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 Post subject: 8 month old nap schedule
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:58 am 
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I'm a new mother and new to this site and very interested in joining some of the discussions, but first I have my own question that needs answering. My daughter, Emma, is 8 months old and is still taking 3 naps during the day. I'm starting to think she needs to cut one out because her last nap is starting between 4-4:30 which is pushing back her 7:30-8 bedtime. I wouldn't be concered but her night time sleeping seems to be affected, she's waking more and is starting to wake up earlier.

Her schedule now is

5-5:30 wake (sometimes later)
7:30-8 down for nap (anywhere from 45 min to 2 hours, more towards the less
12- 1 down for another nap of the the same type- i usually wake her up by 2 in anticipation of another nap
4ish down for another nap (30-45min)
7:30-8:30 bed time

Any help would be great,

Thanks


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:08 pm 
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I have an 8 month old. He hasn't taken 3 naps in a day in a long time. We do two longer naps. Anywhere from 45 minutes to three hours.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:17 pm 
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you are both very lucky! naps are a matter of fitting in with your schedule ioif having 3 or 4 naps isn't a problem for you then who cares. You both sound like happy mum's so just keep doing what you are doing! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:39 pm 
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I heard somewhere that you should not allow your baby to sleep past 4 pm, I think it screws up their internal clock or something. Babies older than 6 months that is... Mabey thats why she is getting up so early, babies sleep better during the night if they nap better during the day...I don't know it sounds confusing but it works, I think I read it in "What to Expect the First Year" or something...

Hannah gets up around 8am. Has a nap around 11am, then one around 2pm, and goes to bed around 7pm. Sometimes she has only one nap, I think she is cutting one out...

I don't know, try to get Emma excited/interested in something and keep her up a bit longer every day, like going for a walk. Hannah is 9 1/2 months old and I know that going out in the stroller, or going to the store especially, keeps her up and alert. The scedule we have is awesome! I have tons of time at night for myself, and can sleep untill 8-9 am!

It will definately be hard, and it will take some time to switch her around, but it will be better for the both of you!!

Good Luck! :D :D :D


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:02 pm 
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Each to there own , I say I do agree that hving a routine or schedule is very important in a childs life no mater how old! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:43 pm 
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:D just giving my 2 cents

Oh and I never made up Hannah's schedule or kept her up or basically used any of that advice I just gave b/c I never had to. LOL! Hannah did that all on her own. She's always been good like that. Jenn was just concerned about Emma's sleep, or lack thereof, so I tried to give ideas on how to get her into a schedule from what I have read from books, the internet, and other parents.


SORRY Tracey hun, I'm not trying to sound like a witch or anything! :lol: That's just in retrospect to my last post lol! :D :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:08 pm 
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Don't stress it, I think you do very well to have such a cute baby and obviously such a happy one. With my first baby I was a bundle of nerves and spent most of my time stress over all matter of silly things. :lol: It takes alot to offend me so don't worry I think it's great that you took the time to respond to my message! :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:22 pm 
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haha good, I have been hoping all day that you wouldn't take that the wrong way LOL! :lol: And thanks! She is a very good and happy baby! :D :D


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 12:49 pm 
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well im in the same boat only nate only takes 2 naps a day ..

wakes at 9 am loll LUCKY MOI :P

down for a nap at 10:30 - 11ish

Wakes around 1 pm at the latest

then goes till about 3 , and then hes down for a good 1 hour ....

wake at 4:30

bedtime is around 9 pm....

HE STILL WAKES UP 3 to 4 times at night!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:01 pm 
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Is this a problem for you? If not don't stress it.The sleeep in would be nice though :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:28 am 
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If it was me I'd cut out the 7:30 nap cause shes only been up two hours...



My daughter will be 2 in march

she wakes up at like 6:30 (sometimes earlier)

Has her first nap at 11, 12, 1 or 2 all depends on how tierd she is...

Then she goes to bed a little after 8


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:52 pm 
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6:30 or earlier?? yikes you poor thing!!!! I'd be exausted!!! :(


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:27 pm 
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Hannah's Mommy wrote:
6:30 or earlier?? yikes you poor thing!!!! I'd be exausted!!! :(


Oh I am..sometimes she wakes up at 5 and I have to make her go back to bed...

havent got to sleep in for awhile...she wakes me up evily too..she shakes me and says mommy wake up...


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 4:37 pm 
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:lol: aww lol thats funny!! thats a brutal time to get up though... :(


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 4:44 pm 
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yeah and at night I can never fall asleep till like 12 or later


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