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usernoidea Tue 10-Jan-17 13:57:08

Can anyone give me any pointers as to why my 4 month old wakes so regularly after his initial 3hour sleep at night ? He goes down 6.30/7 then from about 10.30 onwards he seems to only sleep for no more than an hour at a time. He's not upset, he just is awake/noisy/thrashing around etc...
I do a dream feed about 10....then normally feed him about 2am again. He's ff and gets shitloads during the day (every 2.5hours) which he doesn't always finish.....
I just find the broken sleep cycle between midnight and 6am a fucking slog.....everyone says feed him more during day/put him in dark room etc...all of which I'm doing!!!

Imnotaslimjim Tue 10-Jan-17 14:16:57

It could be the 4 month sleep regression. I didn't go through it with my 2 DC but I've been told it is a "thing"

usernoidea Tue 10-Jan-17 14:18:26

It's been like this since 6 weeks old!

Blu99 Tue 10-Jan-17 14:22:46

How often does he nap and for how long during the day? Where and what does he sleep in?

usernoidea Tue 10-Jan-17 14:28:00

40 mins between 8-9am then a couple of hours between 1-3 in the pm...
Sometimes a 10 min power nap here and there.....but pretty rare
Sleeps in sleepbag in his cot

Blu99 Tue 10-Jan-17 14:56:20

He's having plenty of feeds like you said so I don't think he's hungry. I would try and change his sleeping/napping pattern. There's quite a big gap between his last nap and bedtime - sometimes that would knock my dd out but the vast majority of times it would encourage another wakeful period before she goes down for the night.

Obviously you know what works best for your baby and his temperament but I would try shorter and more frequent naps and put him to bed a little later for a while. My dd won't go down until 9 but she'll sleep through until 1-2 then only wakes for a couple of feeds. She's bf and we co-sleep. Maybe you could try a co-sleeping cot too so he's closer to you?

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