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5 mths won't sleep longer than 2 hours after 12

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Mellow2005 Thu 23-Jul-15 11:02:10

Any ideas ? My baby boy is 5 mths he sleeps from 7 till 12 goes to sleep himself in his crib but after 12 wakes up every 2 hours .he sleeps 1 hour during the day and is happy as Larry 24/7 .breastfeeding at 3 am and no issue with feeding or sleeping just won't last more than 2 hours after 12 why??? Thanks in advance.

Mellow2005 Thu 23-Jul-15 11:59:38

Oh no reflux ect

monkey2014 Fri 24-Jul-15 13:25:08

Mine doesn't either, he's 3.5 months. The length of sleep gets shorter and shorter with each wake up. After 4 or 5am I'm lucky if it's 45 mins.

FATEdestiny Sat 25-Jul-15 13:30:56

I would say 1 hour sleep through he daytime is not enough sleep. It is often the case that more daytime sleep results in more night time sleep - such a great effect over-tiredness has on a young baby.

At 5 months old I would be aiming for no more than 2 hours awake in the daytime. So trying for 45 minutes nap (and a full feed) every 2-3 hours during the daytime.

Monkey, at 3.5 months old I would be expecting 30-45 minutes sleep in every 2 hours through the daytime. So aim for no more than 90 minutes awake between daytime naps.

Improving daytime sleep has a massive effect on how settled baby is during the night.

Likewise more frequent daytime feeds - 'loading' calories through the daytime - helps for a more restful night too.

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