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What time does your 4-5 month old go to bed


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#1 minidiamond

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:46 PM

Obviously every bub is different but I'm wondering if I am putting bub down a little early in hopes of getting him to only wake once during the night.

I start the routine around 6pm, sometimes he isn't asleep until 7.30pm but sometimes before 7pm.  He wakes twice, approx 1am & 5am.

Last night we were out & I didn't get him to sleep until about 830pm.  He slept until 5am.  Possibly a fluke but I'm wondering if I should wait a bit longer before starting his night routine ?

What time would your routine start / end ?

PS. I've tried dream feeding but it doesn't really seem to work.

PPS. His late arvo naps aren't really consistent ie the daytime doesn't have a specific routine, except he always had a solid morning nap.

#2 Roobear

Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:01 PM

We aim for around 7pm but he can take 1-2 hours to get down....he wakes at 7/8am for the day and has 3 naps at varying lengths and times during the day. On a good night he wakes one or twice and a bad night he is wakes hourly. Seems to be no rhyme or reason to it unfortunately.

#3 JoMarch

Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

I do pretty much exactly what you do.  Start routine around 6pm and in bed by 7-730.  In my opinion what you're doing now sounds good, and I wouldn't push bed time back any later (unless your baby will have another late afternoon/evening nap-mine won't!).  

Dream feeding also hasn't worked for us in the past, but I'm contempating trying it again now that DS is a bit older (hes just over 4 months).  He was only maybe 2.5 months when we previously tried the dream feed.

#4 cuddlebud

Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:56 PM

Dd is 41/2 months and we start her bedtime routine (massage, bath, feed, story, down) between 6 and 6:30 and she normally down by 7:15. If we do it late she doesn't sleep any longer but that's just our personal experience.



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