baby restless from 5am

(12 Posts)
Koru9 Wed 27-Jan-16 08:50:27

My baby is restless and in and out of sleep from 430/5 every day crying intermittently shuffling about going into deep sleep for ten mins crying again etc etc - any helpful tips?

nannyintheknow Wed 27-Jan-16 09:36:17

Hi there, can I ask how old your little one is?

FATEdestiny Wed 27-Jan-16 10:25:15

My initial response would be to recommend a feed. How old is your baby?

bunny85 Wed 27-Jan-16 17:57:08

Watching with interest as my DS is 11 weeks old and does exactly the same

FATEdestiny Wed 27-Jan-16 20:42:46

Have you tried a feed as soon as he wakes bunny?

dementedpixie Wed 27-Jan-16 20:45:05

What age?

bunny85 Thu 28-Jan-16 13:20:28

FATE, I do just that! Even before he wakes fully (he still has eyes closed just starts shuffling around) I feed him and he settles for a while. Also sometimes I turn him on the side and it seems to help as well. Then after some time he starts again!

FATEdestiny Thu 28-Jan-16 13:45:54

What about a dummy? That could help him settle. I firm hand on the chest is good aswel (or swaddle if you swaddled when younger).

Around 3 months old is when sleep matures and develops from being passive to something that you have to help baby actively work to achieve. So the "fun" is about to begin.

If you have space to set up a bedside cot, it can help with settling in the night. By this I mean remove one side off your full sized cot and butt it up to your bed. The extra space in a cot as opposed to a bedside crib is more helpful for soothing to sleep long term, I find.

bunny85 Sat 30-Jan-16 12:20:26

Thanks FATE, we have chicco next2me but no luck using it so far so we co sleep. Yes dummy is another thing that works. Actually it's getting better by day (or rather by night), touch wood!

bunny85 Sat 30-Jan-16 12:20:31

Thanks FATE, we have chicco next2me but no luck using it so far so we co sleep. Yes dummy is another thing that works. Actually it's getting better by day (or rather by night), touch wood!

FATEdestiny Sat 30-Jan-16 13:04:10

Fantastic news Bunny! smile

bunny85 Sat 30-Jan-16 22:09:55

Thanks FATE, hope it continues in the same direction!

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