But since I came to this discovery late, I'm not sure when I can expect DS to start falling into that pattern. He's 2.5 months now, and definitely not there. But I have no idea if it'll be closer to 3-4 months or more like 6-7 months.
If you've noticed your LO likes this routine, when did that start?
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Going anywhere throws it all off, though
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Generally, she's up at 6:30, naps from 8:30-10:30, up until 1:30, naps until 3 or so and in bed at 7pm. Every day is a little different, but that would be a pretty typical pattern.
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She is 7 months old
overnight though he is sleeping so well. just wakes to nurse once or twice, stirs only really. i cosleep with him. he sleeps a good 10-12 hours overnight.
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DS was a 3-4-3-er. 1-1.5 hr long naps and slept about 12 hours running at night by 5 mos old...god I miss that!
We don't do ANY scheduling/routines/etc., but have found www.trixietracker.com to be super interesting when it comes to sleep patterns. It is wild to look back over the last 4.5 months and see how ds' sleeping patterns have changed over time - the kinds of changes that you don't notice as they are happening.
I saw that mentioned here and had never heard of it before. But I realized that was exactly what my baby has been doing, since just before 5 mos old when he stopped taking the evening cat nap. The only wild card is the length of his naps...the 2/3/4 works if he gets good restful naps each time. But lately he's been in absolute agony while cutting his first tooth and the nap length is not at all predictable. So even though your baby might get into this pattern there are variables that will still throw things for a loop! :)
I hadn't heard of it either, but my 5 month old has recently started this pattern. Like the previous poster said, it depends on if she gets a nice long nap, if it gets cut short then everything is up in the air. Just in the last couple weeks did she cut the evening nap.
Never for any of my children. Their nap times have been all over the place.
We didn't really get into a reliable-ish nap schedule, which roughly follows 2-3-4 until around 9 months or so. Even now, though, at 11 months old, DD has trouble going the full 3 hours sometimes, and will often last longer than 4 before bedtime. So it's an approximation.
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