Emily goes to sleep around 8:30 or 9 at night and doesn't wake up till 7:30 or 8 in the morning. I feed her, stays awake for 1hr then naps 4 hours. Wakes up again around 12:30 eats again. Plays for about 2 hrs then takes another 3- 4hr nap. Wakes up around 4 or 4:30 eats again and plays, takes a 15min nap here and there then plays through out the rest of the day eats around 8pm then a bath, then to bed. And tomorrow all over again! LoL.
They say it's important for babies to nap.
I will be honest. I never did CIO with Colter. Not until he was like 8 months and then it was only at night and only lasted a couple 30 minute stretches. I didn't care if I had to carry him around all the time. He had severe reflux and a milk allergy that they didn't diagnose until 6 weeks. It was awful and I felt soooo bad because I just didn't know. You know what? The kids sleeps for 2-3 hours for nap time and a good 10 hours at night now. I am not willing to make my baby cry just so I can have time to myself. I also love the time I get to spend with Cassidy when Colter is napping. You don't get that much one on one time with two babies and I enjoy it. She however DOES sleep for 12 hours a night so I guess I am no where near in the same boat as you lol. Thanks for the info though because at some point I do need to get them both on the same napping schedule just so our days aren't crazy.
You have to go by adjusted age. So four months from her actual due date. I will not let Ellie cry it out either we are going to work the least traumatic method. The specialist should be sending me some info via email soon. I will share that on here as soon as I do get it :)
Also I was told by the sleep specialist that parents who's baby was in the NICU are less likely to succeed with cry it out because of the trauma that is associated with having a baby in the NICU. I had told her I couldn't let Ellie cry it out because I felt so guilty it just made me think about when she would cry in the NICU when I wasn't there and how awful I felt that I couldn't be there 24/7 it made me sick to my stomach. The sleep specialist also had a NICU baby and said she felt the same way
The issue I am having is that I can't let her cry it out because of her reflux, she is on the monitor in the crib which should make me feel better also since I have a video monitor as well but I am still paranoid. I know I just need to start doing it but I also wonder if since she was two months early does that count for sleep training? Did you read anything about that with Ellie?
I've been told between 4-5 months you should begin sleep training. I am sleep training right now. There is actually a program that is free called the fussy baby program and they will help teach you how to sleep train based on what method you want to use (Ferber, cry it out...)
I am having napping issues too, glad to see I am not alone. Cassidy sleeps 12 hours a night which is amazing but I was wondering if I should be doing sleep training soon or if anyone else has started? I really want her napping in her crib when my son takes his nap but it seems impossible!
It's touch and go with Ashton & Carly. Usually, Ashton takes a good long 2-3 hour nap around 1:30. Carly on the other hand, it's a miracle if she sleeps more than 30 minutes during the day. Both usually go to bed between 8 and 9.
Glad to hear it's not just me wondering why Ellie doesn't take those two naps a day!
If Sophia naps an hour straight, I'm happy she hardly naps during the day as well, the longest she has napped is for two hours and that is because we were outside and she was on her hammock :). Her usual bedtime is 10-11, and doesn't wake up till 6, eats again, falls asleep and wakes up again at 8-8:30.
Amy's bed time is 9-10 (depends on when she feeds) then wakes up at 8, she eats and gets a bath and then she goes down for about 1 hr then she is up talking and playing and takes 10-20 minutes naps in between till about 3 pm and then she takes her long 2 hr nap till about 5 sometimes 6... then again she is up to eat and is up till right before her next bottle she gets a bath and goes down about 1 hr later... and then again up at 8 the next morning...
Annabelle is so random with her naps. Some days she doesn't sleep more than little 15 minute cat naps here and there and other days she'll sleep for 1-2 hours twice during the day but only if in her swing or on the couch with me. She will not ever nap in her bassinet during the day but sleeps 10 hours in her bassinet at night, so I don't know what the deal is with that. She does, however, take a two hour nap every morning after waking and eating.
Sorry.... not helpful at all :-(
I've gotten Ellie to bow nap 2-3 hours in the afternoon yay! She needs to nap, it's best for development and such but it was a battle. I just kept trying at the same time every day when she would show signs of fatigue and now it's easier
My girls nap about 3 times a day anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours at a time. Their "bedtime" is around 8:30 and they sleep until about 4-5am.
ezra has about 3 10 min naps a day the bed at 10 till 7-9
Ellie rarely naps when I get a nap out of her I joke that I've drugged her with benadryl. I swear this kid rarely sleeps. Her bedtime is 6:30pm Butkus mow 9pm and she is hanging out next to me kicking me. She hates to sleep she seems to think that the circus is coming when she goes to bed and she will miss all the action :P
When home, Aida will take 3-4ish 40 minute naps then bedtime at 8:30PM. Most nights, she won't wake up until 5-6:00AM, nurse, then back to sleep until 8:00AM. Now on days she goes to daycare, she'll nap for 3-4 hours and she's only there for 5!