Sleep and work status
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|Sat, 04-12-2003 - 11:52pm|
My best friend returned to work a month ago after having her adorable baby girl. She has to wake the baby at about 6 a.m. to get her ready for daycare. She gets home by 5, dh by 6 and they have family time until bedtime.
The problem is baby (who is 3 months old) now goes to sleep at 11 p.m. This is not allowing enough sleep for my friend. I think the baby makes up for the sleep at daycare by taking lots of naps. She slept for 6 hours one day (not in a row).
I sah with my own kids and they seem to fall into a schedule of sleeping 12 hours a night (from 8 to 8) and taking shorter naps (not more than 3 hours a day). My often complaint when my babes are newborns is they don't nap enough.
Obviously my friend would not want her dd to sleep 12 hours a night as that wouldn't give them any time with her. Even moreso, it seems baby wants time with mom and dad and stays up late.
Do you think work status effects a baby's sleep schedule? Would a baby in dc nap better, but sleep less at night. A sah kid sleep at night and not during the day?