How we’re getting Jasy to sleep through the night

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).

 

TC method:

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,

~J~

8 Comments

  • danni
    24th February 2015 at 1:18 pm Reply

    Hey Jess. You might find just 1hr nap in the morning and just 1 he in the afternoon might help with the sleeping at night time. Jaspy might not need to have so much. It might be worth a try.

    • Jessica
      24th February 2015 at 7:46 pm Reply

      Thanks Dan; I’ll give that a go!

  • missbettyandme
    24th February 2015 at 7:56 pm Reply

    This is brill, we do the same routine for Betty minus a couple of bits. I agree with the comment above about having an hour nap for the morning and afternoon but obviously it’s trial and error. Good luck! X

    • Jessica
      24th February 2015 at 8:15 pm Reply

      How does Betty sleep? I love knowing others routines 🙂

      • missbettyandme
        24th February 2015 at 9:21 pm Reply

        I hate to say it incase I jinx it but she sleeps so well, we are very lucky! One morning nap which is sometimes 1.5 hours and an afternoon nap for 1.5hours- she got into that routine during half term so I need to change it up a bit as that doesn’t work with the regular non holiday routine! X

        • Jessica
          25th February 2015 at 12:45 pm Reply

          Touch wood it won’t! I’m definitely going to try two even naps instead of a short one in the morning and long in the afternoon. This monring he wanted longer and I hate having to wake him!

          • missbettyandme
            25th February 2015 at 1:21 pm

            Same here with Betty but waking her early totally worked as she went down so well for her afternoon nap 🙂

          • Jessica
            12th March 2015 at 8:31 pm

            Perfect I’ll make sure to do that then!

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