Okay, so is anyone else going through this? Advice?
My LO STTN from 9pm to 8 am then eats and goes back to sleep until 9 or 10 am and is then up for the day. So she is sleeping 12 to 13 hours a night.
This makes naps particularly hard during the day. She sleeps so much during the night, that her naps are more like cat naps than real naps. This would be fine with me, expect she seems to be tired and cranky still when she wakes up.
Her naps are anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes. She sleeps best in my arms, but I have been trying really hard to let her nap on her own by setting her down. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. The other difficult part is she is a very light sleeper, so people talking wake her up if we are out and about.
This makes nap time even shorter. I was going to try n start sleep training in a month or so, but how do I expect to do this when naps are so short!? I feel like she needs the quick naps to get through the day, so she isn't overtired, but based off her sleepy signals, she is still tired and not ready to wake up.
She is able to put herself to sleep at night, so its not a self soothe issue.
Anyone else have a kiddo like this, advice on how to make nap time longer and more efficient?
*Alaina Nicole was born March 28th, 2013* -Siggy!