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Sarah B

I have a 10 month old son who is a very good night sleeper but not a good napper. He sleeps at night from 7:30pm until aprox 7am. Occassionally he wakes up at night but that is fairly infrequent. Naps are a different story. He used to nap at 9:15am (after dropping his big sister at preschool). We did out normal nap routine and he would sleep approx 45 min-1 hour. He would also nap in the afternoon from around 1:30 or 2pm for 2 hours. A month or so ago, he changed. We start the nap routine at the same time but it takes an hour for him to get to sleep. He talks, plays with his music, throws his pacifier and toy out and stands up. I go in, put evertyhing back, put him and leave. I do this over an over again. I do not pick him up or sing. Sometimes I will pat his back for a minute or 2. If he falls asleep at 10:30, he will sleep until 12, when I have to wake him to pick up from preschool. Since he has napped so late in the morning, he won't take an afternoon nap until 3 or 4pm and we have the same struggle. It doesn't really affect his nighttime sleep if he has the late nap, maybe he will go to bed at 8pn instead of 7:30.

I feel like I am wasting my time to get him back on his earlier nap schedule. Maybe he is ready for 1 longer afternoon nap? I don't know how much more effort to put into changing the nap time, if it is even possible.

Please help!

Sarah

Inger

Hi-

My little guy naps once a day and is a great sleeper at night. However, I still nurse him to sleep at night and for his nap. The only way I could ever get him to take naps was to either drive him around in the car, or nurse him to sleep and sleep on me. Now, I'm trying to wean him and am concerned I won't be able to get him to nap. Any suggestions?

Inger

lisarose

Hi! I , too, have a 10 month old who has just started resisting his afternoon nap. At first I chalked it up to teething (b/c he is) but now I am wondering if he is trying to go down to 1 nap per day...a bit earlier than the typical one year?? He sleeps around 11 1/2 to 12 hrs. at night...but as of the last two weeks he has only taken his hour and a half morning nap. When I put him down for his typical afternoon nap he will roll around for up to 2 hours if I let him!!! The problem is that without the afternoon nap...he is absolutely exhausted early evening. I actually called my pediatrician's office and the nurse recommended moving the "morning" nap to later in the day so that his day was more broken up. The premise is also that they will sleep longer for that one nap...hasn't happened for me yet...but we are just starting. Does anyone have any insight? Solutions? Has this happened to anyone with a baby as young as 10 mos.??

abby

hi, I have a 8 mth old son,and he only sleeps from about 9:00-4:00 then eats and might go back to sleep till 6:00.But he will not take a afternoon nap.If I do manage to get him to sleep its only for about 30 minutes @ the most!And I have no clue why!

Andrea

I have a 3 1/2 month old daughter who sleeps great at night, usually between 10 and 12 hours, but she will not take more than a 30-45 minute nap during the day at numerous periods throughout the day. My husband and I know how lucky we are that she sleeps through the night already, but I worry about her not getting enough sleep during the day. Her routine kind of goes eat, play, sleep (30-45 min), play again, sleep again (15-30 mins) then its just about time to eat again (every 3 hours). Anyone have any insight? Shes our first and we can use all the help we can get. Thanks!

Cassie

Hi there, I have the same exact problem. My daughter sleeps from 6:30pm-8am with 2 feedings in between but I can't get her to sleep longer than 30-45 min during the day. I too am grateful that she sleeps so well at night but she's only happy for maybe 20 minutes after her powernap and then I have to put her down again. Has anyone told you what the problem is??

Cassie

Just to add to that. My Ped. told me that some babies do sleep only 30-45min and this is okay as long as they aren't sleepy within an hour of getting up which is my proble. I assume that she knows what she's talking about.

Andrea

My daughter doesnt get up to eat at all during the night usually! Shes a big baby though, so I dont worry about that. No one has told me what the problem is, but she hasnt had a ped appointment since end of Sept. She has one the end of this month, her 4 mo well visit, so I will ask her ped then and I will keep you updated. Good Luck!

Andrea

Ped said that it is normal for babies this age to sleep several 30 min naps during the day, and even if she gets tired before an hour goes by thats okay too, but im sure we will still worry, being first time parents and all!

hbliss

i have a 5 month old .
she sleeps midnight to about 10am
and has about 3 30-45 min naps during the day.
i really need her in bed early evening so i can have a life with my husband.
ive tried to put her down early to no avail.
if i get her up early she just cant stay awake
,she flops all over, then snoozes off in a second?my ped said cold wet rag!!!like i dont feel mean already waking her up.
please help me ladies

Lisa

I have a 10 month old who does not seem to need a nap at all. I know he is tired as he shows all signs but will force wakefulness and fuss for a couple of hours when I try to get him to sleep. He never showed "normal" napping behavior throughout his babyhood so far. He sleeps okay at night but wakes up at least twice and tries to stand up, fusses a lot before going back to sleep. I am trying some methods to train him to sleep on his own but is not going too well. People call him the "energizer bunny"...he want to go and go and go..

Cassie

To hbliss
I'm a first time mom but I'm going to suggest something anyway. I found that putting my daughter to sleep around 6:30 really works. I'm sure that she falls asleep so late because one its a habbit now and two, the longer past her bedtime that she goes to sleep, the later she'll be up.
My daughter's room is very dark, we have a nightly ritual of book, massage, swaddling and paci. She also has her sound machine. I soothe her and she's normally out for the night until about 7am with a feeding in between. She does scream occassionally for her paci but she is still asleep. Read Healthy Sleep Habbits Happy child but please avoid the CIO parts.
As far as naps go, I have found that if I keep leaving her alone after putting her paci back in (no crying but sometimes she fusses), sometimes she passes right back out and sleeps for an hour or so.
Good Luck!!

rebecca

hey my baby wont go to sleep on his own he needs me to put him to sleep will he ever grow out of that or not??? i need help on this one please HELP ME

Rachyl

My fifteen month old daughter used to sleep through the night 7:30 - 7:00. However, she just recently started getting up around Five o'clock every morning and won't nap. She will occasionally nap if I am holding her, but wakes up and cries uncontrollably if I lay her down in her crib. I have tried everything I can think of to make her sleep in longer in the mornings and take naps, but nothing works. Please help if anyone has any suggestions. Thanks.

courtney

Hi!.. Man, am I glad to see that I'm not the only one. My 6 month old son will sleep from about 9pm until about 630 pm, but naps are a different story...
I wish I could get him to take a long two hour in the morning and another three hour one in the afternoon. Instead he'll take 2-3 half hour naps, maybe an hour. I'm pregnant once again and man I'm exhausted. I try to nap when my son does, but as you can see , that's not always possible. Any suggestions?.... Just glad to see that I'm not alone.

laura

hi there can anyone help my daughter has just learned to get out of her junior bed shes 2, she goes to sleep with a struggle then wakes at 5.30 im exhalsted how can i get her to sleep longer in the mornings!!! shes so unhappy because shes tired all the time please help!!

Roz Kincaid

My 9mo old will not sleep at night. No matter how much I feed her, or how late I put her to bed...I've tried bathing her w/lavender, massaging her, playing music, making the room pitch black, giving her chamomile tea, tylenol for teething...everything. She naps at the sitter's home during the day for a couple of hours and will go to sleep quickly at night for me, but she is wide awake after 2 hours for approximately a 4 hr stretch. Example: I'll put her to sleep at 9pm and she's back up at 11pm fully energized and stays up until 3:30 or 4:00 am! I work f-t and get up between 5:00 and 5:30 am after going to sleep around 10 or 11pm. I am sooo tired and getting run down. HELP!

Allen

My 3 month old girl will not nap, period. She sleeps from about 9:30pm to maybe 6:30am, sometimes getting up once to feed. Other than that, she does not sleep except for maybe 5 minutes after a feed and that's it.

Getting worried because I keep reading that babies need way more sleep than this. She seems to be growing okay, but the lack of sleep can't be good.

Allison

My little girl is nearly 10 weeks old. Up until a week ago she slept from 7pm to about 4.30am then through to 8am after her feed. Now she just will not go to sleep, she is fighting it. We put her to bed at 7pm as usual and she just howls, we have tried the controlled crying and 2 hours on she is still howling! I have no idea whats happened, anyone got any ideas??

ginagold

My three year old won't sleep. I am at my wits end. She keeps calling for me to come in her room and I'm at my wits end. No bedtime music or warm milk does the trick. I could really use some advice.

veronica

I have a 10 month old baby boy, he is going to bed around 9 pm, having a bottle at 2 am, then at 4 am and waking up at 5 am to play already... but, between 9 pm and 5 am he is waking up several times looking for pacifier etc. I have also to admit that he is sleeping in the middle between his dad and I...
During the day he is taking 2 naps of 15 mins or 2 hours. it depends on I dont know what.

michele

I have a 15 month old baby girl. I have the same problem you do with my daughter.she goes to bed at 9pm and gets up at 6:30am. She wakes up ever hour and a half. Two hour on a good day. She naps for 30 mins to hour. I asked the doc what to do. He said let her cry. I tried it 1 time and it killed me. Finally i started to realize i was doing no good for her or I. I tried it again. I would check on her and not let her see me every time on day 4 or 5 she was getting up once. So we did it a couple more days. My husband and came this far. Today is day 8. She has sleep the past 2 nights. Before she would get up and scream and now she gets up and lays back down and goes to sleep.I said that would be the last thing I would, but now I wish I would have tried a long time ago. I think the longer you wait the harder it is to break the habit.

penny

I have a 14 month old son n he doesn't
sleep at all he ise to be a gr8 sleeper
But as soon as he turned 1 it stopped
He wakes up more than double figures
In the night and he might have one half
hour nap in the day if I'm lucky, he
goes to bed around 8is he had 2 bottles
In the night still not matter how much he
Eats in the day he still has 2 bottles, he
Doesn't sleep no matter what I do I go in
His room time n time again in the night to
Give him his dummy n blanket but he just
Doesn't sleep. I am perminantly shattered
And I can't do anything about it because I've
Got no on 2 mind him while I have a sleep please
Will some one help me I'm desparate !!

penny

I have a 14 month old son n he doesn't
sleep at all he ise to be a gr8 sleeper
But as soon as he turned 1 it stopped
He wakes up more than double figures
In the night and he might have one half
hour nap in the day if I'm lucky, he
goes to bed around 8is he had 2 bottles
In the night still not matter how much he
Eats in the day he still has 2 bottles, he
Doesn't sleep no matter what I do I go in
His room time n time again in the night to
Give him his dummy n blanket but he just
Doesn't sleep. I am perminantly shattered
And I can't do anything about it because I've
Got no on 2 mind him while I have a sleep please
Will some one help me I'm desparate !!

Dawn

I have a 6.5 month old son. He never wants to go to bed at night anymore and once he is down wakes up after 2 hours. This has been occurring for the past week or so. He is a fraternal twin. My daughter is an amazing sleeper, but has now been waking up after approx. 5-6 hours. I have basically tried everything (i think). If anyone has any suggestions or input - it would be very much appreciated. I have had about 10 hours sleep in the past week and going a little insane!!!

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