My 12 week old has been going to bed earlier and earlier lately. This week's bed time is 6:30 p.m. Is this a good bed time?

asked 06 Nov '09, 23:41

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In my experience, 12 weeks is a bit early to try and get them on a sleep schedule. As they get a bit older - more toward the 6 month mark you can get them onto any bed time you want. They key is to create a schedule that works for you. If you are a night owl, keep them up later so that it works for you or alternatively if you are a morning person, put them to bed really early so they work with you. It's all up to you.


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DazedandConfused Here are responses to a similar question. http://moms4mom.com/questions/1268/average-bedtime although it appears they were referring to older children.

At 12 weeks our daughter would sometimes go down around 6:30 for what I considered more of an evening nap at the time. She often woke up around 8:00 for a feeding and would go back to sleep around 9:00.


answered 07 Nov '09, 01:09

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My son is a bit older ( 18 weeks) but i have always put him down around 7 because he fell into that routine, plus it works for us as thats my 2 1/2 year olds bedtime. They both sleep from 7 till 7.


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How many times does your 18-week old get up to eat in that period?

(08 Nov '09, 13:38) DazedandConfused

He doesn't wake at night for a feed. He has 7ozs at 7, 11, 3 then 7.

(08 Nov '09, 19:43) Phil Seller

My 2 year old and my 3 month old both go down at 7:00 pm and wake at 7:00 am. It's AMAZING. Of course, the 3 month old wakes a few times during the night to feed as well. We love how they are in sync and it gives us a couple of hours in the evening of quiet adult time. We spend most of it on our computers however!


answered 12 Nov '09, 03:27

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My baby started going to bed around 7pm when he was about 3 months old. I noticed that he was fussy everyday at around 7pm and it just naturally became his bedtime. Since the clocks turned back a few weeks ago, he goes to bed at 6pm now. I've enjoyed the extra hour in the evenings for myself!


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