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My 7 week old won`t go to bed for the night until about 1am every night

Hi Maree,
my 7 week old won`t go to bed for the night until about 1am every night. She does sleep for a good 5/6 hours then but I am struggling to stay up this late. How can I get her to go to bed a bit earlier, like 10/11pm? She does sleep a fair bit during the day and I try to keep her awake but she is in too deep a sleep and refuses to wake up. We bath her usually about 7.30 every night then give her a bottle a nd then she stays up for about the next 4/5 hours. How can we adjust her routine to get her to bed a bit earlier, we`ve tried moving her bath earlier, then later but it didn`t work. Any advice would be appreciated! thanks!

Maree...
Answer: Hi, She has developed a pattern now and you need to change it quickly. You need to persist with waking her during the day. Try following our It`s Time To Sleep settling program and incorporate a feed /play/ sleep routine with her always. If you rerquire further assitance talk to your health nurse about inhouse support before this wears you down. Cheers, Maree
Answered: 08 Jun 2009