My little girl is 7 months old and our routine now is as follows: 8pm bath time, pjs, breastfeeding, reading bedtime story. If after that she’s still awake, we will turn on ocean sounds, or Enya’s music! She’s in her crib that is in our bedroom. She wakes up around midnight for feeding. Then she sleeps until around 7am. Sometime she wakes up in the middle of a night crying, then I comfort her and breastfeed.
Omg I needed to read this so bad... My Little one is 7 months old and is such a restless sleeper.. Bed no later than 8, naps at least 4 times a day for maybe 40 min a time and up by 5 am.... Night feed around 2.
I'm really starting to lose my mind with lack of sleep because we're co sleeping as well.
Happy to read I'm not alone but good god us parents need a break
I used the blog Sleeping child sane parent. It's awesome! My little girl was sleeping through the night at a really young age, like 4 or 5 months. She also was only taking 30 minute cat naps and they helped me to get an hour or longer! But I will say, every kid is different and my little girl also went down to one nap at 9 months. I tried and tried to keep 2 naps for the longest time and it was such a battle! She is now 2 and a half and even one nap is a struggle. It's very hit and miss when she will take one. 😭 So it's more of a quiet time now. But I nanny kids who are 6 and 4 and they still take a nap! It's frustrating that mine won't, but they will get it if they need it I guess. I'm just glad she sleeps around 12 hours at night 🤗
Hi my 7 month old wont go down for a nap in the morning and hes waking up multiple times in the night i dnt no what i am doing wrong??
You’re doing nothing wrong, all babies sleep is very different and training is best at 1 years old! With teething babies are usually irritable and restless
My Adam is 7 months old. The first week of life was hell. He was sleeping in his Moses basket. Every time he woke up wanting feeds at times just wanted to be held, I can say with honesty I didn’t sleep AT ALL that week! By second week we decided he is coming in bed with us, mind you we have an emperor bed so enough for 4-5 people in it, lots and lots of room! This was the best decision we made, he would wake up I give him the boob he sucks and falls asleep and so do I. Every time he woke up the boob was ready, at times I would be asleep and he would be sucking away. I wouldn’t recommend co sleeping but I’m a light sleeper. He is now 7 months, still co sleeps! But he has a very good pattern! He will wake up around 11am! Have breakfast. Then sleep at 1pm for 2 hours. Wake up at 3pm have lunch! Then a nap at 6pm! Wake up at 8pm have dinner. Then sleep with us around 11.30pm-midnight! Wakes up 1-2 times during the night for breast.
My girl is 7 months. She will be 8 months on 10/5. She just kinda put herself on her own schedule falling asleep about 6:30-7:30 pm then wakes up at 6-8 am
My LO is the same and was able to sleep through the night. What happened? Now my LO is up 2-4x a night. We put him down sleepy, but awake for naps. For night sleep we rock him. We were never successful putting him sleepy, but awake for his night sleep.
I’m so tired! Help!
Hey! 👋😊 how olds your little one? x
I cant put my LO down sleepy too. He fully wakes up due to the fact he’s been put in his snuzpod
Hi! My 7 month old, goes down
around 8:30pm, wakes up for feeds at 1am, 5am and then is awake at 7:30/8am. She usually has a nap 11am, 1pm & then 4/5pm ish 🤦🏽♀️
So glad I am seeing there are quite a few babies still getting up for feeds, I was worried I am doing something wrong
My son exactly the same at 6 months and so glad to hear I’m not alone! Feel very confused overnight whether I’m meant to try settling him he wakes without a feed, but feeding is easiest and quickest way to get him back to sleep!
Any tips appreciated! 😴
Hi mummas! After a bit of advice really. My sons 9 months and a very restless sleeper.
Bath at 6.15pm
Bottle and bed by 7pm
Stirs 2-3 times for dummy
Wakes for a feed around 11pm
Wakes 2-3 times ( I just make him comfy in his cot)
Then wakes anywhere between 4am and 6am.
Hes has two naps a day totalling 3 hours. And is on solids aswell as bottles....iv tried gripe water. Prescribed infant gavascon. Several teething gels and powders. Nothing has made a difference.
Hes had this routine for around 3 months now.
Any thoughts and advice would be greatly appreciated x
My son is the same. He spends all day groggy because hes not getting his nights sleep. I try cutting out his last nap...but that makes him worse through the night because hes so over tired. I'm out of ideas lol. X
My 8 months old is the same, restless sleepers - rolls around in his crib, wakes himself up with the frequent rolling. Wakes up more thAn a few time throughout the night, extremely light and restless sleep after 4 am. He's sleepy but still have difficulty staying sleep. When he night wakes he's upset he's sleep is interrupted and wants to go back to sleep. Why is my baby sleepy but don't stay asleep?
My little guy is 6 months old and sleeps 7pm-4am eats and then typically sleeps 4:15am-7am and naps 3-4 times during the day. We did taking cara babies sleep training at around 3 months old.
Both my girls have slept through from 6 weeks old. My 7month old wakes up at 7am she has a nap at 10:30 until 12 then another nap at 3pm until 4:30pm then she goes to bed at 7pm x
How did you lengthen the wake window time?
I would also love to know this as my little on only seems to last between 1hr 30 - 2hr max.
Precious Little Sleep book and FB group. I'm telling you - life changing! True data shows sleep training is beneficial because babies get quality sleep sooner. Don't listen to false, cherry-picked data on it harming the child.
We sleep trained and haven’t looked back! We did right around 6 months maybe closer to 7. It was super hard that first night plus it was his first night out of our room. We quickly figured out my husbands snoring was the reason he wasn’t sleeping through the night. I cannot recommend sleep training enough. It’s tough but worth it but I suppose that’s most of parenting
Just read this.. my son does similar and he’s 7 months this week.
Read Precious Little Sleep. They also have a FB group. Despite what others may say the real data shows no harm whatsoever with sleep training, if you use the right methods at the appropriate age. Good luck mama!
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My baby. Will be weight months in a few days. I made the mistake of letting her sleep in my bed the first 5 months. The first month In The crib was good until she got her shots. Now if I put her in her crip she just stands up crying she really hates her crib I need my bed back I really could use any suggestions on how to get her to like her crib
Ok I appreciate you using sleep patterns because I can’t stick to a routine For nothing everyday it’s something different for sure .
May be more about some boundaries and helping her understand that just because she's not in your bed doesn't mean she's not ok.
My little falls asleep in my arms and I transfer him to wherever he is sleeping for the night. This helped us a lot when we transferred him to his own room. It also helps when we change sleeping arrangements like after we return from a trip where we did allow him to co sleep with us. I pay attention to sleep cues like grumpy behavior, rubbing eyes etc. and then start into a bed time pattern (I don't say routine because honestly it's always a little different).
If she won't fall asleep before you put her down you may want to try sleeping in the room with her next to her bed a few nights.
My baby girl is 9 months as of today! She sleeps well @ night. Doesn’t wake up! But she has her nights where she will fight her sleep or just not want to sleep in general. Also around 9 months they go through a sleep regression. But she’s not the best napper. There’s days she will nap. There’s days she wont. It’s tough @ times.
My son is almost 8 months old. Hes usually in bed around 9 or 10, wakes up for milk around 3, up near 8, nap at 11, 1, and 4.
My daughter is 5 months and she is up every 2-3 hours at night for a quick feed and than back down lol. Goes to bed at 830, up at 730-8. Thankfully I'm used to not a lot of sleep because of work prior to mat leave 😂 I'm actually never really tired and I don't even drink coffee 🤷 she will sleep longer spurts on her own schedule. Just following her lead
My 6 month old goes to bed around 10:30pm, and wakes usually around 9, 9:30am. She sleeps straight through. SOOOO thankful! She still needs naps quite often during the day as well. Usually can go about 2 hours of being awake before being fussy and needing a nap. It seems like the biggest thing that has helped is having a solid routine. Babies thrive on routine!
Yes. We just transitioned her to her crib a few weeks ago, but I still take her in my room and feed her in the very dim light, 6oz bottle. She knows its bedtime, and she curls up on my lap and falls asleep right after. I still like to keep her upright for 30 minutes after she eats to reduce the chance of her spitting up in her sleep. I very carefully transfer her to her crib her while she is sleeping, and I have the Owlet and a regular baby monitor next to the bed so I can hear her if she needs me. So far she has only woken up once and I just had to give her her binky and put my hand on her chest for a few minutes to get her settled again. She also let out a little toot lol, so she must have had gas 😆
Does she have a bottle in the night?
My 7 month old naps 3 times a day. I have to rock her to sleep and what helps is putting her in the Amazing baby brand transitional sleep swaddle would she still fits into and is safe for rollers. It goes up to 21 lbs in medium. It helps signal to her that it's time to go to sleep. I do not do any form of sleep training because I feel that a baby can't really be trained to sleep they just learn that no one's coming for them if they're allowed to cry it out.
I feel like I have posted on this thread before but not sure 🤔 it is 100% okay for baby to do sleep training. There are different methods of doing such. I did the Taking Cara Babies sleep course 5-24 months, ABCs of sleep. It is NOT cry it out. There is reassurance for baby involved and ALL needs of baby are taken care of!! This is NOT about leaving your baby in the room and forgetting about them. It’s the complete opposite. I saw a few things on here saying it’s bad for them. Taking Cara Babies is based on scientific studies and was SO helpful! My baby started sleeping 11-12 hours every night!!! She was doing 15min-2hr intervals every night beforehand. I can tell you that my baby does not feel abandoned or unloved. ALL of her needs are met and she sleeps great now!
Sorry just realized I already posted previously 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️ mom brain..
I’ve also heard great things about takingcarababies and just started watching the newborn tutorials in anticipation of my first one arriving soon. Very informative and easy to digest so far!
We didn't use any method of sleep training. My lo was still breastfed at that time so she still woke up about twice a night. She napped about 3 times a day for about 2 hours at a time.When she was completely weaned at 8 months, the formula & cereal kept her full through the night and she slept more soundly.
Hang in there!!! 👍🏾
Each one is so different! ❤️ Whatever you do, please do not try the CIO method. It’s now being confirmed damaging to their neurological development. My 9 month old sleeps pretty well, but babies in general are always changing because they are developing at such a rapid rate. They are experiencing SO much all at once. I believe the best things to do for healthy sleeping are to simply have a happy household. LOTS of laughter, lots of physical affection, activities that stimulate, reading books, music and routine! Once I implemented a solid bedtime routine, my LO was easier to put down. She sleeps roughly between 7pm-7:00am give or take. Just my two cents!
Around this time was a regression so I did not sleep train.
I personally didn’t read or go by any training or go by anyone else’s guide lines, My son is 6 months old and sleeps great through the night! Goes down at 11:30 pm and wakes up 7:30 am 😊
My 6 month old has always slept through the night. Thank God! She’ll go to bed between 10-11pm and get up at 6-7am for a meal and go back to sleep till 11-12. Then she’ll take little power naps (2 or 3x) for 30min to 1hr.
Exact same schedule as my son. We’re so blessed!!
My son is the same wat but when he goes to sleep at 10-11pm he’ll wake up at 2 then sleep til 6-7 am. 😓 wish he would stop waking up at 2
We did what Amy did. We put our son down and let him cry for 2-3 minutes before comforting him. We would normally not take him out of his crib (he slept in his own crib from 6 months on) unless he was having a really rough night. If he didn’t calm down after a few attempts we would rock him in his chair. He would normally sleep
Through the night and have 2 nap of 1-2 hours. Now he is 2 and is about the same but he only has 1 nap.
My son is 7 months old now and since he was 2 months old he has been in bed by 8pm and then he gets up at around 5am goes back to sleep and wakes back up around 7am or 8am. His naps have been around noon and sometimes he sleeps til about 3pm sometimes it's only an hour sometimes it's only a half hour just depends on him he loves to sleep in his car seat in the car like within five minutes of being in the car he's out like a light
We started putting our daughter down and letting her cry for a minute or 2 before comforting her (without getting her out of the cot) from 5 months. Now she is 7 months she usually drifts off straight away and sleeps through the night. She usually naps 2-3 times a day and has short naps (that add up to about 2.5 hours) but yesterday had one big nap for 2.5 hours then slept from 7pm-6am
I used takingcarababies sleep course. My daughter went from doing 15min-2hr stretches all night long (waking up screaming bloody murder) to sleeping 11-12 hours every night. SO WORTH IT!! We started at 5 ish months and I’m so glad we did. You can find her on Instagram as well as just google it. She puts out lot of free knowledge too that has been helpful!!
Yeah I love her! I just wasn’t sure if I could justify the expense ya know?
I would say the confidence and mental clarity it gave me, along with knowing my baby was well rested, made the cost worth it. Every baby and every family is different- take whatever step seems the best for you!
We used a book called Precious Little Sleep around 7 months and it was amazing.
Hey Hannah! Sleep that first year is so iffy! Personally, we followed Taking Cara Babies. It’s not “sleep training” per say, but gives a lot of helpful tools that helps babies sleep better!! My first was an awesome sleeper from the beginning, my second, eeesh we needed all the help we could get!
I love her!
I used tips from Taking Cara Babies (on Instagram and on her blogs). I followed her gentle sleep training class at 7 months and my son has slept 11 hours a night with no crying ever since 🙌🏻
Yes I did the ABC’s of sleep! We followed tips from her newborn class beforehand, making it a little easier since he could already put himself to sleep most nights, so I opted to do the one without the consult. But depending on your kiddo I’d say the phone call could be worth it to guarantee success!
Is this the ABCs of sleep? Did you get the package with consultations?
My Son is 2 now, He sleeps on his own in his room. At this age, I was the only provider at night I put him to sleep and he sleeps all night. He will sleep on his own til dawn. 7 months old he had a big nap in the early afternoon, for about two hours. Every baby is different though.
We breast feed, and co sleep, well actually bed share, baby sleeps in bed with us. We’ve done this since she was 2 days old and is now 10 months. And she breastfeeds to sleep.
So her sleep is pretty much the same as when she was 7 months. Although she wakes up a little earlier now. But at 7 months she’d wake up around 7:30 or 8am, nap at 10am for an hour or two, second nap around 2pm for an hour or two, both naps on my lap, she wakes if I move her. It works for us so i just go with it. Means I get to rest too. Then we go up to bed at 7:30, and boob her to sleep while she lays on the bed (so I don’t have to move her once she’s asleep). She generally wakes every 2-3 hours through the night for boobie. She occasionally goes through phases of waking hourly at night, but luckily they’re only phases haha. I absolutely love breastfeeding, and because she sleeps beside me at least I don’t have to ever get out of bed, we both fall back to sleep while she feeds 🥰🥰
I am the exact same way with my daughter who's almost 5 months. She gets up every 2-3 hours for a quick boob and the back down for sleep. I love her in our bed, I feel like it's important for us to be bonded the first year. I just love her sooo much ♥️
Hey, my little girl is 7months too. We have put her to bed in her cot since she was 3 months but got into the habit of bringing her into our bed when she cried in the night. At about 5 month we decided enough was enough and to leave her in her cot. Not sure what the ‘proper’ way to do it is but when she was sleepy we left her to cry for 10 minute intervals. And the same after her 3am feed. She usually went to sleep within 20 minutes. She now gets herself to sleep without crying and sleeps through most nights. Occasionally we have a 3am feed but it’s only quick and she gets herself straight back to sleep again.
Hope you find something that works for you xx
We used a routine of eat, play, sleep. Wakes up around 7:30, first nap starts by 9:30 usually, second nap starts by 12:30, third nap starts around 3:30 and goes to bed about 7:30pm
We also started this routine on thanksgiving when he was 5 and a half months old
He’s breastfed and started sleeping through the night a month ago (although he will wake up sometimes and need help getting a pacifier again)
Used a modified cry it out training. I'll drop the link. By the end of the first week she was self soothing like a pro. This was at 4 months because we didn't want the crib in our room since it was so huge and at 3 months she had just about outgrown the bassinet. Of course, around 7 and 8 months her teeth started coming in with a vengeance. That was the only time we used baby tylenol. When she was teething, she still woke up every 10 minutes and that was laying on my chest. Tylenol was the only thing that helped.
My LO will be 8 months this week. We practice an 8 pm bedtime. My son is breastfed. I think this is important to mention because BF babies are different than formula fed. We are finally getting about a 5-6 hour stretch in. But after that it’s usually up every 2-3 hours. He also likes sleeping on his belly. He naps 2-3 times a day. Somewhere between 10-11 for about 2 hours and then in the afternoon around 2-3 for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Sometimes the third nap comes in around 5 after daycare. I work full time and he is the youngest at daycare so there is no set schedule. I feel it’s more about listening to their cues.
I personally don't agree with sleep training, not for us. He shows signs of sleepiness around 8-8:30, lay him on the bed with light out but, tv on for light until his fussiness turns to sleep and he's usually out for the night until between 7-8 the next morning. After he falls asleep I put him in the bassinet.
My son didnt sleep thru thr night until he hit a year old sorry momma dont have any advice for you. Gud luck momma
We co-slept until 5 months. Then we started her in her crib one Friday night. We talked to our pedi and she said the easiest/quickest way is to let them cry. As long as she’s safe, warm, dry and fed, the crying is just a protest cry like taking scissors from a two year old. There’s nothing wrong, they just don’t like what’s happening. She cried about 30 mins the first night and it was torture for me. But she went to sleep and woke once around 3 am to feed. The next night, same thing but only cried for 15 mins. Third night, down in 5 mins and slept from 8pm-730 am. Now she sleeps most nights the same range, occasionally waking for a feeding or fresh diaper. Day times are naps at 10 and 2, each lasting about an 1 1/2-2 hr. And then a 30-45 min nap in the evenings right before dinner. Sometimes she takes it in my arms. Night time routines are consistent with dinner, bath, wind down, family bed time story and good nights.
My little guy slept in my room (in his crib) till he was 7 months old, he’d wake every 3 hours till we put him in his own room. The first night he woke a few times but other than that he slept through the night unless he was sick
We sleep trained early, around 3.5 months. At 7 months, baby would wake up around 7am, nap 9-10, nap again 12-1, catnap a final time 3:30-4, bed at 7pm, 12 hours sleep until 7am the next day. All sleep in her crib in her own room. Nap lengths and timing varied a bit - around 7.5 months she started consistently getting longer naps (she slept only 30-45 minutes at a time before that) and by 8 months we went to two naps - 9:30-11 and 2-3:30.
We have the same routine every night since the day she came home, when she goes to bed and how. Depending on how much/when she ate last is if shell sleep through the night. Shes slept mainly all night since about 2 weeks after we brought her home. Also, she wont sleep laying flat so we have her in a stationary seat which keeps her inclined all night.
That you for letting me know! I dont think her head could fall forward the incline is very little. I'll be sure to check if there is a recall!
My now 7 yr old slept in a rock n play for a really long time. She also wouldn’t sleep flat and that rock n play was a lifesaver. But now they’ve recalled it, along with all inclined sleepers, because so many babies have died from heads falling forward and cutting off air supply. Im sick to my stomach that my daughter slept in hers for so long and what could have happened. I’m not sure what type of inclined seat you have, but please check it to see if it was recalled if you haven’t already. And maybe you are already aware of all of this. I just needed to say it because I would want to be informed if I wasn’t aware. 💕
Nap 9:30am-11, nap 2:30-4:30pm, sleep at night 7:30pm-7:30am
My son is turning 6 months this month and he sleeps from 8pm until anywhere between 7-9am. We were rocking him to sleep and laying him in his crib when he fell asleep up until 2 weeks ago. We did a sleep training method, we would wait until he showed his sleepy signs (rubbing his eyes, scrunching his nose) then we would lay him down and he would fuss and cry and every 10 minutes we would go in to reassure him we are here and hes just sleepy. We would tell him we love him and run his face gently to soothe and calm him. The first 3 nights he cried for 45 minutes, the 4the night he fell asleep in 2 minutes with no crying. His naps we do the same but he goes down way easier during the day. And he sleeps about 1-2 hours for 2 naps during the day!
I'm not sold on "training" your baby to sleep through their needs. I'd prefer to wake up and feed him and cuddle him than him waking up, knowing I won't come if he's upset. Each to their own but I couldn't get through "training" him to know if won't care if his needs are met just because it's night time. I'm all for reaching to self soothe etc. But not at the expense of him being cared for.
What worries me is the fundamentals of it.. teaching your child that because it's night time, you don't care if they are hungry, upset, in pain, uncomfortable, etc. For an older child, I get it. They can get themselves a drink and sleep through without eating and they can tell you they had a nightmare etc. But an infant can't. 🤷🏻♀️
I’m not sure you fully understand sleep training. It is by no means an excuse to not tend to your child’s needs - that’s barbaric!
I second Lucy and Katherine’ s answers... till the child/ baby is old enough to understand or at least communicate I would cuddle or rock whatever it takes to comfort the baby. Some nights it’s just once or twice and sometimes it takes a few attempts but the child only wakes up when in discomfort which could be due to so many reasons or sometimes they get nightmares too.
I am all up for making them sleep by themselves but till the time they are ready( you will know by your instinct when they are) they need their mums or dads to comfort them x
My older kids are between 10-6 now and we put them on a sleep schedule my 2 of my kids will just go crawl into bed when they are tired and go to sleep