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5 month old awake for 2/3/4 hours during the night

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abigboydidit Fri 05-Jul-13 07:46:03

Hi - am posting here for advice or just to see if this is normal. DD is 5 1/2 months old and has dropped her night feeds from about 4ish months. She gets 5 feeds a day, goes down at 7.30pm and her naps vary. However she has this really bizarre habit of waking in the middle of the night (usually 2 am or 4am) for no apparent reason. She wakes happy and just coos to herself for a while, then gets grumpy until DH or I make a noise to let her know we're there. She'll burble for about 10 mins and then will start whinging. If I pick her up and offer her a feed she will get very cross as she just wants to play. I feel we need to keep things dark and quiet and ride it out and I don't want her crying, so I tend to pop a dummy in her mouth in the darkness and stick her mobile on. Sometimes she drifts off but other times she will be awake from 4am right till morning. Going from shouting, to blowing raspberries, to whinging and getting the dummy again. She doesn't generally show signs of wanting fed until 7/730am although we're usually up at 6am.

I really just wondered if this is usual (DS was a good sleeper --until I got pregnant with DD--)? Or any tips for helping her sleep better during the night. I've tried making sure she has 2 good naps during the day (always been a believer that sleep breeds sleep!) but nothing makes any odds. Or even just reassurance that this too will pass would be nice..



MultipleMama Sun 07-Jul-13 13:15:04

Have you tried making her bed time later? Say around 9ish, it maybe that she's not tired but bored. I think it's normal either way.

happydaze77 Sun 07-Jul-13 21:37:14

Might just be a phase. DD's sleep went all over the place at around 5 months (we thought we'd bypassed the infamous 16 week sleep regression). She settled at around 6-6 1/2 months

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