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Vanessa V.
VANESSA V.
Child Sleep Consultant
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Don't give up on your "more sleep" resolution just yet—it's only the beginning ofFebruary! Kick your current routine and snag some more ZZZs. Tinyhood Sleep Consultant, Vanessa Vance, is here to support you each step of the way.

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Change in sleep cycle???
JOHANA RAMOS, PARENT OF 2 YEAR OLD

Hi there Vanessa,
I have a 13 week baby girl! At about 11 weeks she started sleeping 6-8 straight. I dont have to rock her anymore she falls asleep in her chair of play mat. When i see she is about to fall asleep I pick her up and put her on her crib and falls asleep! Is these a good system????. She does use a soothie pacifier. Everything had been going great until like two or thee days ago. She wants to sleep all the time during the day. I had a schedule for her to be asleep by 7:30-8 pm and she would sleep till 2-3 am, I would feed her and go back to sleep till 6-7. But now she wants to sleep at4-5 pm and wake up at 7 and cant sleep her till 10 ish. She dies sleep from that time till like 4-5 am. What can I do?

Vanessa
VANESSA

Hi Johana,
Can you tell me about the daytime naps? How long is she awake before she is offered a nap? How many naps typically during the day?
The bedtime will keep moving earlier and earlier -- this is normal. Around 16 weeks you will transition timed naps vs following sleepy cues. More changes to be aware of that are heading your way!
Wonderful that you dropped the rocking. At this point, I would prefer you watch the clock. Around 1 hour or 1 hr and 15 mins, lay her in the crib, quiet yet awake. let her practice falling asleep in her consistent sleeping space. Be more intentional about it. Transferring her may be working now....but around 16 weeks she will wake up and feel tricked (b/c she wont' know where she is...her last memory is of the play mat).

JOHANA RAMOS

She usually wakes up at 6:30-7 i change her then play with her then lay her in the play mat. After a while she start to want the pacifier, when i guve it to her she starts to give signs! I dont let her fall asleep i pick her drowsy and put her in the crib awake and put her inside a sack, she falls asleep fast. Before she would sleep an hour, but now she can sleep 3, and i dont know if more because after a while i start cleaning and opening the curtains so she can wake up. Then every couple hrs she falls asleep anywhere but when it comes to 7-8 she doesnt what to sleep till like 9 or 10 pm. Today she wanted to sleep at 5pm after waking up from nap at 3 pm. What I did was tired her practicing putting her in the crib she would cry i knownif ingave her the pacifier she would sleep so I practiced without her. She didnt want to sleep so inplayed with her till like 6:30 pm then gave her, nursed her then she fell asleep fast like at 7:40 pm

Vanessa
VANESSA

It sounds like she is staying awake too long between the naps? Is she awake longer than 1 hour and 30 mins?

JOHANA RAMOS

She takes like two naps but sleeping almost 4 hrs. I don't offer. If I see she wants to fall asleep in the play-mat of baby chair i put her in the crib .

JOHANA RAMOS

Her first nap is an hr after she wakes from night sleep. The others ones like 2-2 1/2 hrs . But if inlet her sleep every hr after nap, she won’t sleep at night. How long should naps be?

Vanessa
VANESSA

Hey Johana,
It is the perfect time to show her how to sleep. If you wait until the brain matures at 16 weeks, you will be in a dilemma. Start now, offering naps after awake time of 1 hour. You don't want her crashing into sleep being overtired. Teach her how to fall asleep from an awake state.

JOHANA RAMOS

I followed ur advice! She went to bed at 8:30 pm last night till 9:00 am! 😁 she only woke up twice to feed and change diaper. So when she woke up i changed her played with her in my arms a little then put her down on her play mat. After an hr she showed me signs of being tired so i ger her the pacifier,picked her up and placed her on the crib fully awake. She started cooing for some minutes and moving alot. Her pacifier fell twice so i had to come in and put in. I had to donit twice then she fell asleep!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How long should naps be?

Vanessa
VANESSA

Great Progress! Nap will vary in length right now. It can be as short as 10 minutes or as long as 2 hours. Likely it will be 4 naps during the day. It can be 4-7 hours during the day that she naps. This is a helpful guide: http://www.mybabysleepguide.com/2013/02/average-sleep-charts-by-age.html

JOHANA RAMOS

Ok thank you!!!!! 😊