I'm not sure if this is 'normal' or if there is something we can do. Laci cat naps during the day...like 5 naps that are usually an hour or less. I'm hoping that daycare can fix this and get her into a schedule of maybe 2 longer naps? But I think the cat naps are not allowing her to get any rest which makes her exhausted at night. From about 7-9 she is just not a happy camper...we lovingly refer to it as her witching hour at home. I feel like she is very tired but overly tired and fighting it. Her crying/screaming isn't as bad as when she was having lots of gassy issues so I don't think there is anything hurting her....also, I can hand her off to BF half the time and she's fine so that also leads me to believe that she is just exhausted. I try to start her bedtime routine around 6:30 or 7 and usually she is sleeping by about 10. Am I or Are we doing something wrong here?
She is on formula and being swaddled. I think the swaddle is our saving grace at night- once she is out she may sleep for 3-5 hours...depending on how much of her bottle she took just before bed. In her fussiness she usually won't take her full 3/4 oz bottle.