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KLMiller Fri 22-Sep-17 03:52:48

Haven't posted in here before.
My son is 27 weeks, exclusively breast fed and now at the weaning stage.

He goes to sleep at 7pm with no problem or struggle but will then wake up at 3 for a feed and will be awake for hours, for me it's like torture at this time, he's not crying or In discomfort, he gurgling and playing.

I have tried night lights, he's In a very dark room. He becomes very noisy with his gurgling.

Anyone have any advice pls?

Fluffybrain Fri 22-Sep-17 05:35:52

I would either go to sleep when he does at 7 so that you are getting enough sleep or push back his bedtime gradually. Maybe he just doesn't need as much sleep as some babies.
You could also try waking him late evening for a feed and seeing if he'll then sleep through the night.
If he's happy and gurgling and not crying then don't go to him.

GodIsDead Fri 22-Sep-17 05:45:30

Stop counting weeks, he’s 6 months old ffs.

KLMiller Fri 22-Sep-17 07:33:26

Some people shouldn't be on this site

DulcetMoans Fri 22-Sep-17 07:35:46

Yeah, not particularly helpful godisdead

Is he feeding and then staying awake playing? Is that what you are describing?

Thataintnoetchasketch Fri 22-Sep-17 07:45:18

If he's not upset I'd leave him to settle himself again. Or sometimes I'd let DS gibber until he did get upset and then at that point he'd take a wee feed and a cuddle back to sleep, if I tried to help him back to sleep earlier he wasn't ready and it still took hours. Are you still in the same room? I found when we hit 6 months I was ready for DS to go into his own room because he kept me awake with his grunting & gurgles but obv depends on whether your co-sleeping or not.

KLMiller Fri 22-Sep-17 07:47:47

Yes I feed him and then he is awake, he is in his own room, last night I left him and the next thing I knew it was 6am so he must have settled himself.

I'm currently sleeping on a camper bed in his room as the gurgling gets very loud at times.

Perhaps I will try another feed

crazycatlady5 Fri 22-Sep-17 08:33:06

I would push his bedtime back. My 6 month old was going to end around 9/9.30 x

FATEdestiny Fri 22-Sep-17 12:05:16

What are daytime naps like KLMiller?

ForgetAboutSleep Sat 23-Sep-17 14:56:08

Exactly the same with my DS!! Thought bedtime might be too early but if I leave it much later than 8 he is overtired.

I 'think' he may be trying to crawl. There seems to be a lot of practising and rolling going on during this awake time at night. Nightmare for us though!

KLMiller Tue 26-Sep-17 04:33:34

Absolute nightmare for us! My Ds is exactly the same.
He naps maybe 3 hours during the day, can't keep him up any later we have tried this as he gets so restless and irritable by 7pm, he goes down straight away it's the waking up at 2am ready for the day, I try leaving him but he gets so loud. Literally feel like banging my head against a brick wall as I know so many peoples babies are going through the night! Tired tired mummy!!

FATEdestiny Tue 26-Sep-17 07:33:18

It sounds like the timings of your daytime naps could change. At 6 months i would suggest:

9am nap for 1h-2h
12.30pm nap for 90m-2h
4.30pm nap for 30-60m

What times and lengths are naps currently? There is no need for baby to be restless and irritable at any point in the day, it suggests over tired.

usersos Tue 26-Sep-17 08:02:40

After using a baby sleep consultant for EXACTLY the same reason , do not let a baby sleep after 3pm and if awake and playing or loud during the night DONT go into see them unless really upset. We ignored our baby for a few nights and he sleeps 6-6 now with maybe 5 nights out of the 7 sleep through, the other 2 he wakes up has a chat or a sing song for 20 mins but we just leave him. My ear plugs are firmly in!
This won't last forever I promise x

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