Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What Time Does Your Baby Sleep?

Raees' bedtime is at 1am.

And I have no idea how to make him sleep at 'normal' baby-sleeping hours ('normal' referring to anytime between 8-11pm). I thought it was just a phase but it has been going on for so long!

Raees doesn't sleep at 8pm, he takes NAPS at 8pm. He wakes up about an hour later all energized. I tried to keep him asleep...

- dim the bedroom lights...didn't work.
- keep the surrounding quiet...didn't work.
- if he wakes up, feed him straight away...didn't work.

Since all else failed, I tried not to let him sleep at 8pm. But no can do. No matter what I do, he would sleep anyway (wouldn't it be great if he does that at a slightly later time?).

So, he's fully charged after the night time nap. What now? I would make sure no one plays with him and keep the lights dim. At times I fall asleep and Raees would pat me as if asking me to wake up!

He usually sleeps while feeding on the bed...snooze along with me. And he still wakes up 2-3 times a night, which is tolerable.

What should I do to get this little boy to sleep early?

17 comments:

M.i.r.a.n.d.a said...

adib sleeps around 8pm after milk. plg lmbt pnh tido pukul 9.30pm. but still bgn utk susu around 3am. waktu siang die tido pagi je sekekap. ptg da jrg tido. main dan main dan main lagi hehe. so bile mlm die da mcm flat sambil susu pun da pejam. tp masa utk bermain dgn kami pulak yg kurang kot=)

rajaiva said...

Hi Irin :)

Been your follower for quite a while now. Just thought of commenting since I had the same problem with my baby.

Basically, if I'm not mistaken, as Raees age he needs about 15 hours sleep a day. So if he sleeps doesn't get the 15hrs he will try and get in anytime anyway. Try and let his last evening nap be at 5pm the most. Then play with him till he's really tired. He might then fall asleep around 'normal' time.

My schedule with baby has been , night sleep from 9pm to 8am. Morning nap from 10 -12pm. Afternoon nap from 2-4/5pm. Try it for a few days then he might get used to it.

As always, different baby different style :) so that's only a suggestion.

All the best! :)

-Iva

e.l.i.s.s.m.i.e said...

siang tu jangan bagi dia tido sangat.main-main dengan dia.mlm mesti dia penat dan tido awal.

IRIN PUTRI said...

Miranda: bestnya adib tido awal n bangun balik lewat malam. Byk time utk buat kerja lain. Now I bila balik kerja sampai tido takde time nak buat kerja lain except bila raees nap.

Like last weekend satu hari suntuk Raees tak tido sgt (coz berjalan siang malam). I imagine malam mesti flat habis tapi tak jugak! Tido kul 130am!

Iva: 9pm-8am?? I envy you! raees has similar daytime nap hours as your baby though. He wakes up around 5 pm and plays all the way.

However there are times when he doesn't nap that much in the day. Like today..he woke up at 9am (slept at 130am) and napped for 2 1/2 hours only. It's 730pm now and he's flat! I bet he'll wake up by 830pm.

Elissmie: penat main siang pun tak jadi jugak :( tgklah malam ni mcm mana. Dia tido sekejap je siang tadi. Hopefully tido all the way.

Nurul Aima Hj Kaim said...

kita serupa T__T..

sufi @england said...

Irin, that is normal..my boys (now already 9 n 6 yrs old) mcm Raees when they were young. Working + feeding did worked . In addition,sakit tgn etc. I know you can find the solution sooner. I tried everything, but zero. Finally, I doa aje masa feeding and talked to them. I do think breastfeeding helped me to communicate with my babies

IRIN PUTRI said...

Aima: baby tido lambat jugak?

IRIN PUTRI said...

Sufi: oh yeah. It never crossed my mind to slowtalk with Raees to get him to sleep early. I shall try that :)

Nurul Aima Hj Kaim said...

irin: ha ah T__T
sufi: wah maybe i shud try jg la cara tu..

ainazura said...

Hi Irin,
Aina pun ada problem tido tau, bayangkan Aina boleh nak main jer tapi kalau bab tdo mmg susah..

macam wiken lepas tdo x smpi 3 jam pun t/hari pastu b'jaga smpi kul 1am baru Aina ngantuk..

tdo kurang pun effect berat badan juga tp zura pun tatau nak paksa cmne supaya Aina tdo.. ritu g check up berat x naik sgt mmg dr awl berat x naik 'cantik', tp so far Aina aktif cuma bab tdo tuh Aina kurang b'minat...

Shafini Mustafha said...

hai irin..my baby pun sama jugak..tido kul 12-1.30..kul 8 mlm dia akan tido sekejap dan bangun dengan tenaga yg banyak untuk bermain!

IRIN PUTRI said...

Raees samalah mcm Aina. Tapi raees although kurang tido weight dia ok. Dah 9.7kg! Baru nak masuk 8 months ni.

airin diana said...

Irin, pity you! my baby Lissa normally would sleep throughout the nite..wakes up a few times around 3 am for feed (and without even opening her eyes!) and awake by 9 am the next day.
maybe you could try sufi's idea - talking and singing, may be?

mamamarissa said...

hebatnya raees...kalo auntie & marissa, lepas kul 9 jer dah ting tong :D

IRIN PUTRI said...

airin: that's so nice! Raees usually wakes up around 9am despite sleeping late. It could be because of the noise from the house under construction right next to ours. They start working around that time.

Mamamarissa: pukul 9 Raees cargas lagi! Kadang2 dia dah ngantuk, garu2 mata..tapi paksa tak nak tido. Huhu..

glam.mama said...

Irin, my eldest was an AWFUL sleeper and this book saved my life: "No Cry Sleep Solution" by Elizabeth Pantley. He used to sleep past midnight (which I don't mind, coz I'm a night owl) but he would wake up a dozen times a night! Yes, a dozen - TWELVE - times a night. I know coz I kept a sleep log. Anyhow, the book helped immensely! I highly recommend it :)

IRIN PUTRI said...

glam.mama: I shall look it up. 12 times a night?? how long did that go on for?