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  • Emma

    Administrator
    April 4, 2024 at 9:08 pm

    Hi Vivian,

    It is so good that your little one is sleeping through the night (after those initial wakes). You would all be feeling so much better. The catnaps are always a little tricky – personally with my little ones I found them frustrating as it always felt like nap time. It does get better though.

    I have been thinking about your daylight-saving question, and I am wondering if doing nothing to prepare for it might help with your baby’s bedtime. If you do nothing, then what will happen is your little one will continue to wake up when he usually does. So, given that you typically wake him at 7am when the clocks go back an hour on Sunday, you will wake him up at 6 or 6:30am. And his new bedtime will fall somewhere between 7/8pm. What do you think about that?

    Generally, four months olds can stay awake for 2 – 21/2 hours, but every baby is different. Your baby might be able to stay awake for 3 hours before bedtime. I would try it out and see what happens. If he is ok and it stops those initial wakes, then staying awake for 3 hours before bedtime is fine. What I will say is if you want his bedtime to be at 7/7:30pm make sure his last nap of the day finishes at 5:30pm (it doesn’t sound like he naps that late though).

    I hope that helps

    Emma