My Baby – Week 22

Each week, your baby's personality shows more and more. He is probably making his likes and dislikes more apparent, has a favorite toy and a favorite spot in the house. You may also be noticing more dispositional factors, like whether or not he is shy or outgoing, adventurous, loud, or generally quiet.

Most babies do become more adventurous and strong by week 22; so, it's important to double-check your home for safety hazards. Even though it will be some time before she is up and walking, she is probably strong enough to rake smaller objects she finds around the house, like on the floor or kitchen table, towards her. Spot check each room for choking hazards before setting your baby down. This is especially important in new environments, or when you have company over. You never know what might fall out of someone's pocket, or what toys visiting children might leave around the house!


It may seem like those first few weeks, when he slept most of the time, are just a distant memory. If your baby has stopped sleeping through the night and still isn't, don't worry! You are not alone. Below, you will find some tips to help get your little one back to sleep each night, until eventually he will be able to fall back to sleep without waking you.

Keep daytime sleep to a minimum.

If your baby is waking up late in the morning to make up for lost sleep at night, begin to wake her up at an earlier hour each day to help encourage sleep at night.

Use a well-lit area for your baby's nap.

Again, this will encourage less daytime sleep, keeping his naps shorter and promoting night time zzzzz's.

Use a baby sling in the evening.

Carrying your baby during the evening, with the aid of a baby sling, will not only make it easier for you to tend to your own needs, but it will also relax her right before bedtime.

Go out for a walk in the evening.

Sunshine and fresh air are good for everyone. Evening walks will also help your little one get used to a pre-bedtime routine. Going out together, with your baby in his sling or stroller, will probably relax both of you – and hopefully tire him out!

Don't keep you baby up late at night to encourage him or her to sleep more, as this can backfire. An overtired baby can actually have trouble falling asleep, so try to watch your baby for cues that he or she is ready for bed and follow those to start a bedtime routine.

An overtired baby can actually have trouble falling asleep, so try to watch your baby for cues that he or she is ready for bed and follow those to start a bedtime routine.


What do you think?

My Baby – Week 22

Tell us what you think!


  1. Profile photo of Amanda Amanda says:

    We have had a great routine since I went back to work. Bath, bottle, bed…. she’s been doing fabulous. Sometimes she will wake up in the middle of the night for a small bottle, but right back to sleep after. The last few nights though, she’s slept through the night with no feedings! Woohoo!

  2. Profile photo of Ambur Ambur says:

    We actually bed share. My little one doesn’t sleep unless she is on me. But since we sleep next to eachother I’m pretty much never sleep deprived. If she wants to nurse she has instant access. So she doesn’t fully wake at night.

  3. Profile photo of Katherine Katherine says:

    My son is 5 months and he takes short power naps during the day, but he most certainly sleep 11 hours every night ! Me and my fiancé and very lucky!

  4. My baby doesn’t have a fixed routine yet.sometimes sleeps early sometimes late but sleeps through the night but likes to Co sleep.

  5. Profile photo of sheenaholman sheenaholman says:

    I know there are a lot of people that disagree with me, but I dont mind my daughter staying up late. I dont go to bed until one and she goes at eleven or midnight. I think if Im up then its not a big deal if she is too.

  6. Profile photo of hlebutt hlebutt says:

    My daughter goes to bed around 8:30-9:30 every night, sleeps all night long, and gets up at 8-10 in the morning. She naps 3X for anywhere between 30 min to an hour during the day.

  7. Profile photo of jennifer jennifer says:

    my babygirl goes to bed between 7-10, 10 is nights where she fights it,or theres alot going on, and sleeps til 9-10 am, she will wake up for an hour around 7-8, eat and go to back to sleep, she wakes up 1-2 times a night to eat, but goes right back to sleep, i try not to stimulate her to much when she wakes to eat, im so scared she will break her routine and i wont be able to get her to sleep, shes recently been sleeping more through the night this past week, i still wake up to see if shes getting up and nothing..ima just go with it, either ways fine i dont mind getting up so she can eat.

  8. Profile photo of Samantha Samantha says:

    my daughter is having a very hard time sleeping. she’s so cranky during the day and night. she keeps fighting her sleep all the time. help!

    • Profile photo of Jessica Jessica says:

      Ok. I did lots of research on this myself. I found that it worked best if I cought him in a sleepy but awake state. Generally his eyes will start getting red, he will be much calme, may be rubbing his eyes with his fists. The best thing I’ve found is to lay him against my chest and sing/rock him to sleep then. If I wait much longer he gets overly tierd and refuses to sleep then it turns into an hour ordeal of trying to find someway to get him to sleep.I also usually offer a bottle so he won’t be hungry and will sleep longer

  9. Profile photo of lillian lillian says:

    My LO has been sleeping through the night since she was 3 months old. (She is 5M today) She goes down about 10-10:30PM and will sleep until about 10am:) She takes short power naps throughout the day. We are very blessed:):):)<3<3<3

  10. Profile photo of ChangedMomma ChangedMomma says:

    What are some ways you have found to sooth her while she is teething?

  11. Profile photo of ChangedMomma ChangedMomma says:

    Congrats on your newest addition!!

  12. Profile photo of Casey Casey says:

    My daughter 22 weeks, goes to sleep between 9:30-10:30 at night and gets up between 8:30-9:30 in the morning. If she wakes up at night she soothes herself back to sleep, she is such a good baby. I’m so blessed considering my other 2 daughters are 14 and 19! So I’m very lucky considering I was so out of practice with having a baby in the house.

  13. Our son has been sleeping through the night since he was about 12 weeks old. It’s almost scary really. If you don’t get him up, he will just lay there sucking his thumb for hours. He can lay there from 9-10pm, til 9-10am… without a peep. During the day he’s loud and wild, he loves to kick his legs and wave his arms while squealing. He’s almost always smiling… I am afraid to have another baby, you know you don’t get this lucky twice!!

  14. Profile photo of Jax Jax says:

    I have 5 month old twins. They go to bed about 7pm and wake at 6am. I have to say I was surprised the first time it happened. They really don’t take long naps during the day. I read that the earlier you put them down, the later they rise. Sooo true!!!

  15. Profile photo of consolate consolate says:

    my baby goes to bed at 10:00pm and wake up at 6:00 am what a blessing!!!

  16. my daughter goes to sleep between 8-9 at night and will sleep till about 730, however she will wake up somewhere along the way, but all i have to do is give her the paci and she is out! now that her teeth are thru some nights tend to be harder on the both of us than others..

  17. Profile photo of Michelle Michelle says:

    My daughter goes to bed about 930 an sleeps through the night until 830 in the morning.. shes been doing this since she was 3 1/2 months old ! sooo lucky !

  18. Profile photo of rachel rachel says:

    my son usually goes to sleep by 11pm or midnight until 6am then sleeps until 10ish..pretty lucky =)

  19. my son usually goes down around 10pm, wakes up for a bottle around 3-4am and then sleeps until between 8-9am and then is up for most of the day. i’m SO thrilled about that. 🙂 my daughter didn’t seem to understand what the concept of sleep was, lol.

  20. Profile photo of Donna Donna says:

    My little man goes to sleep at 7pm is up at about 4am just for a bottle then back down till 6am I think I’m pretty blessed he is only 22 weeks old!!!


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