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11 week old is killing me with early wake up! Help!!'

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lozzy1982 Sun 07-Jun-15 21:48:55

Hiya! So my ds 11 weeks is in an ok routine. Bath, massage, feed, book, bed. He has his feed at approz 8pm but he has reflux, so by the time we have settles him and held him upright as we should for 20 minutes he is actually being put into moses by 9pm and generally is fast asleep. Wakes then anytimr between 1-3am. It really does vary.

This isnt a problem as i know he needs a nightfeed, but once he wakes, nappy changed, fed again, after that he will just not go back on his moses. He may, for like an hr at most, but then starts grunting, getting more and more restless till eventually he cries out. So we end up doing a shift between us, holding him while he falls fast to sleep again until 7am when we get up and make a fuss of him to say daytime!
Its killing us and dont know what to do. Any ideas?

Sparkly1234 Mon 08-Jun-15 20:03:45

Hi, sounds similar to my 14 week old. She is in a bedtime routine which is normally bath then sleep for about half 7 to 8. She then wakes at about 12 and then again at about 3. I put her back in her cot at 3 and she is ok till about 5 but then I can't get her to settle in it after that if I do it might only be for 15mins etc. she just gets restless and makes noises and wriggles a lot. I have started to put her next to me in bed at this time and go to sleep with her. As I need the sleep with been up a couple of times in the night already. She sleeps really well next me, I don't sleep brilliantly but it's better than nothing. Maybe you could try it? I guess it's not a good habit but I am hoping it will improve soon and she is still young at the mo.

muddylettuce Sun 14-Jun-15 16:36:17

I feel for you, in a similar position with 4 week ds. Unfortunately I think you just need to ride it out. No sleep training method is recommended until they're at least 6 months, by which point he should have grown out of it. You could try co sleeping if that works, I currently bf lying down if I can't keep my eyes open so I can snooze, sometimes he stays in our bed after too. Or perhaps it's time to go into a cot? I moved dd (now 2) into her cot in the nursery at 12 weeks as she was waking up at our every move and vice versa. We were comfortable with this before 6 months as the nursery was adjacent to our room and we had a decent monitor. She slept through immediately. Obviously, she didn't always sleep through and still doesn't, teething, illness, sleep regression, bad dreams all mean sleep is interrupted
still! X

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