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Do you bother resettling?

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blushingmare Fri 28-Nov-14 21:18:31

Just interested to know....

If your baby wakes in the evening when you're still up, do you bother sitting in with them and resettling or just get them up?

DS (6mo) has recently started waking in the evenings and I normally resettle him the first time, but he often wakes again, so I've just been getting him up and then putting him back to bed when I go to bed.

With DD I would have sat in a darkened room for ages resettling her, but this time round I just can't be arsed! Obviously it's not ideal having him up in my "adult time", but neither is it sitting on my own in the dark!


blushingmare Fri 28-Nov-14 21:47:48

(Obviously I mean if the baby wakes regularly at that time, not just every now and then)

Iggly Fri 28-Nov-14 21:49:55

No I wouldn't get them up again as don't want my children to go to bed late. Plus they weren't waking because they wanted to get up. They'd usually wake for a feed or because of wind.

Cric Sat 29-Nov-14 07:45:56

My DD went through a terrible sleep time at about that time. She went back to sleeping through at about 7 months. If I could see there was no point in resettling I would bring her down but some days she would go back quite quickly.

Heatherbell1978 Sat 29-Nov-14 20:35:42

DS1 is 14 wks and goes down around 7pm. Quite often he'll wake a few times before finally settling to sleep at 8.30pm. I would never get him up though, I go in, put the dummy back in, put Ewan back on and walk out. He will always settle that way eventually.

blushingmare Sat 29-Nov-14 22:17:41

See, if DS were as easy to settle then of course I wouldn't get him up! But he goes to bed at 6:30 and is awake again by 8:30. I'll go and settle him, either by feeding or sitting with him, but he wakes 10 mins or so after I've left, and so it goes on, all evening until I come to bed. We partly cosleep and I think he just wants me there.

So I'm afraid I've given up and am just bringing him downstairs. Probably doing all sorts of wrong, but I just can't be sitting with him all evening. At some point I need to eat, tidy up, actually talk to DH!

LittleBallOfFur Sat 29-Nov-14 22:22:14

I'm with you OP. Got ds2 to sleep but when he woke at 8pm i took him downstairs with me for an hour.

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