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Princessdelrey Thu 09-Feb-17 09:22:09

As the title suggests my 5 month old keeps waking up for the day between 4/5am everyday.

He goes to bed around 6:30-7pm and cat naps most of the day. He sleeps through, well he wakes up around 1am for a good trumping session then once that's done he goes back off on his own.

But he has been gradually waking up earlier and earlier. I know his sleeping habits are really good but it took a lot of hard work to get to this point. But I have to go to bed at like 8pm just so I'm not exhausted at 5am. And it's killing my relationship with my husband.

Today he woke up at 4:30 and went back to sleep for half hour at 5:45! So I know he still needs sleep. Is it the early bed time?

Princessdelrey Sun 12-Feb-17 09:49:56


Somehowsomewhere Sun 12-Feb-17 09:57:06

When you say he cat naps most of the day do you mean he's asleep for a large part of the day?
At 5 months mine were having 3 naps, morning, after lunch and a short one late afternoon.

FATEdestiny Sun 12-Feb-17 10:05:27

At 5 months old I'd suggest he's hungry. I would feed at the 1am feed. Or wake when you go to bed and feed then.

Princessdelrey Thu 18-May-17 08:43:07

I had the same problem. So I left my son at 5:30 am to babble or roll around and 9/10 he falls back to sleep. Moving him into his own room really helped.

disastrouslee Thu 18-May-17 08:44:58

I also agree with 3 regular naps. Catnapping (by which I imfer sleeping whenever and wherever) is more for newborns.

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