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24 week DS just won't sleep through!

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PetiteMum Fri 03-Dec-10 14:58:14

Hi everyone

My 24 week old gorgeous boy is an insomniac it seems. He was EBF until about 3 weeks ago, and is now FF. He is on 2 meals a day, but still wakes every 2 hrs at night. Not necessarily to feed, but is up and then settles quite quickly. He sleeps in his cot and naps there during the day too with no issues.

I really don't know what is causing him to wake like this? As a newborn he would sleep 4-5 hours easy.

Any pointers? Tips?

Me and my dark circles would be eternally grateful! Thanks

fifitot Fri 03-Dec-10 21:10:57


MyLifeIsFeelingFestive Fri 03-Dec-10 21:28:43

No pointers, no tips. Juat another one who has a 21 week old who sounds exactly like your ds. It really isn't the norm for babies to sleep through so young, don't let people convince you otherwise wink

Igglystuffedfullofturkey Sun 05-Dec-10 17:27:46

Sorry - there's a growth spurt/developmental leap around /5/6 months with small respites in between. My DS started to sleep longer stretches randomly at 6 months, then stopped, then again at 7/8 months, then stopped then again at 9 months, then stopped...... He;s 13 months now and it's been a while since we had 2 hourly wakings unless he has trapped wind or is ill or teething.

It's worth checking his diet - is he on any solids which could cause wind or a bit harder to digest? E.g dairy, green veg, eggs, bread... Sometimes it can take a bit of time for them to get used to digesting solids so worth having a think about what he's eating.

PetiteMum Tue 07-Dec-10 13:30:13

Hm- thanks people, guess there is no fix then! fifitot- its not teething, as he wakes up pretty happy unless he is hungry! Lord- will I ever sleep again? I used to love my 8 hours!

PetiteMum Tue 07-Dec-10 13:31:04

Oh, and Iggly- I'm trying to be careful not to give him anything windy for dinner. Besides, he is kind of stuck on pears at the moment and dislikes much else!

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