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3 month old restless sleeping

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LittleWaveyLines Sun 02-Oct-11 11:21:32

Is this too a phase? grin

I co-sleep and recently my DD has taken to being really active in her sleep - turning around, kicking, moving around the bed better than she does when awake. She's fine with it - it's ME that's tired! ... so - is it a phase that's common at 3 months and will pass, or do I need to rethink the cosleeping?

dobeessneeze Tue 04-Oct-11 09:50:50

I posted almost exactly the same question last week! Here: www.mumsnet.com/Talk/sleep/1309882-Co-sleeping-baby-fidgeting

It does seem to be common at 3 months, but haven't yet come across anyone who has said it passes - most people seem to use it as an opportunity to move the baby to his/her own cot, which I'd rather not do just yet as I love cosleeping and am dreading the idea of having to actually get out of bed for night feeds!

My new plan is to give her a bit more space in the bed and not sleep too close, and if the flailing becomes too much then feed her up and go into the spare room with DP for a few hours.

Let me know if you come across any other good solutions though - the sleepiness is addling my brain somewhat!

lilysma Tue 04-Oct-11 10:03:35

My DS (10 weeks) does this too - some nights are worse than others. I have no suggestions though, so other than sympathy this is a fairly useless post blush

LittleWaveyLines Tue 04-Oct-11 15:20:48

Thanks both! Well last night I put her firmly each time I fed her back in her bedside cot - with the side on so there is a small barrier between us. She was not happy with that!

Not sure what to do now...

dobeessneeze Thu 06-Oct-11 09:08:48

Have you tried changing her nappy? I tried this last night - when DD started her fidgeting about 3am, I changed her nappy, which was just enough to wake her up, and then fed her back into a peaceful (!) sleep for another 2 hours.

Of course I was then lying awake for hours going "is this working? I can't believe it's working. Oh, she moved, maybe it's not working after all, no, now she's still again, it is working! Oh dear, now she's really still, is she dead? No, she's ok"

But still, an improvement I think.

LittleWaveyLines Thu 06-Oct-11 10:05:51

I'll give it a go!

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