Whats Your 6 Month Olds Sleep Routine?

Jenn - posted on 05/24/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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And How Do You Put Them To Bed? Do You Rock, Just Put Them Down, Hold Them? What Do You Do?



My Daughter Is 6 1/2 Months And I Had Several People Tell Me That I Shouldnt Be Holding Her To Sleep Anymore Unless I Wanted To Do This For The Rest Of My Life! LOL! So I Agreed And So Now I Just Lay Her Down. Some Times She Will Cry For A Little Bit. But Now Alot Of The Time She Will Just Go Down With Out Crying. I Love It. I Have Me Time!!! That Makes Me Happy. Also My Daughter Takes 2 To 3 Naps A Day. I Am Just Wondering What Other People Are Doing With Thier Child Her Age.



Thanks Mommy!!!

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Charlie - posted on 05/26/2009

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i put him to bed twice in the morning just straight in the cot , he has a comfortor( turtle ) that he is only allowed in his cot , he is awake all afternoon then at 6pm after dinner and bottle i put him in his cot he goes to sleep by himself and dosent wake till 6 in the morning , if he dosent go to sleep straight away i dont go into the room , i let him play till he puts himself to sleep ,( but i peek through the door so he dosent see me) i do not go back in untill i know he is fast asleep .i think having his comfortor in his cot only at sleep time helps him recognise that the cot is a place sleep , if cooper wakes in the middle of the nite and starts talking to himself i dont jump up and go to him i let him babble till he goes back to sleep by himself !

Jenn - posted on 05/26/2009

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Thank You So Much Ladies For Your Help! I Love It All. She Is Doing Great I Was Just Wanting To See What Other Mommies Are Doing. We Are Still Doing 3 Naps A Day And I Am Just Loving It!!!!

Abby - posted on 05/25/2009

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it doesnt always go like that, my son used to fall asleep at the end of his bottle then i'd put him to bed, now he doesnt so he goes down awake and falls asleep by himself. he has a bath at 6 and then a bottle, and is in bed by 6.45 and wakes between 6 and half past!!!

Melissa - posted on 05/24/2009

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I have to say 6 months is a great age to build a routine they do get it at this point and as long as you are feeding the baby as much as they need routine should hep you I do find making sure he gets his walk everyday it helps both kids alot I think the fresh air does it. I did what you did with my first daughter and yes it is hard tobreak I do not believe in cry it out but I believe in teaching independence without using CIO. It is very possibble in the beggining when he cried I picked him up tried to feed checked his bum then put him back and I had to do it a couple times but it worked great they will trust you. You will learn certain cries are for specific things and feel more comfortable

Melissa - posted on 05/24/2009

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7:30 am wake up
8:00 am breafast cereal
9:00 am back to bed
10:00 am educational play with my 2 children
11:30 am wake up
12:00am lunch
1:00pm we go for a walk
2:00pm nap time
4:00pm wakes up
5:00 pm supper
6-6:30pm nap
7-7:30pm wake up
9:00 pm bath time
9:30pm story time
10:00 bed time He goes in his crib awake and falls asleep within 5 min no crying involved

Jennifer - posted on 05/24/2009

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My 6 month old sleeps from 8-8:30pm til 7-7:30am. He naps from 9:30am-11am and then 1pm-4pm. I was rocking him to sleep til about 2 wks ago. Now I lay him down and turn his mobile on. Once in a while he will fuss after a few minutes, so I will go in and pat his butt for a minute or so then walk out and he will go to sleep.

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My son goes to bed at 8:30 and sleeps through the night. His bedtime routine is supper, shower, bottle and then bed. We just give him his kisses good night and put him down. He usually wakes up around 6:30 am. Then he has 3 naps per day. We don't rock him to sleep because he just won't sleep if we try... Our little mister is really curious and won't sleep if not in bed.

Erin - posted on 05/24/2009

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My daughter is almost 16 months and I have always been rocking and nursing her to sleep and i'm am now at that point where that i wonder how will i ever break this routine she always sleeps in my bed after she wakes up around 10:30.. However with my son i did not nurse him but i did have him sleep in the bed (when he would wake up from the crib) and I was able to get him back in to his crib then toddler bed around 2 1/2..But i say they are only little for so long so enjoy rocking!

Sarah - posted on 05/24/2009

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My 6 month old gets held until he falls asleep, and if it's at bedtime there is some rocking also. I did the same thing with my daughter. When she was about 9 months I started putting her down for naps without holding her in my arms and at the time she was ready for it and enjoyed it, because then she could "talk" to herself for a while before falling asleep. What really helped was getting her on a sleep schedule that I learned about in a magazine. What works best for one child doesn't allways work best for another, you have to find what works for you. My pediatrican gave me some great advice she told me that you can't spoil a baby and if you just love them the rest will fall into place.

Bry - posted on 05/24/2009

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My daughter goes to bed at 7.30. At 7 she has boob then bath then bottle. At the end of the bottle she may be asleep so I will just put her straight down. Sometimes she is still awake so I sing her a little song and then put her down awake. She normally goes straight off to sleep. She is still having 3 naps a day but I can see that the mid day one might be starting to go.....

Christina - posted on 05/24/2009

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When my son was 6 months old I was still nursing him to sleep a lot of the time and he wouldn't sleep through the night. I heard that if you put them to bed at 8 or 8:30 they sleep better...works like a charm. I haven't had to rock him to sleep (unless I wanted to of course) since we started the new routine..so no...if you rock your baby now it doesn't mean you'll be doing it forever. I mean I'm sure it happens but not all that often. My son is now 7 1/2 months and might have 2 naps a day..if we're lucky!

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