Hey I have a 6 month old ...by 4:30 -5:00 he is tired and very wingy and is having tired signs..is there any tips that may make him a happier baby by that time.. and so I dont have to put him to bed..he is normally awake bout 5:00 am...advice would be lovely :)
Hello..I'm a single mom to a 12month old boy. He was exactly the same.. I tried everything to get him to go that extra hour or so before I put him to bed and I'll be honest, even when I finally cracked it, he still kept on waking at 5am. It drove me crazy. If he went to bed at 4, he woke up at 5am and if I struggled with him till 7, he'd still wake up at 5am. I started giving him a few spoons of baby rice then bathing him at 5pm, but instead of it been a relaxing bath, I got in with him and we splashed around, sang songs and generally messed around, then I'd give him a moisturizin rub and got him in his sleep suit. By then it was gone 6. We would have a cuddle and he'd have his bottle, then bed. I found that the best nights sleep I got (and get now) is when he's super full before bed.
I know this means you don't get your tea till after the babies in bed but it worked for me. I made the middle of the afternoon his time under the play gym or around his toys then really focused my attention on him at tea time, bath, bouncing him on my knee and "row row row ya boat" It became our best time of the day. It's really hard at this stage but believe me, it gets easier. I still consider 7.30am a ly-in but the happy bath worked for us.. it really woke him up.
Do you feed your baby any food yet?
I found a spoon of baby rice in TJ's last bottle before bed worked great aswell!!
Hope this helps
well whut time is his normal bedtime?? most babies will go threw this. in time he should grow out of it. whut kinds of foods is he eating if any besides a bottle. maybe sum soothing music. make sure he is completly full,burp-free,and dry right before he falls asleep. I also use baby magic body wash the purple bottle it helps sooth fussy babys. makes mine sleep all night long. 4 my son I do his bath at bout 8pm, then I play with him too tire him out,n then it's bottle time and then by the time he's done with tha bottle he is knocked out cold. which is usually bout 9pm and gets up at bout 8am. sometimes later. =] lol good luckk.
well if your baby is 6 months old it is natural for them to go to bed earlier! they get up early and they go to bed early! its normal! I babysat for a baby who went to bed early! thats just how babies r! they need a lot of sleep because they are growing a lot!
when my baby is like that I tend to lay him on my chest and pat his bum wile pating his back quit firmly...it tends to settle him
they say that turning on a vacum puts a baby 2 sleep faster because I guess its soothing to them. id try it
he's a baby... they sleep 16 hours a day... of course he's tired...