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26/07/2013 at 05:29
O's feeds are all off their usual times. We'd got into a pattern of him having his last feed around 9pm, bed by 10pm and he would sleep through till 6ish. Perfect. However the past three daus he has slept in the we ening, dozing off about 7pm, I've had to dream feed him at around 11pm as he can't be woken, and he is waking at 4am!!! How can I encourage him to return to his old pattern. I've thought I could maybe do bath time at 7:30 to break his sleep. What other ideas do you have??
26/07/2013 at 07:45
It's said that 6-7pm ish is perfect bedtime for babies and fits in with their natural rhythm of sleep. That said they should still be doing 12hrs at night regardless - not necessarily in one stretch though. Does he take enough at the dream feed? Can you feed at 4am and get him back off until 7am?
26/07/2013 at 07:53
I was going to say the same. Little h goes down around 7 and then wakes anywhere between 3 and 5 am.. I feed again and he goes back down until 7 ish..
26/07/2013 at 08:10
O has been sleeping through from 9-6 but the last couple of days he has conked out at 7. He hasn't fed at night despite waking, he is simply awake. My thinking was that instead of doing 7-4 like last night, I could delay it and hopefully he'd go back to doing 9-6!??
It's normal for them to keep changing their patterns - E still does now at 28 weeks, albeit not quite so severe as when she was a newborn When you say waking at 4am, do you mean for a feed or for the day? If for the day, i'd try and encourage him to get back off to sleep for a while keeping everything calm and dark.
26/07/2013 at 08:37
He past few days he has woken at 4am.... Kicked around till 5:30am and gone back to sleep without a feed until 7am.
26/07/2013 at 09:19
12 hours at night haha. We try and get baby down for 10/11 and are lucky to go until 5am. He can go back down for another hour if lucky so maybe 7/8 hours broken sleep. I just go with the flow though and don't push a routine as he is finding his own way.
26/07/2013 at 09:25
How old is he Munchkin? We were told until 10-12 weeks they don't know day from night, so he's probably just having lively time as he would in the day.. E didn't "wake up" for a few weeks, before that she'd sleep and sleep...
When you say he didn't feed, did you offer and he refuse?
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