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  • Emma H

    April 8, 2024 at 9:29 pm

    Hi Vivian,

    In a separate post, I mentioned trialling 2 feeds – one when he wakes at 4:30pm from his last nap of the day and another at 6:30 pm an hour before his bedtime at 7:30pm. How did that go?

    Determining whether your baby is resisting a nap due to being over-tired or not tired enough can be challenging. To better understand this, I’d need to know about his daily routine, such as his wake-up time, the timing of his first nap, how long he sleeps during this nap, when his second nap is, how long he sleeps then, and so on, until bedtime.

    Based on what you’ve shared, I also suspect that his early nighttime awakenings might be due to “false starts,” and adjusting his bedtime to a later time, like 7:30 pm or 8 pm, might help eliminate these early disruptions. However, without knowing more about his daily schedule, it’s difficult to be certain.

    Regarding the total amount of daytime sleep for a 4-month-old, it can vary from 3 to 4 1/2 hours, depending on his overall sleep needs. For instance, if he needs 15 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period and is sleeping more than 12 hours at night, his daytime naps might total slightly less than 3 hours.

    I hope that helps!