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4mth old sleep and feeding routine HELP

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GoldWest Tue 06-Feb-18 15:47:35

DD has had a great routine of feeding (6am, 10am, 2pm, 6pm and 10pm) and sleeping for the last month but in the last couple of weeks its all gone crazy. She's 16 weeks old so I think a lot of things are happening at once - she seems to be teething, seems to be hungry so perhaps I need to give her solids or back to 6 feeds and she is tired in the early evening so probably need to bring bedtime forward. If I bring the feeds closer together with the last one being at 8pm, will that keep her full until 6am? Should I start weaning or is it too eatly? We're having a lot of 4am wakes and with a 6 yr old to get to school in the morning it's starting to take its toll! Any advice? Thanks

Frillyhorseyknickers Tue 06-Feb-18 15:51:24

It all goes to shit at 4 months, do whatever to survive and don’t expect a routine back anytime soon - sorry!

Brighteyes27 Tue 06-Feb-18 15:55:07

Has your DD had a totally different routine and been held a lot more over the Christmas holidays? If she has and she has got used to that it will be difficult for her to unlearn this but it can be done.

GoldWest Thu 08-Feb-18 10:09:39

Thanks for the tips. Yes lots of Christmas cuddles but I also think teething is causing some problems so now need to find something to help with that!

BentleyBelly Thu 08-Feb-18 12:33:29

My 16 week old is feeding at least every 2 hours during the day and 3 or 4 times a night at the mo....I think he is having a serious growth spurt! Early weaning foods don't fill them up as they are just tastes of veg, milk has the calories and nutrients they need so I would def give more milk feeds. Just one wake a night with a baby that small is amazing....does she go straight back to sleep after a feed?

ElphabaTheGreen Thu 08-Feb-18 12:40:45

Has your DD had a totally different routine and been held a lot more over the Christmas holidays? If she has and she has got used to that it will be difficult for her to unlearn this but it can be done.

Yes lots of Christmas cuddles

So, you're going to suggest training a 16 week old baby to want to be held less? How incredibly sad.

I echo PPs' comments that it all goes crazy in 16-20 weeks as their level of awareness of the world shoots up. It's highly unlikely to be teething - if there's excess drooling and fist chewing, that's just her discovering her hands and objects around her, with additional saliva production to deal with impurities, not necessarily teeth. so don't give Calpol 'just in case'. Just do whatever you can to cope and consider yourself incredibly lucky up until now!

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