04-27-2006, 03:56 PM
For those of you who had some sort of routine, what did it look like for your babies at about 7 to 9 mths? My 7 mth old dd wakes usually 6:30-7:00 am, 1st nap about 9, for 2nd nap goes down anywhere from 12 to 12:30ish, catnap about 5pm and bed at 8pm. I've read stuff about them taking a nap too late and it affecting bedtime, but she's doing good with it. Did most of yours who took a late catnap outgrow it around 8 or 9 mths? Also, about how long were they staying awake at a stretch at this age? Thanks!
04-27-2006, 08:52 PM
Gosh! That was so long ago. I was better with scheduling with Daniel than I am with Rebekah so...
At 7mos Daniel used to wake up at 6AM and go down for a morning nap around 8AM-10AM and then 1PM-3PM and he went to bed at 6PM. He decided that schedule himself and I just adjusted to it.
Wish I could help you more. Best of luck and will be praying that you both get a schedule that works well for both of you! ~Kerri
04-27-2006, 10:10 PM
Wow! Landry is 8 months and your schedule looks exactly like mine! Up around 6, nap at 9, 12 ish, 5 ish and bed at 8ish. I don't know if that 's right but there you are :)
04-27-2006, 10:35 PM
Hello, Justice is almost 9 mos. His schedule is very similar to yours, but a little different. He wakes up the same time yours does, nap from 9-10:30 up till nap at 2-3:30, in bed between 7:30-7:45. He used to do the 5 o'clock nap, but cut that out at 7 mos. It really doesn't matter what their schedule looks like as long as there is one and they are happy and healthy. If that schedule works then keep it. I let Justice be my guide and this is what works for him.
04-30-2006, 01:27 PM
I'm telling you, the BEST book on sleep is HEalthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child. By Weissbluth, I think, something like that. Its just a good reference of what your child needs at what age, how to solve problems, how to drop naps, etc. I love that book!
05-02-2006, 10:06 PM
My daughter is 71/2months and she wakes around 6:00-7:00 usually naps around 9:00. Depending on when she wakes up she naps again at around 1:00 or 2:00. If she takes a good long nap this 2nd time, she stay awake until her 7:00-7:30 bedtime. If she only sleeps 45min-1hr, I uusally put her down again at 4:30-5:00. I just wake her up by 5:45 if she takes this 3rd nap. She is very flexible though and I can keep her up later if we are out to dinner,etc. Your schedule soudns right on. They will drop a nap when ready. Did you have a question about it or just wondering if others are doing the same? Sounds like you're doing great!