This article includes two different routines that a
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If your baby is only able to manage an hour before sleepy time kicks in, don’t panic! You are far better off having short awake times to avoid your baby becoming overtired which will lead to trouble falling asleep themselves and poor quality sleep overall.
If you are not noticing any tired signs at all, but finding your baby is hard to get down at the
If you notice tired signs at the
The first schedule below is a sample routine for a
This is an example of a good solid routine, and although many parents don’t like the
Read more about troubleshooting 45 minute naps here.
|7:00||Feed and play|
|10:00||Awake, feed and play|
|12:15||Awake and play|
|2:15||Awake and play|
|4:15||Awake, feed and play|
|6:15||Awake, bath, bedtime routine|
|7:30||Feed and sleep time|
The second schedule (below) is a sample routine for a 3 month old< who is having a short nap for the first nap of the day, followed by some lovely longer naps during the rest of the day (a parent's dream routine!)
(Also notice that this baby’s awake times are getting longer as the day progresses – most babies operate best with a short awake time first thing in the morning, with longer awake times towards the end of the day).
|7:30||Feed and play|
|9:15||Awake and play|
|12:45||Awake and play|
|4:30||Awake, feed and play|
|5:30||Bath and bedtime routine|
|6:45||Feed and bed|
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