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4am feed and 5.30am waking

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waitingforsomething Thu 26-Nov-15 15:47:47

My DS is 19 weeks and most needs is managing to sleep from 7ish until 4am without needing a feed. At 4am I feed him and he drinks between 3 and 6oz. Never mind how much he drinks, he then wakes up at 5.30am. He won't be re-settled and he isn't hungry till 6.30am. Any ideas how I can push him past 5.30? If he hadn't heen up at 4 it wouldn't feel so bad but I'm not a good sleeper and I can rarely drop back off before about 5.15 so my day is starting at 4.

HollyC255552 Thu 26-Nov-15 22:27:27

You could maybe try putting him to bed a little later. I found out with my DD the other week when we put her to bed at 7:30 she would wake at 5am. Her bedtime is now around 8ish and (fingers crossed) she now wakes between 6-6:30 which i'm happy with!!

guinnessgirl Fri 27-Nov-15 06:25:15

No advice I'm afraid, but following as we're in a very similar situation! DS2 was previously waking for a feed around 3 and then going back to sleep till around 6ish, but is now sleeping through till 4.30 but then not settling after feed. I never had this with DS1 so have no experience to draw on!

waitingforsomething Fri 27-Nov-15 07:43:27

Thanks all. He actually slept 7-5.30 last night which is excellent - just another half an hour. I will try a slightly later bedtime but he's exhausted by then so I'm worried he will get overtired If I keep him up much later

MuddyWellyNelly Fri 27-Nov-15 09:14:10

Could you do a dream feed when you go to bed?

Frazzled2207 Fri 27-Nov-15 09:23:11

I would try dream feeding too(or rather get your dp if you're ff) if you're lucky he will barely wake.
They almost all have these phases, it will most likely pass soon. Go to bed early in the meantime. But tbh 8h stretches is good, my 6mo is nowhere near. Also, when he wants his morning nap I snuggle up to my ds in bed (safely of course) and he can sleep for 2h this way and I have a nice doze too. Unfortunately he isn't keen on his cot.

mrsmugoo Fri 27-Nov-15 16:19:52

Later bedtime - he's sleeping 10.5 hours which is probably just what he needs. Not all sleep 12 hours 7-7 despite how convenient for parents it would be.

waitingforsomething Fri 27-Nov-15 16:45:11

I've had really disastrous results with dreamfeeding both of mine; it seems to wake their tummies up so they wake for another big feed that they hadn't asked for before.
I would put him to bed later but how do you do this when they are knackered and at risk of becoming overtired?

mrsmugoo Fri 27-Nov-15 17:25:39

Push nap and bedtime later and later 15 minutes every couple of days.

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