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Silverbells79 Thu 04-Aug-11 12:29:02

Please be gentle - I lurk but rarely post. My four month old son usually sleeps for about an hour in the morning about 9 - 10. However he's been sleeping for over three hours now and has missed a feed (ebf and I'm feeling a little full). Should I wake to make sure he sleeps well tonight (usually 9.30 to 5 at night) or let him sleep and take advantage of the 'free' time to do all the jobs I've been meaning to do round the house (and express)? Thanks!

Ticklepoo Thu 04-Aug-11 13:07:00

No advice but I'm in the same position!my DD is almost 7 months and has been asleep since 9.45!it is now 1pm. she usually wakes up after 45mins-1hr.she had no temperature and is breathing steadily.I'd like to say enjoy it while it lasts but it's hard to relax, especially as this is unusual behaviour....very unusual!

MrsBonkers Fri 05-Aug-11 00:53:59

My 13month old DD's naps and sleep have gone haywire (hence lurking around the sleep threads tonight!)
The only thing I can think of is that she's not sleeping that well at night due to the heat, so making up for it in the day.

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 05-Aug-11 09:23:29

What did you do Silver and how did your DS sleep last night?

Silverbells79 Mon 22-Aug-11 22:34:57

I let him sleep...and he woke about 1.30 just about when his next feed was due. He fed well at normal times for the rest of the day and slept well at night too. Think in future I'll just enjoy the 'time off' and only do something about it if it starts to become a bigger/recurring problem. Thanks!

cheekyginger Tue 23-Aug-11 08:36:24

My DS is BF so it might be a wee bit different for me. He's 16 wo.

I have always fed my DS at certain times give or take 30 mins. I like the structure it gives my day. And he seems to really benefit from it too. He will sleep anywhere between 40 mins and 90 mins but i would wake him rather than skip a feed.

At the mo his feeding/nap routine is:

7am nap at 9ish for 40-90mins
11am nap at 1 ish for 40-90 mins
3pm somtimes has a wee cat nap in his carrier if out for a walk, or in my arms bout 20mins
7pm bedtime.

He goes down at 7 - 7.15 and then he's not up till 6.30. He gets a dream feed at 10.30.

Think you have to go with your gut!! Do what feels right for you. I wouldnt let my DS sleep for 3 hours straight during the day as i really feel it would disrupt his night time. And by 16 weeks most babies will sleep through....

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