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Slept through at 7 weeks, but Not Now at 20 weeks

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Scampish Mon 29-Sep-08 07:47:34

My LO slept through 7-7 at 7 weeks, I was not popular. From 14 weeks she woke up a lot and now its settled into once a night a 2.45am, at 20 weeks. She has a good bedtime routine of nappy free time, bath, bed, and goes to bed at 7 am and sleeps till 2.45am.

I started weaning at HV's recomendation, which did help as she was waking a lot

Any suggestions, of getting her to sleep through the night again.

MarlaSinger Mon 29-Sep-08 08:00:35

She's still really young, and might not be ready to stop feeding in the night for a while yet.

RubySlippers Mon 29-Sep-08 08:03:37

yep - feed her when she wakes

HeadFairy Mon 29-Sep-08 08:04:26

No real advice as my ds didn't go 7-7 until he was 7 months old. IMO I think it's pretty normal to expect a 20 week old to need a feed at night. DS didn't really start sleeping through properly until he was on two good sized solid meals a day if not three, which is I think too much to expect a 20 week old to take. Waking up once a night isn't too bad, I've got a friend who's still getting up three times a night with her 8 month old. Count yourself lucky

TheGabster Mon 29-Sep-08 08:59:24

Hmmm ... does she take a full feed at 2.45am? Does she take a full feed and breakfast in the morning? Do you dream feed at all? If the answer to two or more of these questions is yes, then I would say she needs the night feed for now (sorry).

Lots of growth spurts and things are coming up and she will need lots of extra food. You could have a look at how much milk she is having during the day. If you have weaned already, maybe she has cut back too quickly?

My LO slept through (on and off mind) from 11 weeks but really regressed once we started weaning. As a guide, even if you start early (we did too) I don't think they are supposed to cut back too much from their previous daily intake until around 6m.


pinkmunkee Mon 29-Sep-08 08:59:44

I agree- you are lucky. Too young to be expected to sleep through. Enjoy the night time cuddle! smile

ElmMum Mon 29-Sep-08 19:22:33

For what it's worth, the Baby Whisperer says if babies wake up at the same time every night it's probably a habit, if it's at different times every night it's probably hunger. Not sure if that's much help, as not sure how you fix a waking habit.

Starshiptrooper Tue 30-Sep-08 17:21:54

If my 20 wk old only wakes up once I think that's a great night!

MrsMattie Tue 30-Sep-08 17:23:56

Some babies are very sleepy when they are first born, but then perk up and are more alert / need more milk later on down the line. It's pretty normal. I can understand it being a bit of a shock to the system after such fabulous uninterupted sleep so early on, but best to face facts - she probably isn't ready to drop those night feeds just yet.

milkmoustache Thu 02-Oct-08 17:39:50

I think your DD spoilt you at the beginning - it took DD until about 6 months (and weaning) to go straight through. You were very lucky, but one feed a night is still pretty good going so make sure you don't complain too loudly as your friends may get very narky with you!!

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