Mobile: How to get LO to bed earlier?
I know she's only 6 weeks so it's pretty impossible to get her on a schedule, but she's been wide awake past midnight for the past week. Prior to Thanksgiving, we had her going down at 9-10ish. Then we were out of town for the holiday, busy visiting lots of people and didn't get her to bed until late. Now she seems to be stuck. I keep the lights on, shades open, tv on, etc. during the day so that she knows the difference between day and night. She's awake some during the day and naps a lot and I BF every 2-3 hours, but then beginning at early evening she's her most awake. Last night I didn't get her to fall asleep until 1am. Then she'll sleep 6-7 hours straight, which is good since I can sleep, but it's going to be a disaster when I have to go back to work in two weeks!
I think I just need to shift her day earlier...I know she'll be fussy at night still and awake, but if I can get her to sleep at an earlier time, I don't care how much she's awake beforehand! Any ideas? Do I wake her up earlier in the day (but I don't like waking a sleeping baby or me for that matter lol) so she doesn't sleep 6-7 hours in a row to get her day reset? I've tried bathing her close to bedtime, white noise, keeping the house completely dark, massage--I just can't get her sleepy earlier and I'm cursing ourselves for screwing up her bedtime! Any advice or tips?