My 12 week baby has this kind of schedule going on now : Awake 1.5 hours, Sleep 30 minutes throughout the day. She eats at the beginning of this cycle which amounts to every 2 hours in the daytime. Night sleep is 6-7 hours then 2 hour stretches until morning.
I'd love for her to be able to take longer more restorative naps, but I end up giving in when she is exhausted and then she wakes up hungry 30 minutes later. I feel like she is fussy at night after her long stretch so from 4AM-7AM and that gets us off to a rough start in the morning. Today she woke at 7AM ate, and was falling back asleep at 8:15.
I'd love to get her on that normal 9, 1 & 4 nap schedule that everyone else seems to be on so her naps will be more restorative. Any ideas?
Things we are already doing : darkness, swaddling, white noise & Zantac. When she is tired I swaddle her in the dark room (not pitch black) turn on the white noise and bounce her to sleep on a ball. She usually goes out in just a few minutes.