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Originally Posted by Faithful Mommy
My Ds is almost 5 months old. He is still ebf and nurses every 2 hours. For the past month or so he has been trying to get on some kind of sleep schedule at bed time. For example... everyday he would start going to bed at about 9pm, then about 8:45, then 8:30pm, (all for about 1 week each)... now he goes to bed at 8:00 every night! Which is wonderful!! He still wakes up to nurse (which is okay because we cosleep)
Now, my question is.... (oh forgot to mention that he wakes every morning between 7 and 7:30)... with a schedule like that how often should he nap during the day? Ferber (which I know that many are not too crazy about ) says that at 4 months and up a baby should nap, at most, 3x a day. Do you agree/disagree?? I know it depends on the baby but I would also like to know what I should except.
Any advise would really help!! Thanks in advance!
Originally Posted by snoopy5386
In some baby book (who remembers!) I read that babies should nap after being awake for 2 hours and once I started doing this with DD our world changed. She used to be up for hours and hours and be so cranky! Now I try to nurse her to sleep every 2 hours and it almost always works. In the morning she only makes it 1 hour, sometimes we'll stretch it to 3, but I try to stick to the 2 hour rule. Sometimes she naps for 20 mins, sometimes 3 hours, usually an hour. So she takes 3-4 naps a day.
Originally Posted by papayapetunia
Well, Ferber's a great big...nevermind. I think babies do so well if they are left to schedule themselves.
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