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Never slept more than 3 hours- help!

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Bubbleberrie Mon 10-Nov-14 19:31:56

My little boy is 5 months and never slept more than 3 hours. When he goes 3 hours that's a treat! I am over tired and exhausted. I really need help. Any suggestions welcome!

He is EBF so may be hungry through the night but at 5 months I am not so sure? I have tried not to feed and can sometimes get him off it's it's only an hour since he last fed but at 3 hour intervals he cried until fed.

He can self soothe as after a bedtime bath and feed he lies in his cot and goes off alone!

I have tried cluster feeding in the evening, tried a comforter, tried increasing day naps (although they are a struggle themselves). He has started solids and no change. He isn't too cold or hot as I have tried different combinations of clothing and am sure that's fine.

Any suggestions please?

(Ps. Not really keen on controlled cruing as the problem isn't him going off to sleep or self settling I don't think- it's why he wakes at all?)

Cerealaddict Mon 10-Nov-14 21:19:23

Mine only went 2.5 hours max, and the last hour of that was grunting all the time, but during day would sleep on our tummy so peacefully so I slept ds on tummy in crib once when I was awake next to him and peacefully sleep so brought a sensor pad monitor, angelcare one (if I was gonna go against SIDS advice I wanted to be a bit safer for my peace of mind) and from that night started to get 4 hours, he's just started sleeping through now in his own room. Oh he's 8 weeks btw

Dontstepinthecowpat Mon 10-Nov-14 21:22:57

Cerealaddict do you mean 8 months? If not 8 weeks is really going against SIDS advice to be in own room! Your breathing helps to regulate their breathing. And going against SIDS advice basically means you are going against the recommend measures to take against the risk of cot death, not worth the risk surely?

Cerealaddict Mon 10-Nov-14 21:25:05

Oops posted too early

I've since read that reason why they say to sleep on back is babies can forget to breathe and sleeping on their tummy they get into deeper sleep and newborns can't lift their heads and can get stuck face down. Our ds certainly prefers his tummy sleep, maybe worth a go, depends how you feel with the guidelines though, guess your open as on solids at 5 months

Cerealaddict Mon 10-Nov-14 21:30:51

8 weeks, he was big baby and had outgrown bedside crib, can't fit cot in our bedroom.

I have vigorously tested sensor pad monitor, if he stops breathing we will know about it, cot deaths are very rare.

Babies sleep fine during day when there is no chance they can hear you breathing with normal house noises going on

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