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6mo waking several times an evening

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flipflopsonfifthavenue Mon 18-May-15 21:12:05

DS2 is 6mo and for the last couple of months has woken 1-2 times in the early evening, so between 7-9pm. It hasn't bothered us too much as can usually get him back to sleep easily enough.

The last week or so its got worse, waking 3/4 times and the last couple of nights we've had no evening at all as I'm basically up and downstairs all the time as he's waking every 10/15mins.

We moved him into his own room two nights ago so this could explain the last two evenings but equally he's done this for a long time now - just now it's getting worse.

Anyone in same boat? We usually co-sleep from his first nighttime wake up. At this rate I'm worried the only way to get him to stay asleep in the evenings will be to come to bed myself too sad

FATEdestiny Tue 19-May-15 11:14:03

It could just be the room move and so just waiting it out may resolve things.

When our DD is unsettled at night it is almost always resolved by feeding her more things during the daytime. But then my DD is a gannet!

Until recently for us (DD is 7 1/2 months) it was not unusual for her to need a dummy re-insert at some point before we went to bed. But that's an easily solved thing and no hassle just to put the dummy in her mouth and leave. I assumed it happened because she wasn't yet in a deep sleep and so was waking between cycles. As above though, this seems to have stopped as we have made her portion sizes larger each meal.

flipflopsonfifthavenue Tue 19-May-15 12:01:45

Thanks FATE. He's a terrible day time feeder. Far too much else going on. He basically gets all his milk at bedtime/over night. Roll on weaning....

I think the reason he wakes is because he's fed/rocked to sleep. The minute he finishes a sleep cycle he needs to be helped back to sleep. I also think he's not getting enough daytime sleep so is over tired and just finding it hard to settle into deep sleep. And again - with each startle, we wakes and needs me to get him back to sleep.

Think I've answered my own question sad

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