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Should I change my routine?

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Lucylucy57 Thu 18-Oct-12 19:00:25

Hoping for some advice with sleeping. My DS is 15 weeks now and his sleep seems to have got much worse over the last few weeks. At the moment we have a well established bath, bottle and sleep routine which works a treat and he stays asleep from approx 7pm until his late feed at 11pm. He will settle easily after that but has started waking almost hourly from 1am onwards. He used to wake for a feed at approx 2.30am then sleep till about 6. It's starting to become exhausting and I'm at a loss as to what's wrong. He never cries but wriggles, kicks and moans. He does the same if I bring him into my bed. Is there something I should be doing differently or is it best to just stick to the routine and hope he sorts himself out again? He's very good with his naps during the day and is generally a happy little chap. It's mammy that's resembling a zombie!

ElphabaTheGreen Thu 18-Oct-12 19:37:01

Four month sleep regression*. Join the club!

*Complete balls-up of a previously manageable sleeping pattern, associated with massive developmental leaps and growth spurts. Good daytime napping may be your next casualty.

ElphabaTheGreen Thu 18-Oct-12 19:38:56

PS Not a blind thing you can do but ride it out and hope it doesn't last two bloody months and counting

Lucylucy57 Thu 18-Oct-12 21:09:44

Thanks for responding!
It literally has been like someone flipped a switch and his sleep went to pot. I'm praying it won't last too long. I never realised that there was a sleep regression. They probably don't tell new mothers for a reason. I think if I'd known a couple of months ago, it may have finished me off!
Hoping you see the light at the end of the tunnel soon too!

ElphabaTheGreen Fri 19-Oct-12 06:05:52

Did you want to know there's another one around 9 months, or would that be too much information?

ElphabaTheGreen Fri 19-Oct-12 08:14:26

Here is what seems to be turning into a four month sleep regression support thread so you know I'm not making it up! smile

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