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would you wake the baby?

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DoubleCarrick Sat 01-Apr-17 08:11:05

Baby is 12 weeks old. He had 8oz of milk at about 2am and fell asleep at about 4am. He's been asleep ever since. Would you wake him? It's now 8.15am!

Hassled Sat 01-Apr-17 08:13:32

I'm assuming you've checked on him and he's not been unwell recently etc but otherwise - no! Why would you? If he's hungry he'll wake. Enjoy the peace.

teaandbiscuitsforme Sat 01-Apr-17 08:14:46

Does he have weight gain issues or any other medical issues? If not then no! He'll wake when he's hungry.

DoubleCarrick Sat 01-Apr-17 08:15:19

He coughed a few times yesterday and had a screaming fit which calmed after Calpol. Slept (unusually) from 2pm-6pm with a brief waking for milk so is unusually sleepy.

I've literally just come down for a cuppa. I've been lying in bed since half 6 waiting for him to wake!

FormerlyFrikadela01 Sat 01-Apr-17 08:15:35

Nope. I never woke mine after about 1 month old. Both of my sister's kids were sleeping 10-7 at 8 week.

MazDazzle Sat 01-Apr-17 08:16:41

Leave him to sleep unless you need to wake him up (to go somewhere etc).

DoubleCarrick Sat 01-Apr-17 08:16:43

No medical issues. Although he spent three weeks in hospital when he was born and until he was about six weeks I had to wake him overnight for feeds as he was overly sleepy where he'd been so poorly

DoubleCarrick Sat 01-Apr-17 08:18:22

Thinking about it, my husband had morning shift with baby last Saturday and they both slept until 8.45. I've literally just remembered! Maybe the baby likes a regular Saturday morning lie in. Shame I'm never able to sleep last 7am no matter how sleep deprived I am!

DoubleCarrick Sat 01-Apr-17 08:18:51

He's ok in the bedroom on his own for an hour?

Beachhairdontcare Sat 01-Apr-17 08:19:37

No I wouldn't wake him, that's not long to be asleep without feeding so don't worry. Had he had a temperature, is that why you have him calpol? I would be very reluctant to give it for any other reason at that age.

Beachhairdontcare Sat 01-Apr-17 08:20:03

*gave

teaandbiscuitsforme Sat 01-Apr-17 08:21:16

SIDS guidelines is in the room with you at all time. Personally I'd pop down for tea and a bowl of cereal but I wouldn't leave him for an hour.

DoubleCarrick Sat 01-Apr-17 08:23:43

We don't give Calpol often. It's quite distinct when he's screaming in pain. Ten minutes after giving it (after him screaming blue murder for an hour and nothing working) he was smiling and cooing at me and was happy as Larry. He did feel sweaty but i didn't think to check his temperature. He's even now got a little burst blood vessel in his eye such as the intensity of his screaming blush

Beachhairdontcare Sat 01-Apr-17 09:07:59

oh bless him. Maybe try some infacol instead of calpol if it's the screaming that prompts you to give it? Sometimes griping wind can make them scream like blue murder and ten mins later they're fine again! The only reason I'd be hesitant to give it without a temp or obvious pain like teething is that he's really quite young still for medicine unless absolutely necessary. At the end of the day, you know what's best for your baby and I'm not being critical at all, as parents we do what works!

DoubleCarrick Sat 01-Apr-17 09:12:59

That's helpful, thankyou smile I'll get some in and see if it helps. He doesn't scream often if you ignore the five weeks of screaming for four hours every evening
I think his teeth are moving as he has a white spot on his gum but it's hard to know as they can't tell you

Beachhairdontcare Sat 01-Apr-17 11:11:47

urggghhhh. sounds like the dreaded colic, my six week old is the same. Infacol has definitely helped though. Are you BF or bottle? You need to give it before every feed ideally.

DoubleCarrick Sat 01-Apr-17 19:01:29

He had colic, that seems to have all but passed thankfully. Most screaming is reflux related these days but that wasn't it yesterday.

Anyway, he woke in the end at nearly quarter to nine and has only had about three five minute naps since hmm

Beachhairdontcare Sat 01-Apr-17 21:10:30

What milk is he on? That can make a difference too. Hopefully he has a nice long sleep for you tonight!

DoubleCarrick Sun 02-Apr-17 08:04:39

The paediatrician said to keep him on the same milk as the meds do seem to be working. I think he had a good sleep. My husband brought him in at four after his first night feed so I guess he woke around 3. Then woke at 6.45 but he went straight back to sleep after that feed too.

He started randomly crying hard again yesterday evening and dh out dentinox on his gums. He shrieked so loudly and then squealed when dh touched one particular point on his gum. He's so young to be suffering for moving teeth. Something tells me he's going to really struggle when he's truly teething

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