopefully she will adjust to it. This is the best time you can teach her these things.

Christy - posted on 07/05/2010

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My 2 year old goes to bed at 9 and wakes up around 7. My 9 month old goes to bed between 730-9 and wakes up between 6-730. Both kids take at least one nap during the day. They don't really have schedules. My son tells me when he wants to go to bed and my daughter just falls alseep.

Danielle - posted on 07/05/2010

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my daughter is now 3 mths and from the day she was born she sleeps from 5pm until 6am, i got very lucky

Adele - posted on 07/05/2010

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my 3 yr old has started waking up at 5:30 am every morning.Hes up early during the week anyway for playgroup but he used to sleepuntil 7am on a weekend.Iv tried putting him to bed a bit later on a weekend but he still wakes up at 5:30 am.Has anyone got any suggestions as i am extremely tired :-(

Olivia - posted on 07/05/2010

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try a routine maybe give her dinner then a bath and then a feed and put her to bed see if that helps

Claire - posted on 07/05/2010

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When Kayden was 6 months, he was going down 8pm and getting up at 8/9 pm. He was sleeping for 12 hours straight through. Now however he goes to nursary. So during the week he's in his bed around 7.30pm and gets up around 7/7.30am. During the weekend he goes down around 8pm and depending on how much sleep he's had during the day he sleeps the same, 12-13 hours.
Usualy toddlers that age, sleep for an average age of about 12 hours. So she would proberly sleep from 7pm-7am/8am

Kelly - posted on 07/05/2010

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Kristel I agree with you completely. The longest my guy will sleep is for like 6 hours and that is a good night. How do you get him to sleep longer??? Anyone have any suggestions???

Edwina - posted on 07/05/2010

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when mine were 6 months old they would sleep from 9 till 9 too. i slowly moved the putting down and waking them up time by 15 minutes every couple of days till they wew at the time i wanted :-)

Kristel - posted on 07/05/2010

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1. How do you get your kid to sleep that long without waking up?
2. I do that with mine by waking her up earlier.

Michelle - posted on 07/04/2010

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my daughter is 16months now and she's been sleeping through since she was 4months,i also have a 4 year old they both go to bed at 7pm and wake up at 7am.A routine is very important for children,i think if you start putting her to bed at 7pm she will get into the routine you want.

Brittany - posted on 07/04/2010

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My 5 month old goes to sleep between 8pm-9pm and sleeps until between 5am-7am and then comes into bed with me and "naps" until 9 or 10am.

Jessica - posted on 07/04/2010

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My son Aoi (2 today!) wakes up late and goes to sleep late! XD



morning: 10:30am (wake him up an earlier and he'll throw a fit)



after noon: 2~4pm (sometimes just till 3:30pm)



night: 10~10:30 in bed. (I blame this on him not having a bed of his own. We all sleep on two futons pushed together. -live in Japan)- (once we get some money in & a bigger place he'll have his own room & bed...needs to be asap, too! Mommy and daddy need time♥)

Normaria - posted on 07/04/2010

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u are very lucky that your baby sleep at 9! my baby girl is 13 months now. When she were 6 months old, she sleep at 11pm-10am. And that is not good. I tried many times to put her to bed at 7pm but her eyes is still wide open. So, i decided that she can have only 1 nap in the afternoon and another nap in the evening. I will play with her, take her out to the playground or window shopping. So, now when she is tired she will at least sleep around 9pm and wake up at 9am. Which i am very happy now.

Katherine - posted on 07/04/2010

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I didn't manage to get my girl to sleep through the night until 8 months old, you're so lucky!!! The way I got her to sleep through and go from 7pm - 7am was controlled crying... which was horrible but her entire routine was shifted after 3 days. I had to give her the last feed for the night and then put her down at 7pm, after 5mins of crying go in and give her a cuddle and some reassurance and then put her back down. The crying was horrible, Then go in after 10mins and do the same thing and finally after 15mins at a time. Do this every 15mins until she falls asleep. It took Jordan about 45mins for the first time and then the second time 20mins and the third night she just went to sleep and slept through the night and woke at 7am. It was amazing after having to put her down at 10:30pm and being up every hour during the night. Magic advice from Plunket service. Won't appeal to everyone but I was starting to get desperate!

Amanda - posted on 07/04/2010

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My god you should be considering yourself lucky! I have a 2 year old boy who just will not go to bed untill he is ready which is normaly around 9.30 10.pm then he wakes up at around midnight has a melt down then hops into bed with me. I have tried everything with him and he just refuses to be a good boy at bed time. He is the only child out of the three of them that is like this tho my other to go to bed at 7.30 on school nights and 8.30 9ish over the weekend. If I was you I would be happy with the sleeping routine that you child has.

Christina - posted on 07/04/2010

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my daughter as slept from 7pm to 8 or 9am since she was 6 weeks old. she will sleep in on the weekends with us until about 10am but she is always in bed by 7 or 730. she still takes naps during the day and never wakes up at night (if she does she immediately goes right back to sleep). she is 14 months old now and the best baby ever!! since our first night in the hospital she only woke up once (she would sleep for 4 hours straight and bf and go back to bed for another 4 or 5 hours)...since the week she turned 6 weeks old she has gone for 12-14 hours straight at night and its wonderful! we do bath and then bed the same way ever single night and it works great for us, hope this helps!

Kat - posted on 07/04/2010

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My son is almost a year and have been on a schedule since he was 5 months old , he is in bed asleep by 7 and up at 7 son . We did a bath book bottle bedtime routine . And he just got use to going to sleep after his book . Its like clockwork . Took about 6 days to get him settled on this schudule .

Tane - posted on 07/04/2010

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maybe instead siting in a chair near his cott, don't make any noise its just so that bub knows ure there, then each night move further away from bubs cott untill ure out the door, if this dosn't work, i have know idea, but crying it out worked for me, also schedualing is good, the thrive of routines.

Tane - posted on 07/04/2010

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since my boy was 6or 7 mths he has slept from 6:30pm to 6am, and he even has 1 3hr nap during the day, it used to be 2 2hr naps, but as he got old it wasn't nec to have two naps, now he is 3yr and he still has one nap during the day 2-3hrs and still sleeps from 6:30 pm to 6, some times he decides he wants to go to bed earlier, like 5pm and sleeps untill, 5:30- 5:45am

Samantha - posted on 07/04/2010

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I put my daughter Peyton to bed around 8-8:30PM and she wakes up between 8-9AM.

Thelma - posted on 07/04/2010

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my baby is a year she will go to sleep at 5 in the morning nad not get up till 3 in the afternoon

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My daughter now 17m has always been the best sleeper from day 1 she would sleep 12 - 14hrs straight at night now she still sleeps the same but is in bed 7:30-8pm and gets up between 9am-10 the following day

Sabrina - posted on 07/04/2010

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when my daughter was 6 months she was going to bed at 730 till 730 so 12 hours a night!

Steph - posted on 07/04/2010

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my lad is 11 months old, he goes to bed between 5-6pm and sleeps through til 5-6am everynight!

Jessica - posted on 07/04/2010

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My son is now 3 years old, but he has always had the same schedule. He goes to bed at nine and wakes up at around 8 or 9 am. If you switch your child to 7, then she'll probably adapt to waking up at 7 am. If it does not work right away, just keep at it. Once I begin working again, I plan on doing the same thing with my son and then again probably once he begins school. Good luck :)

Vanessa - posted on 07/04/2010

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My daughter is 8 months now but at 6 months she went to bed at 8 got up to eat at 10 and then slept till 10 or 11. Now she goes to bed around 10 or 11 and sleeps till 10:30 or 11.

Dehnay - posted on 07/04/2010

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Ever since my daughter, who is now 19 months old now.. was born we have put her to bed at 8pm. Sometimes a bit before. She is set to this schedule like clockwork. I am happy to say she has been sleeping thru the night for quite some time now and the only time I ever have any sleep issues is when she's teething her molars. We started this routine about 7:20pm..get her in her pjs, then brush her teeth, read a book and then she says good night to Daddy...then she knows it's time to snuggle with mama and I rock her in a chair. I play a soft music toy and she goes to bed no fuss! I still have the occasional night where she sings in there after I leave but she's normally out by 8:30pm. She normally wakes between 7-7:30am...ready for Mickey Mouse! I hope this helps. I would say establish a routine as soon as you can. Maybe start with a bath before pj's (I sometimes do if she's been playing outside ) and it helps mellow them out..

Vanessa - posted on 07/04/2010

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My son is 15 months and he has been going to bed at 9pm and waking up between 7 and 8am since he was probable about 6 or 7 months old. He has an older sister and that was her bedtime. It just made it easier. Right now he usually only gets one nap at 12 unless he's gets really tired earlier, then I usually give him two naps, 10am and about 3pm. Once he starts daycare, that will probably change.

JOANN - posted on 07/04/2010

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WHAT I DID TO CHANGE MY SONS SCHEDULE AT THAT AGE, I WENT TO NIGHT SCHOOL SO I HAD HIM UP LATER SO HE SLEPT LATER, WAS KEEP HIM UP TILL THE TIME AND HE WAS SO TIRED TO SLEPT THE 12 HRS AND IT QUICKLY CAUGHT ON, TO GO EARLIER WAKE THEM UP AT THAT TIME, MOVE NAP TIME UP AN HOUR SO THEY'LL BE TIRED AN HR EARLIER

Brittney - posted on 07/04/2010

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My son just turned 2 months old. I put him to bed around 10 after his bath. (Bedtime bath works great for this. Lol) After his bath he is always ready to knock out so I wait til bedtime to give it to him. And he will sleep til about 7-8am wanting a bottle. Then he will eat around 3 ounces then go back to sleep til about 10am. Guess I'm lucky Lol

Brittney - posted on 07/04/2010

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My 5 month old has been sleeping through the night since she was about 3 and a half months. Possibly earlier. She goes to bed around 8 and doesn't get up until 9 or 10 the next morning. Just try putting your daughter down at 7 and wake her up at 7 so she gets used to it. A lot will rely on you because infant's internal clocks are not developed yet.

Camilla - posted on 07/04/2010

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Hello,
I have what some mike call a midnight baby as I was once one myself a Nightowl. As my partner is as well which suits the three of us just fine :)

Leah Jade - posted on 07/04/2010

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my son at 1month was sleeping threw the night he has done ever since hes know 9months goes so fast! but what i do is at half 6 get him bathed then after hes dried got his pjs on bout 7ish i give him his bottle of milk when hes finished i lay him down in his crib and leave him, sometimes he goes with out a fight other times he crys i just leave him too it, so he knows who the boss is. lol. if i put him to bed at 8 he will wake at half 8 in morning if i put him to bed at 7 he'll wake at half 7 in the morning. he has 1 nap at half 10 in the day aswell and sumtimes a nap in afternoon. hes walking around and is very active.

Denise - posted on 07/04/2010

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My daughter will be 6 years old, and she has a habit still to this day at getting up at 2-3 in the morning because she is thirsty and wants tv on. She doesn't stay awake to watch her movie, she just needs noise in the background to help her sleep. When my daughter was 6 months old she was still getting up every 4 hours. now during the summer she goes to bed at 9 and if she doesn't wake up in the middle of the night she sleep in till about 7:30. During school hours she sleeps from around 8 and gets up about 6:30 in the morning as long as she doesn't wake up in the middle of the night.

Kelly - posted on 07/04/2010

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I am incredibly jealous.... My lil guy is 3 months old, he was born 7 weeks early. He will not lay in his crib until about 1 am. (I know crazy) He will wake up around 6-7am on a good day & he eats almost 8 oz then it can take up to an hour to put him back down & he may sleep until 12pm. A couple of times a week he gets up 2 or 3 times. I know people tell me to keep trying but I cant stand letting him cry it out. Any suggestions???? I would love to have him down by 8pm so my husband can have some time for us, being that he is our first child. I love him dearly but waking up 2 or 3 times a night is so draining.

Natasha - posted on 07/04/2010

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My son slept thru the night and had a similar patteren, and to this day is still on the same schedule. It works great for me so that i can get stuff done before he gets up!

Letitia - posted on 07/04/2010

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My daughter Kasidee is 8 months old...She goes down at about 9:30-10 and wakes up about 7:30-8. She sleeps straight through.

Sonya - posted on 07/04/2010

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My 6 month old goes to bed when he gets tired, which is usually around 8pm. He will wake up once during the night usually around 3:30 or 4am for a bottle, and then go back to sleep until about 6:30am. He takes 3 naps during the day a morning nap around 9 this is usually only 15-20 mins, an afternoon nap for 1-2 hours and another nap around 4:30 for 15-20 mins.

Amanda - posted on 07/03/2010

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my son has been on a sleeping schedule since month 3. i was losing my mind so i just DID it. at that time according to babycenter.com my son should have been sleeping about 10-10.5 a night and getting 3 naps through the day for a total of 5-5.5 hours. Sound like a lot of sleep? Lol...it is...and you should sleep when she sleeps! Lol..I did for the bed time sleeping. if he went down at 7:30 and the sun was up...so did I with a sleeping mask over my eyes. He'd wake up one time in the middle of the night to feed...usually between 1:30-3:30 am...at which time he'd get between 4-6 oz of food, a new diaper and right back to sleep. he'd wake up around 6:45 am...then we'd feed the dogs at 7. everyday. Now that he's almost 6 months he's working himself (which is kind of impressive that his body knows already...weird...but cool) into his new schedule...11 hours through the night and 2 naps totaling about 3.5 hours during the day. That's the schedule that babycenter.com recommends as well.. But I'll tell ya now, just like everyone always says as a disclaimer...every kid is different. Even from the same mother...child #1 will be different from #4 and #3 isn't like 1 or 4.... Even the labor and delivery of those babies will be different. That...lol...the inconsistency from child to child...is about the only thing "normal" you may experience. Some kids won't sleep that much during the day once they start solid foods...some kids will. Some kids will NOT sleep through the night without having to have a bottle. Depends on the calorie count per ounce in the formula really...in my opinion. Our son's formula doesn't have much in the way of calories. Its organic... But...I will say this. My pediatrician told me not to bother waking him up in the middle of the night if he's going to sleep straight through.."that's just crazy". However, I personally have serious issues with hypoglycemia (I get dizzy if I go too long without having some form of carbohydrate or protein...a 8 oz glass of skim milk can fix that though.) so I eat 6 mini meals a day and did through my whole pregnancy. Can you imagine...for YOURSELF...even as an adult and having "willpower"...can you imagine not eating for 11 hours straight without a medical reason NOT to? Neither can I. If my son stirs in the middle of the night...makes fussy noises for no reason...my husband gives him a bottle. Some nights he doesn't do that...but most nights he does. I believe his tummy hurts cause he's hungry. On a more anecdotal note...he is WAY less fussy during the day after a night that he got a bottle in the middle of the night. This is the chart I go by....http://www.babycenter.com/0_how-much-sle... To change the time that you want her to go to sleep you'll need to play her hard in the morning...lots of tummy time and standing up with no support but her holding onto your fingers...those kinds of things will tire her out quickly...then you can get her to nap a little earlier...do the same thing for her second 1.75 hour nap (if you follow that babycenter.com chart she'll get two naps of about 1 hour and 30 minutes (one can go to 1 hr and 45 min) and 11 hours of sleep at night) then...with those two naps occurring earlier than normal...she may conk out by 7 like you want...but she'll most likely be up by 6....unless you know that your child sleeps 12 or 13 hours...time it correctly for when you want her to wake up...rather than when you want her to sleep by. Good luck Jaisee! =)

Sherrie - posted on 07/03/2010

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i have a 3 month old who goes to bed around 9-10 and wakes up anywhere from 4-7am...i can't wait till he sleeps longer

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