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Please help - 22 weeks, still wakes like a newborn

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milkyman Tue 02-Apr-13 09:16:00

My lovely baby boy is fed to sleep and settles fairly easily at 7.30ish. Has a nice bedtime routine and sleeps in cot in room. However, after 12am he can wake every two hrs and take an hour to settle. He usually then wakes up for the day at 5.20am. He usually wants milk. I try and feed him lots during the day, he has started having a little baby rice recently, he sleeps 4hr naps a day.

Appox Routine is:
5.20 wakes
Milk and play
Nap in pram at 8ish for 1.5 hrs
9.30 wake and milk, play or outing
12noon - nap in pram, approx 2hrs
2pm wake and milk, play/outing
4.30 short nap 30mins
wake, milk and play
6.45 start bedtime routine - bath, massage, milk, held to sleep. White noise.
Dream feed at 10.30

Maybe he's ready for own room or our room is too light?

Thank u!

ellangirl Tue 02-Apr-13 13:34:53

Maybe he is hungry then? If he self settles for naps and bedtime then you're doing well, and it will prob sort itself out in time. baby rice prob won't make too much difference to sleep I'm afraid.

ellangirl Tue 02-Apr-13 17:00:12

Actually, I just looked at your message again and realise he's held to sleep. That might be the issue. Have you tried putting him down awake? We used pick up out down method to help our dd to settle by herself.

milkyman Tue 02-Apr-13 20:19:01

Hi, I did put him in his cot this evening and he fell asleep by himself!!! I did gradual retreat type method smile

ellangirl Wed 03-Apr-13 07:06:12

Well done! the theory is, if they fall asleep by themselves then they should learn to self settle when they wake in the night. No one has explained this to my dd though grin She is 23 weeks and now in own room as we were disturbing each other. It's darker too which helps I think.

milkyman Wed 03-Apr-13 10:24:21

Thanks, he slept better last night too! Hopefully not a one off!grin

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