As you probably know, we’ve had a bit of a tough time with Jaspy’s sleeping. He’s such an angel (most of the time) but at night it’s another story. I won’t go into details on here as I’ve summed it all up in a little chatty vlog below.
I’ve also typed up the schedule in case you want to copy and paste it rather than keep pausing the vlog to note it down!
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6:30-7:30am – Acceptable time to wake up
7:00-7:30am – Milk feed and small breakfast
9am – Nap, 30-40 minutes max. The length of this determines how well baby will sleep in the afternoon so it may take tweaking to get right. This will be phased out at around 12-15 months
10am – Small milk feed; to be swapped for a small snack and water soon
11:30am – Protein based lunch. Push this further to 12 when baby is ready
12-3pm – 2-3 hour nap. If baby wakes before 1 hour then they should go back to sleep; if they have more than 1.5 hours then they can wake. Don’t exceed 3 hours
2:30pm (ish) – Milk feed
5:30pm – Carb based dinner
6:30pm – Bath, massage and PJ’s
7:00pm – Milk feed
7:15-7:30pm – Story time in cot, white noise on and baby falls asleep by themselves
If you don’t think baby has eaten or drank enough in the day then at 11pm wake them, change their nappy and give them a small feed. They can fall asleep on this bottle.
If baby wakes at any other time during the night, and if baby doesn’t want to fall asleep at nap times then use Timed Comforting (TC).
If baby is crying solidly for 5 minutes then go in, lay them down, shh them and give them some water. If they’re teething then give them teething gel or powder.
Don’t spend more than 30 seconds settling them.
Then wait another 5 minutes of solid crying before going back in and settling them again.
Then wait for 10 minute periods.
If baby is crying with pauses they are probably settling themselves so try to wait longer.
I really hope this helps; it’s been such a life saver for me! If you have any tips them please do let me know!
Thanks for reading guys,