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My DD is almost 9 months. She used to have the best sleeping pattern/routine. Two naps during the day and we would give her a bath (she loves bath time) and then she would want to go to bed shortly afterwards around 7:00. She would normally sleep through the night except towards the end of the night when she would wake every 2-3 hours to nurse.<br><br>
Well, all of a sudden one night a couple of weeks ago she wanted to stay up until 11:30 pm. I kept trying to get her to sleep but she wanted to play. I thought, okay it'll just be one night.. she'll get back to her normal routine. Well... she hasn't.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
One thing... my DH and I are night owls (my DH more so than I). But I've tried to take her into our bed and lay with her in the dark/quiet room but she still doesn't setle down. She wants to keep playing. Also, she is teething BUT they don't bother her or at least she doesn't act like they bother her at all. No crying, no biting/chewing etc. It just seems like she wants to stay up to play. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
I'm usually the type of Mom that I let her guide/teach me and let her set her own routines. I pay close attention to her needs and help her out when she needs it - but a 11:30/Midnight bed time? Is this healthy for her? Besides the time she goes to bed, she sleeps fine once she's asleep, etc.<br><br>
Could someone help me out on what I could do to get her back to a good bed time? I'm a first time Mom so I'm clueless.....
 

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Yes. She used to wake up around 7:30 am every morning. Now she wakes up anywhere from 8:30-9:00 am. One time at even 9:30 am. Yesterday we almost thought she was going to back into her normal routine. She woke up bright and cheery-eyed at 7:00 am. We were so excited - "This is it - she's actually going to go to bed at a decent hour tonight - she just has too." Well, she didn't. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> She took three naps instead. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
Do you think I should just start waking her up every morning at 7:30 until she gets back into her routine? Would that be cruel? I know I wouldn't like it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Just adding some more thoughts: She's still getting about the same amount of sleep that she used to with her naps combined with her night time sleep. She used to have only two 30 minute to 1 hour naps. Now she naps alot longer.<br><br>
Should I just let keep at this routine and let her figure it out on her own? It's not like she's not getting enough sleep..... I just didn't know about this going to bed at midnight deal. I don't even go to bed at midnight - I usually like going to be around 10:30/11:00. But my DH is up past midnight usually....
 

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Is the last nap of the day late? Is she reverse cycling? (Nursing more at night) Going through a growth spurt? Teething?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> still sucks. hope she decided that her former bedtime is cool again.
 

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my dd sometimes does this, especially if she takes a 4-5pm "nap". I try hard to keep her from doing that but if she's tired, she's tired, and if she goes down for the count at 6 she will get up at 5-6am! yuck! So I try to take every third day or so if she's off schedule to be home and make sure she has plenty of opportunity to sleep her normal times, for her normal length. My dd always has one day after a string of unsuccessful naps/nights of sleeping like a sloth. Is she getting enough stimulation? Does your dh come home late? My dd always seems to get a second wind with her daddy- maybe it's a good thing in small measures since she knows you guys are up and partying, hee, hee. I say let it ride out while trying to support more normal hours. I've always been surprised how quickly things change!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">my dd sometimes does this, especially if she takes a 4-5pm "nap". I try hard to keep her from doing that but if she's tired, she's tired, and if she goes down for the count at 6 she will get up at 5-6am! yuck! So I try to take every third day or so if she's off schedule to be home and make sure she has plenty of opportunity to sleep her normal times, for her normal length. My dd always has one day after a string of unsuccessful naps/nights of sleeping like a sloth. Is she getting enough stimulation? Does your dh come home late? My dd always seems to get a second wind with her daddy- maybe it's a good thing in small measures since she knows you guys are up and partying, hee, hee. I say let it ride out while trying to support more normal hours. I've always been surprised how quickly things change!</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> See that's what I think it is. My DH comes home usually around 6:30-7:00 (her OLD bedtime). I work at home so she's used to me being home all day with her and we play and play. Then her Daddy comes home and she's all wound up again. I was picking on him about it last night. She knows he's up and wants to stay up with him. Kinda like "The whole family is home YEAY!!!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
We don't mind she's up that late but my DH does sometimes want her to go to bed at a good hour so we can have "us" time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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She actually went to bed at 9:30 last night.. and up at 7:00 this morning!!!! We'll see..... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My dd has always gone to bed around midnight. Other than not doing anything early in the morning, it works great.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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The exact same thing happened to us 3 weeks ago and is still going on except our DD goes to bed at midnight, wakes up at 8:30 then is awake all day, if we are lucky we could get 1 45 minutes nap a day, if we winn the lotterry we get 2 30minute naps a day, but that's very rare. I think it's just a developmental thing.
 

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I would cry if my baby didn't go to sleep until midnight. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: I hope she figures it out soon.
 

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Actually, I don't think it's all that bad.. I get to sleep in that way. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Thanks for the reassurance from everyone! That's what I figured I would do all along - just wait and this too shall pass. I'm not one to force a schedule on a baby. Forse a schedule on anyone for that matter!! I just wanted some other opinions on it - I just hope her bed time doesn't get any later! Whew!
 

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My 11 month old goes to sleep at 1-2 am and sleeps until noonish. Then naps at 2pm, and 7pm. I wish she'd go to bed at a "normal" hour but, I don't get sleepy until those times and she will not sleep without me. I don't know what else to do bc I don't have a clue on how to get her to sleep in the bed w/o me.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My 11 month old goes to sleep at 1-2 am and sleeps until noonish. Then naps at 2pm, and 7pm. I wish she'd go to bed at a "normal" hour but, I don't get sleepy until those times and she will not sleep without me. I don't know what else to do bc I don't have a clue on how to get her to sleep in the bed w/o me.</div>
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WOW... 1 and 2am? I feel for you! =) Does she have pretty good naps so you at least have some time for yourself during the day? I almost thought that is what my DD was doing - waiting until I went to bed but then she started staying up even later than me. I wish I could help you out - maybe some more experienced mothers have some advice.<br><br>
My DD went to bed at 7pm tonight - woke up one time to nurse so far but she went right back to sleep. YEAY! But I'm not getting too excited yet... we'll see....
 
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