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
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.
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!