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  1. Jennifer says:

    I don’t know what I am doing wrong. My second child is 8 months and is not sleeping well at all. She goes down well at 6:45pm but then at 11:00pm starts getting up every hr. I nurse or soother and walk away only to return in 1 hr.

    Her naps are at 9:00 and 1:00 which tend to be 45 mins long – although I leave her there for the full hr. This isn’t improving.

    HELP I am sooo tired…

  2. Kay Schultz says:

    My 11 month old crys when he is put down to nap at my mother-in-laws. She watches him for me 3 days a week. I have told her everything I do the 4 days a week I have him and he still gives her a hard time. He goes down like a little champ for me and sleeps for approx. 2 1/2 hrs. He seems happy most of the time to be put in his crib at naptime at home. But, when he is at my mother-in-laws he’ll cry for over an hour usually puke and then when he finally does fall asleep it will only be for 45min-1hr. It is just a lost cause because he is not home in his own environment?

  3. Diana Platt says:

    What is considered the “real wake time”? 5:30 am when my 9 month old wakes and cries in his own bed or 8:15 or so when he wakes happy after being nursed back to sleep in the family bed?
    I am having trouble deciding what time to put him back down for his morning nap. If he sleeps until 6:30 am and then nurses until 7:00 which is what I prefer, I put him down again at 9, but if it is 8 in my bed I either do not put him down again or try (usually unsuccessfully) at 10 am.

  4. Angela says:

    My 8 month old son takes 2 naps a day, ranging from 1.5-3 hours each. He sleeps about 11-12 hours from 6:30/7:00PM-6:00-6:30AM. His morning nap (usually around 8:30 or 9:00AM). He will nap longer on some days and shorter on other days. Then for his second nap, he sometimes will sleep 3 hours! It is very difficult to keep him on a schedule since he wakes up at different times each day. One thing consistent about him is that he sleep on average 15 hours a day. When he sleeps 3 hours for his afternoon nap; when should his bedtime be? Should I extend his nap and bedtime depending on what time he wakes up? I know you say that when nap training, you should put him to sleep the same time regardless of when the baby wakes up but I just don’t know if he will sleep again in just a few hours or if it’s not fair to expect him to sleep when he is just not sleepy and having him “cry it out.”

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