QUOTE(KiJo @ Jan 29 2013, 01:51 PM)
I'm having a bad day today & need some advice!
N is & has always been a great night sleeper. Since about 6.5weeks old he's been sleeping 730-4 overnight, a quick feed & then back to bed til 7am.
But for the last 3 weeks we've been really struggling with his day sleeps. He will self settle with minimal fuss, but is pretty much guaranteed to wake up after only 40minutes & nothing I seem to do (short of picking him up and rocking him back to sleep) works. Even rocking him back to sleep doesn't seem to work the last week and once he's awake he stays awake until his next feed.
Right now it's 2pm & he's had 2x40min sleeps since 7am.
All he seems to do at the moment is whinge/cry when he's awake as he's tired.
You mention he is self settling to sleep well but he's only had 2 sleeps since 7 am.
Have you tried giving him more sleeps rather than trying to get him to sleep longer periods?
THis is not what I was looking for, I did have some other website bookmarked when I had babies that talked about awake time but http://www.troubleso...awake-too-long/
suggests that awake time for 1-3 month olds should be 1 hour - 1 hour 45 mins and they can have up to 3-5 sleeps.
I know once I started reducing awake time our sleep improved.
will be back later - sorry kids gone crazy!