Split night 4.5 months.... any ideas?

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Needmoresleep123 Wed 17-Feb-21 08:45:42

Hi all - my 4.5 month old will go down to sleep between 6.30/7pm. Goes down fine no issues, will sleep until 2.30ish when I feed him.
Then he thinks it’s morning time! He’s awake from anywhere between 1.5and 2hrs. Not crying, just awake, chatting away.
Then he’ll sleep again until 6.30/7ish.

I’ve been reading about split nights and I’m days it can be developmental or due to poor naps.

He has 4 naps a day, and they can be between 30 mins and 1.5hrs long (average about 45 mins though).

Any help on how to sort the split night?

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FizzingWhizzbee123 Wed 17-Feb-21 10:44:17

Omg my DS did this. Drove me nuts!! It turned out to be developmental, just a lot of busy brain going on. I learned to stick in light foam early plugs, roll over and go back to sleep. As long as baby is happy, let him get on with it. If it doesn’t pass in a few weeks, then maybe look at naps, but it sounds developmental to me. Huge changes around sleep cycles at that age.

Needmoresleep123 Wed 17-Feb-21 11:28:25

Thanks for replying! How many weeks did your DS do it for? x

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FizzingWhizzbee123 Wed 17-Feb-21 18:02:51

Oooh good question. I can’t remember exactly as he’s 3yrs old now (got a 4 month old now and waiting for him to start pulling the same nonsense!). On and off for a few weeks I think. I’d say if it goes on more than 3-4 weeks, it’ll probably more going on than just brain development. 3-6 months is such a hard period for sleep, just so much going on.

Needmoresleep123 Wed 17-Feb-21 19:25:29

Really appreciate you replying! Only been 9 nights (feels like longer!) I know what you mean, I have a 5 year old so have forgotten everything! 🤞 for a phase then!

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minniemango Wed 17-Feb-21 19:28:16

I’d make bedtime later maybe 9pm, then he’s more likely to sleep at night. Does mean you don’t get so much free time in the evening though.

Babyboomtastic Fri 19-Feb-21 04:34:17

We had this between about 10m to 20m ) and still now sometimes at 22m). Sometimes it was only once it twice a week, other times every night for several weeks. Then back to a few times a week before reverting to every night again etc. Toddler would wake for a 3-4 hire block in the night. She had a solid bedtime and naps were good, so I have no idea what is about, but she has mostly grown out it eventually.

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