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26/07/2013 at 11:31
A was going from 11-5.30 since about 14 weeks. At about 15 weeks we started introducing bath time about 7pm, then a feed, then down about 8. Up at 11/12 for a feed, then down until 5.30. He'd go back down after the 5am feed until about 8.30.
At 19 weeks he started waking every 3.5 hours through the night, but that only lasted a week then he was back to normal at 20 weeks. For the past week he has been having shorter and shorter times between night feeds, cumulating in last night getting up every 2.5/3 hours (he's 22 weeks today).
He's still feeding roughly every 3.5/4 hours during the day with a nap in the morning and in the afternoon (usually 1/5-2 hours!)
Normally I'm happy to just go with the flow, but getting my sleep in 2 hour blocks is killing me!! I could fall asleep standing up! What can I do to get his night-time routine back? Anything?!
26/07/2013 at 16:00
No advice sorry but H is exactly the same although he broke a little earlier. He's still waking every couple of hours now at 25 weeks. Sometimes he'll go longer but on the whole he's up every 2-3 hours. Otherwise happy and chilled although tired in the day.
Hope someone comes along with a magic cure now!
26/07/2013 at 16:57
E broke around this time and only just came out of it now at 28 weeks. Here it got worse before it got better with the appearance of a cold, then a first tooth, then development leap, then second tooth, then weaning initiated lactose intolerance. I think we were also disturbing her as we put her in her own room on Monday and she slept through again! Phew!
26/07/2013 at 18:03
I wonder that too LM about us disturbing them. H is in a Moses in our room but he's almost outgrown it so we were thinking about moving him to Hs own room to see if it will help his sleep.
It also got worse before better here and we've got no teeth through yet or anything so all that yo come!
26/07/2013 at 18:31
That doesn't help
He's still in our room (he's only 5 months) and will be for a while until the other bedroom is sorted so can't do anything about that! We don't have any teeth either.
The trainee health visitor suggested that he might need weaning if he's waking more during the night, but he's sitting at the table in his highchair at mealtimes and he isn't interested in what we are eating so I'm not keen to do that.
My H is home today so hopefully he might be able to settle him during the night. Our HV suggested H trying to settle him so he doesn't associate waking up with food.
26/07/2013 at 20:25
Have you had a look at the Wonder Weeks? (Theres an app for iphones). It could be a developmental leap - that usually disturbs E's sleep for a few nights.
26/07/2013 at 22:47
Smashed Crab feeling your pain! A (20 weeks) is waking up every 2 or 3 hours when we were on holiday it was every hour and we were cosleeping as normal, I have tried ignoring her but she just schooches over and sucks my back and then cries until she is fed back to sleep. We don't have any teeth but we are definitely learning to crawl and I think she is practising in her sleep and waking herself up some of the time. The longest she has gone at night was 5 hours between feeds, because she struggles with reflux and little and often helps her I try and go with the flow - during the day she never gets to 3 hours between feeds. If you find a magic cure let me know please
26/07/2013 at 23:12
It's normal and it will pass. I used to nap when he did
27/07/2013 at 07:32
Gah your health visitor is very naughty (and wrong) to advise that.. it was weaning that broke E further having all that food in her tummy etc. And increasing food means dropping milk when in fact if it's hunger more milk will be required. *rolls eyes at HV*. I also disagree with her.. if baby is hungry then feed them.. I was told if you believe it's routine waking rather than hunger give water but I dismissed that advise too haha. E stopped her night feed around 12 weeks but through this period she did have, and need the night feed. Only for a week or so.. otherwise she'd wake every 20 mins. It's impossible to get E to eat if she doesn't want to and she was draining a 7oz bottle so needed it for sure..
My h works away but we noticed she slept better when he was home... typically, so I wondered if it was because he goes to sleep and doesn't wake up and I have periods of awake.. I know that the point of sids is that this happens but as we got into week 27 it was getting ridiculous. In the meantime switching so that H was crib side not me helped, and we also too her out of the crib into the travel cot.. she then made it known she was b indeed a tummy sleeper which again, I don't like but explained why she was getting cross in the crib rolling against the side and banging it during the night.
Sorry it's probably not much help, but I do sympathise, especially if you are coping with it on your own.
27/07/2013 at 08:14
Thanks for the replies. Isis - I was planning to nap, but then Angus refused to yesterday!! Going swimming this morning so will hopefully tire him out!
LG - will let you know if anything works
LM - I thought that about the feeding too (I think she's actually a student nurse doing a placement with the HVs)
Last night we fed at 8pm, went down until 12, fed for 25 minutes, then woke at 3.30. My H settled him back to sleep, then woke at 4.20, fed for 15 minutes, then again at 5.30, and is now awake at 8am. Better than the night before which was 8pm, ll,30, 2.30, 3.45, 5.00 and 7.
Will try swapping sides of the bed with my H and see if that makes any difference.
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