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So I can't have it all then?

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Bumperlicious Sat 08-Jan-11 11:04:21

Dd2 is 15 weeks. Her sleep is hit and miss, she often doesn't go down till gone midnight, wouldn't sleep in the evenings, but when eventually down would sleep till about 6.

The late nights and lack of evenings are really wearing though so the past 4 nights have made a concerted effort to get her down in the evenings. It takes about an hour and a half but she has eventually gone down and either woken at 11ish or I've given her a dream feed. However now she is waking at stupid times, 1,3, 5, sometimes twice. So it would seem that I can't have it both ways.

Tell me, is it possible for a baby this age to sleep in the evenings and then for a longer stretch? She is breastfed. Will it get better? The erractiness is really getting to me & because her bed time over the past few months has ranged from 11.30 to 2am (hideous!) I find it hard to go to sleep myself so an wasting an hour or so of sleep time.

compo Sat 08-Jan-11 11:06:45

Do you co sleep? I think I'd rather co sleep and have her bf whenever she likes than be up at all hours tbh
so I'd go to bed at 9pm , maybe have the tv on low and feed her to sleep and try to sleep yourself
hope it gets easier soon for you

Bumperlicious Sat 08-Jan-11 11:31:43

I can't co sleep, I really can't. I'm a difficult enough sleeper as it is, I struggle to get to sleep and barely sleep at all a baby in the bed. Though I do feed lying down when she wakes in the night.

GuardianMummy Sat 08-Jan-11 12:01:31

I am in a similar boat with my 8 week old BF baby. We have our evenings back (have done for a month or so) but she does her long stretch from 7pm until the first wake which is anywhere between 11:30pm (!) and 2:30am. She then wakes once more before being up at 7am. So I am just waiting for the long stretch to get even longer and the wakes to disappear! Not sure a 7-7 BF baby but I know they are out there somewhere and I want one! wink

Zimm Sat 08-Jan-11 23:47:40


To give you hope - DD is EBF and went 8pm/9pm to 5am/6am from 8-19 weeks. Now just been in sleep regression/growth spurt but she is showing signs of returning to a similar patterno now at 21 weeks, with perhaps one night waking around 3ish. so it can be done. All I can pass on is that we have strict bedtime rountie of feed - bath - songs(!)- feed, so 2 feeds to tank her up and the bath and songs to exhaust/relax her. Don't know if this helps at all.

tiredfeet Sat 08-Jan-11 23:57:59

Having the same problem here bumperlicious, wish I hadn't made the effort to get ds to sleep in the evenings now as I miss those 7 hour stretches!

We tried cosleeping but got to a point where ds and I would wake each other up, so sticking to his cot now.

Just want some hope it will get better!

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