Post # 1
So I have somewhat been sleep training, and DS sleeping has gotten much better a night. He still does 1-2 feedings a night which I am okay with.
My DS always goes to bed at 6:30-6:45, though his wakes up are always different. Sometimes he wakes at 5:30, 6:30 or 7. Which then I adjust naps to every 2 hours.
He didn’t do a long afternoon nap, only 30 mins, so at 3:30 I put him down for a nap and he is still sleeping.
So my question is this. Do I wake him?
My routine has been going normally he wakes from a nap around 4/4:30. We do cereal/bottle at 5:00. Bath at 6:00. Story/bottle 6:15 and by 6:30/6:45 he is alseep.
If I let him keep sleeping then it throws off the schedule, but I always heard never wake a sleeping baby. Thoughts?
Post # 3
I never really wake up my son, he is two months old. I know it may mean he goes to bed later, but so far he hasn’t seemed to be affected by an hour change in his schedule. If a baby is sleeping, then it usually means they need the sleep. I know sleep training books say to not let them sleep long, but honestly I don’t care lol. When it comes down to it, I feel that what’s best for MY baby is to let him sleep whenever he wants to. I like following a schedule too, but if he is tired then I’m not going to try to keep him awake so he goes to bed at the time I think he should, or wake him up so he goes to bed on time. I just let him do his thing 🙂 So far, it works for us.
Post # 4
Don’t wake a sleeping baby! 🙂
Post # 5
No, don’t wake a baby, no, no, no... (said in a whisper) I learned that one the hard way. Did it once. I woke him up to show off his beautiful newborn baby-blue eyes to someone. Oops.
Oh yeah, and I’m a proponent of letting the baby set the schedule, rather than forcing the baby to stay on a schedule. And babies need different things at different times, sometimes more sleep, sometimes less. Sometimes more food, sometimes less.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t wake him. He obviously needs thesleep.
I agree with PP we let baby set the schedule. I’m not checking the clock and he goes to sleep when he is tired. We all win 🙂