Mobile: Do you adjust bedtime based on last nap or is it set?
Ok, I need some sleep help. I've been reading all the other posts but thought I'd put mine out here too.
Backstory: DD is 7 months. Started STTN at 2 months, swaddled in her RnP. Once she started rolling at 4 months I moved her to the PnP and put her in a Magic Sleep Suit. Transition was flawless and she continued to STTN. At 6 months we decided it was time to move to the crib, in her room. First few nights went well, but then she figured out how to roll to her belly in the sleep suit, so I stopped using it. Now she is preferring to sleep on her belly at night and for the last month has been waking once/night. At first, I turned on her seahorse and she fell back asleep but after a few nights that stopped working and she is now needing a bottle to fall back asleep. From what I've read here, people say if she's eating it, she's hungry? I'm wondering if I'm creating this to be a habit, that she wakes, she gets a bottle. Thoughts? She isn't going through a growth spurt, because she hasn't been finishing her daytime bottles like she used to. She does have a sound machine, blackout shades and fan on low just like our bedroom had when she slept there.
Now, onto my main question: Do you adjust the bedtime according to when LO wakes from the last nap? I've been putting DD down at 7:30. But sometimes this is tough if her last nap she woke at 3:00 or so. I pick her up from daycare at 4:30 and we have a 20 min. drive home, so if she's been awake for her normal 2 or so hours, she'll usually take a quick snooze. But, if she doesn't (say she last woke at 3) then do I move her bedtime up? I'm wondering if her waking during the night is from being overtired? I hate not having answers! :) Oh, and during the week, I wake her at 6:00 am to get her ready for daycare.