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July 4th, 2014 · Print Print

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Obviously I had to break out an old pic of my flag shorts.  They are thisclose to fitting me again post-baby!  Hope everyone has safe travels or a low-key, relaxed staycation these next few days!

In other news, I need some advice.  Baby Bear either sleeps well at night or takes naps — not both.  What do I do?  For weeks, he’d sleep 8pm to 8am only waking up once or twice (amazing!) but refused to nap during the day.  Lately, he takes a long nap in the morning most days (like, up to 3 hours) but won’t sleep at night anymore!  We put him down at 8pm and he’s up again at 11pm, then 1am, then 3:30am, then 6:30am for good (BRUTAL).  I feel like he slept better as a newborn than he has lately!

Anybody have any ideas for me?  Will this just pass with time?  Daytime naps are great because they give me a chance to work/straighten up/answer emails, but nighttime sleep is crucial too!


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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lizz // Jul 4, 2014 at 11:19 am

    This will pass! My son didn’t settle into a consistent sleeping pattern until he was almost a year old. Cherish the times you’re getting lots of night time sleep.. That’s the best!

  • 2 Veronika // Jul 4, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Hmmm that’s a tough one. I don’t think most babies Bear’s age sleep through the night 12 hours without waking, but it’s not impossible either (you may just be lucky!) Is he not nursing at all at night for those 12 hours? I remember Harper could never go more than 5-6 hours at night without feeding until she was a little older—but again, every baby is different.

    I would just follow his cues and see if this might just be a phase. It probably is because they seem to change so quickly!

  • 3 Veronika // Jul 4, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    okay wait, I mis-read, I see he does wake up when he goes from 8-8! nevermind haha :)

  • 4 katy // Jul 5, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Haha, yeah, sleeping 8 to 8 without waking up would be a little scary at this point!  On his best nights, he sleeps from 8:30pm to 3:30am or so in his longest stretch.

  • 5 Troye // Jul 5, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    He’s growing and most likely hungrier than he was in the beginning.  My boys, I have three, were all sleeping through the night at 6 – 8 weeks old, I was always told babies need to be brought up to work with YOUR schedule not what others are doing necessarily, so that’s what we did.  Keep him up later and feed him right before he goes to sleep.  Sweet Dreams!!!

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