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One year old's 12 hour sleep and food?

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Winehound84 Tue 24-Jan-17 10:25:36

My daughter is 12 months and she has been properly sleeping through from more or less 7 months. We aim to have her sleep 7:30 to 7:30 but she often wakes up around 6-6:30 screams for up to 10 minutes and falls asleep again until 7:15-7:30, which is very annoying cause it means I don't really sleep anymore. Up until last week she has been breastfed 4 times, now 3 plus 3 times solids and snacks. Since pretty much forever she has been RAGING through her morning nappy change until she is on the boob. Right after she turns into an angel. Her dinner is at 5:30 pm and I give her boob at 7:15 pm or so.. but I dont think I have much in the evening, so since she wakes up early and rages in the morning, my question is: IS SHE HUNGRY?? How much milk do your one year olds drink before bed and what time is their dinner? How long do they sleep??

Mylittlebird16 Fri 27-Jan-17 19:58:51

I'd love for my daughter to sleep from 7.30am to 6.00am, I think that's a really good stretch of sleep for her age!

My daughter is 13 months, has her tea at 4.30pm and 8oz of whole milk at 7pm before bed. She wakes anywhere between 4am and 5am! That is what I would call early 😂

Guitargirl Fri 27-Jan-17 20:03:04

I think your expectations are too high smile.

My DCs were still bf several times during the night at 12 months.

And yes she probably is hungry when she wakes.

Timetogrowup2016 Fri 27-Jan-17 20:18:49

I think you need to re adjust your expectations

JohnLapsleyParlabane Fri 27-Jan-17 20:21:53

She could be either hungry or thirsty, yes. I never change my daughters nappy in the morning until she's had milk.

mostlymindblown Fri 27-Jan-17 20:25:52

Sleeping through since 7months! shock

My 2 and a bit year old still wakes at least twice for bf and then jumps on me as if starved for days at 5ish every morning! grin

Nottalotta Fri 27-Jan-17 21:09:45

What they all said ^

Ds is 18 months. He has a full cup of milk before bed, I think.its 10Oz. He's asleep between 7-7.30 and wakes anytime between 4.30-5.30. He rarely goes back to sleep. If he does its for half an hour or so, on the boob.

You've got it pretty good!

GreatDaneBowers Fri 27-Jan-17 21:20:17


My 1yo. Has 3 solid meals, 3 x 6-7oz feeds, last one at 7pm. He wakes 6-8 times a night and has a shout, needs resettling about half of them (no feed). 6am would be a blissful lie in. Is there a baby swap board? I'm up for it.

Winehound84 Fri 27-Jan-17 22:42:55

It sounds like people who don't have problems just don't post on forums. They move on with their lives. None of the people I know have children who don't sleep through the night at the age of 12 months or wake up 5 times unless they are sick or go through some extreme teething. I dont understand how one can have a normal life if the child wakes up at 4:30 - 5 am. It is just not healthy and not normal, so I don't think it is high expectations. In fact this thread was prompted by a few friends of mine who said they give their daughter cows milk before bed (150-180ml) and one also before bath and they sleep 12-13 hrs solid so I was wondering if I underfeed her because she is breastfed and refuses to take any other milk. Seriously people a little bit of crying out here and there might just sort it out.. I'd like some constructive comments, not the you have it too good, shut up and enjoy.

BurnTheBlackSuit Fri 27-Jan-17 22:48:28

If she was starving, I wouldn't imagine she'd actually fall asleep again? Is there any noise from outside- neighbour leaving for work that is waking her?

To everyone else- Some babies naturally sleep though earlier, some later. Some wake up starving at 5.30 in the morning for breakfast, and some like my babies doesn't seem to want breakfast at all. Bit like adults really...

QuackDuckQuack Fri 27-Jan-17 22:50:59

Why do you have her 'raging' through a nappy change instead of feeding her first?

SoftSheen Fri 27-Jan-17 22:54:18

Why on earth don't you just feed her when she wakes at six, instead of leaving her to scream? Of course she's hungry! hmm

BunloafAndCrumpets Fri 27-Jan-17 23:01:01

Oh my goodness. I have a 20 month old and am up through the night still, as are most of my friends with similar aged children. Really , implying that everyone posting on mn hasn't 'moved on' with their lives is a bit harsh of you. You and your friends are very lucky to have such good sleepers. And yes, she's hungry when she wakes from the sound of things.

Nottalotta Fri 27-Jan-17 23:01:42

Some babies sleep more than others. Sleeping an 11 hr stretch is perfectly normal I think, and not a sleep problem.

In your position I would give her a bottle, do the nappy change while she is drinking and see if she'll resettle til 7.30.

Timetogrowup2016 Sat 28-Jan-17 03:02:40

My daughter is nearly one and sleeps 7-7.
You need a reality check .
How dare you tell people that its not normal their babies wake. I know plenty of one years olds that wake
Yes your babies hungry when she wakes . Feed her .

Your be shocked if you have a second and their a shit sleeper as you have no expectation bar

Winehound84 Sat 28-Jan-17 07:55:16

It is NOT normal for a one year old to wake up at 4:30 and not sleep again unless he sleeps 5 hours during the day? I dont think my daughter is a great sleeper. We had to do the the crying out at some point and dedicate a lot of time to making sure she has good sleep associations, loves her bed etx etc. She has a favourite bunny which helps. She is also breastfed which often doesn't help but never cosleeping or associating sleep with boob. She is obviously not a terrible sleeper either. Past 2 nights she slept until 7:30 and when she wakes up at 6:30 she falls sleep again within a few minutes so why would I rush in there and try to feed her. She often has poop in the morning - that's why I change her nappy before breastfeeding and playing with her on the bed.

Getnakedorgohome Sat 28-Jan-17 08:04:18

My ds does wake early, around 5.30 most mornings. He is asleep in bed for 7.30pm and has a 1.5hour nap every other day or so. He's just 2. Thank for saying he's not normal though hmm

If your baby is waking 'early' and you think she would sleep longer if she was less hungry have you tried giving her supper? My dd used to have porridge before bed at 12 months and she slept well from around 3 months. Ds point blank refuses any food after 5pm so doesn't work for him but could be worth a try?

I agree with most other pp though, it sounds normal and I am often very hungry when I wake in the morning!

Bibblewanda Sat 28-Jan-17 08:06:25

I dont understand how one can have a normal life if the child wakes up at 4:30 - 5 am

Lol. You need to adjust your expectations. Plenty of babies and toddlers wake at 5.

Be glad she is sleeping through!

teaandbiscuitsforme Sat 28-Jan-17 08:11:17

I don't understand what your question is. Are you asking if your 1 year old is hungry after 12 hours asleep? Surely you know the answer is yes of course she is.

But then I'm another one with an abnormal child. DD only started sleeping through at 18 months!! shock And obviously 3 week old DS is abnormal - only sleeping in 3 hour chunks at the moment hmm

Sweetpotatoaddict Sat 28-Jan-17 08:12:25

If she's screaming through getting her nappy changed and then immediately stops when feeding then it's because she's hungry.
What worked for my first when waking early and then going back to sleep was to get them up for the day when they first woke, not allow a nap straight away, only had to do it a couple of mornings then they slept through to later.

Sunshine1509 Sat 28-Jan-17 08:15:25

if baby has last feed at 7/7.30pm then of course they are going to be hungry by 5, that's a very long stretch especially when their stomachs are so little and don't hold loads.
It's completely normal for a baby to wake up at 5 to start their day, my dd wakes at 5, has a bottle and then has a light sleep until 7(if I'm lucky)
Implying that other families are not normal because their babies sleeping patterns aren't similar to yours/your friends is a bit much and unlikely to get you any helpful comments.

If you're really bothered by a baby waking at what most people deem a normal time for a baby then I would suggest giving a dream feed before you go to bed.
I would also suggest lowering your expectations a bit, My first dc slept right through no problems, my second has only just settled into a routine at 1 despite all my good intentions.

nannyplumislostinspace Sat 28-Jan-17 08:19:31

I think you are actually being a bit rude now. It is completely normal for a one year old child to wake a 4.30 5am and I'm afraid you just have to get on with it! Belittling the experience of those who have posted on here to try and offer help and advice is not on. In short, I think you have to Lower your expectations. Your life does change when you have small children. My nearly 3 year old goes to sleep at 9 and wakes up at anytime between 5-8.30 with no nap in the day! I'm afraid, when you are a parent you just have to accept that you might not get as much sleep as you would like!

Timetogrowup2016 Sat 28-Jan-17 08:36:36

Not a good sleeper ?
She sleeps 11 fucking hours
How insulting to all rhe women who are genuinely having a tough time with their litthe ones

Bibblewanda Sat 28-Jan-17 08:38:15

There are people on this sleep board whose babies are waking every half hour, you need to get a bit of perspective. No baby's sleep is going to be 100% perfect all the time.

DubiousCredentials Sat 28-Jan-17 08:45:03

I can't believe how rude and condescending you are shock Regardless of what you might think your baby is a good sleeper. And is obviously hungry when she wakes up which is normal hmm

My dd didn't sleep through until she was 7 years old.

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