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  • Emma H

    June 24, 2024 at 8:43 pm

    Hi Sarah,

    It’s great to hear Cyrus’ slept through the night after his two midnight parties!

    I wonder if he’s fighting naps because he isn’t necessarily tired and might need more awake time between naps. This would mean transitioning from 4 naps to 3. So, it would be helpful to see if dropping a nap makes it easier for him to settle to sleep in the crib when you use the settling pyramid.

    When you do transition to 3 naps a day, to ensure Cyrus gets 5 feeds a day you could try this feeding schedule.

    1. 1st Feed: Right after waking up in the morning.
    2. 2nd Feed: After the early morning nap (first nap of the day).
    3. 3rd Feed: After waking from the midday nap (second nap of the day).
    4. 4th Feed: After waking from the afternoon nap (third nap of the day).
    5. 5th Feed: During the bedtime routine.

    This schedule should allow you to continue the wake, feed, play, and then sleep routine during the day (except at bedtime, where the routine would be wake, feed, play, feed, then bedtime).

    Does this seem doable?