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baby suddenly waking at 5/6 am

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jessicaxo Sun 03-Dec-17 05:54:53

since my baby was 8 weeks old he slept through 12 hours without feeding but since the clocks went back he’s waking up at 6 most days sometimes 5 but not screaming for milk or cuddles he just shuffled around in his cot for ages until i eventually get him out. he’s quite content not wide awake he rubs his eyes but doesn’t go back to sleep until i feed him and he drops off in my arms. i’ve tried changing nap routines bed time routines making sure he’s warm enough and other nights just putting him a vest incase he’s too hot but nothing has worked. for about 3 weeks i’ve been giving him dinner 2 hours before his bed time feed unless he’s sleeping then i give it later. he drinks 8/9 ozs of hungry baby formula before bed and i’ve ran out of ideas. im going to start him on porridge in the next few days and see if that can make a difference

Justmuddlingalong Sun 03-Dec-17 06:00:13

If he's content and not quite awake, leave him to see if he resettles rather than lifting him.

SloanePeterson Sun 03-Dec-17 06:00:17

How old is he? Don't give porridge if he's too young. TBH, 5-6am isn't an unreasonable wake up time, I think you've just been incredibly lucky up til now!

Pidgythe2nd Sun 03-Dec-17 06:02:43

My heart bleeds for you.
Seriously, 5 or 6 am isn't that bad if he's going 10 or 11 hours already.

Missy450 Sun 03-Dec-17 14:06:35

Have you tried moving his first nap back a bit. I’ve been doing this with my 7 month old and it’s working so far.

jessicaxo Sun 03-Dec-17 15:07:18

yeah i leave him in the cot and he eventually cries until i pick him up

jessicaxo Sun 03-Dec-17 15:08:11

what time should i put him down for a first nap

TittyGolightly Sun 03-Dec-17 15:30:43

How old is he?

Missy450 Sun 03-Dec-17 15:57:46

This is just what I’m doing. My DS can wake anywhere between half 4 and 6am. I’ve been putting him down for his first nap at 8am based on a 2 hour wake time (for a 7 month old) to get him to wake at 6am. It has really been setting the whole day up well actually. I was previously putting him down at 7, even half 6am!

I figure once I can get a consistent wake up time of 6am, I’ll consider moving the 8am nap back even more.

KalaLaka Sun 03-Dec-17 16:00:19

5 or 6 is get up time for a lot of babies. Some go back down for a nap after breakfast. Mine goes for a nap 2-3 hours after getting up. How old is your baby?

austenozzy Sun 03-Dec-17 16:03:32

Could it be an external noise like the heating or a neighbour’s alarm or car starting? We went through a phase where dd suddenly started waking a 6.15 on the dot and only realised it was the neighbour’s boiler waking her up after she complained of the noises coming from the neighbour’s garden in the mornings!

lizsparkles Tue 05-Dec-17 19:42:10

Am trying to conceive and am both excited and nervous to read threads like this smile

FATEdestiny Tue 05-Dec-17 21:35:15

jessicaxo - what's baby's daytime routine like in terms of sleep?

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