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12 week old back to waking every 2.5 hours....

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Heatherbell1978 Tue 18-Nov-14 09:36:55

DS1 has just turned 12 wks and was previously going 8pm to 1.30am and then to 5.30am. In fact he did this from about 4 weeks give or take.

Now he's added a couple of extra wake-ups for food and I am knackered......it's been the last 3 nights and I need more sleep. He only catnaps for 30-40 mins during the day too so I can't really catch up then.

I'm assuming it's a growth spurt but I guess I just wanted to hear some stories of this being short lived to keep me going!

scottygirl5 Tue 18-Nov-14 17:31:35

DD2 is 11 weeks and we're in the same situation, had even had a few 7-8 hour stints but now having 1.5-3 hour stints. I checked out wonder weeks (do you know it?) and there is one at 11-12 weeks so hopefully that's what we're going through and it'll pass soon smile (fingers crossed, touch wood etc! )

Twinklestar2 Tue 18-Nov-14 19:52:51

That happened to me at 12 weeks too, he was up nearly every hour and a half. It was tough!

scottygirl5 Tue 18-Nov-14 21:18:54

Twinklestar how long did it last?

Twinklestar2 Tue 18-Nov-14 22:36:22

A few days to a week then I implemented a dream feed. First night it made no difference then second and third night he slept till 4! He's back waking up at 1 tho now.

Are you doing dream feed?

bankie123 Tue 18-Nov-14 23:00:29

my baby did this. he went from sleeping 11 - 6ish to waking every 1.5-2 hours. it nearly broke me as it lasted until he was almost 6 months. thankfully it did pass, and he is now sleeping from 7pm-ish to 7am-ish with one feed around 4am. you will get through it!

Heatherbell1978 Wed 19-Nov-14 13:50:29

We tried a dream feed before all this happened and it made no difference at all. In fact it seemed to make him wake more. Nothing to lose trying it again mind you!

Twinklestar2 Wed 19-Nov-14 20:22:46

I tried it before and it made no difference but I've been doing it again since last week. It hasn't made him sleep through - he still wakes at 1-2 and 4-5 but he doesn't wake every other hour like he was doing.

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