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He has cut down to two hours a day!
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:07 PM
My little man 6 months has cut down his sleeps to two 1 hour sleeps! Is this right for his age? Is there anything I can do that Iaybe haven't thought of to get him to sleep longer? At the moment he has food and then a bottle and then goes to bed at lunch, his morning sleep is at 8am after bereakfast and a bottle , he gets swaddled, dummy in and then I give him a little pat and or rock if he is still unsettled. What can I do? I have tried putting bonjella on his gums (he is teething) and nothing makes a difference. I don't know if he is getting enough sleep. Any suggestions?
Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:22 PM
At 6 months DD was doing two 40 minute naps a day.
Not sure what you can do about it! I strung her out for a little longer in the mornings so she would take one nap mid morning and one nap mid afternoon, that way she wouldn't be too tired at dinner time.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:29 PM
At that age DS was doing 11 hours overnight (7pm to 6am), 45 min in the morning (9-9:45), 1.5 hours in the afternoon (12-1:30) and 45 min in the afternoon (4-4:45) - so 14 hours over 24 hours. I'm told the 'normal' range at six months is 12-15 hour in 24 hours.
So rather than concentrate on just day sleeps, look at it overall. If bub isn't gettin at least 12 hours a day, he or she probably isn't getting enough sleep and you should try for one more day sleep. If he or she sleeps like a trooper overnight and just needs less in the day, then that might be fine too!
Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:33 PM
Thanks heaps :-) he goes to sleep at between 5-6 and sleeps 12 hours over night, I am not so worried now :-) thanks for the advice
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