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6mo - let her sleep or wake to rehydrate in hot weather?

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BarrelOfMonkeys Tue 30-Jun-09 08:58:07

DD is sleeping for longer at nights but in this hot weather do I need to worry about her dehydrating if she doesn't wake up for a feed? Or do I just trust she will wake on her own if she needs it?

At the moment I'm waking up fairly often anyway, so for the last couple of nights I've done a dream-feed at 3am and she's taken a whole bottle and then not woken til 7am - which is quite civilised compared to what we have had - so I'm wondering whether I should just keep doing that or drop the feed and just let her sleep? (She's never slept through before, but with it being so hot I'm a bit nervous about her going 12 hours between getting any liquid down her.)

BarrelOfMonkeys Tue 30-Jun-09 19:36:38


choufleur Tue 30-Jun-09 19:38:03

i'm sure she'll wake up if she's thirsty. does she have water during the day as well as milk?

BarrelOfMonkeys Tue 30-Jun-09 20:33:18

She hates water, although we offer it. If she gets a mouthful of it, she pulls a hilariously disgusted face and spits it out more often than not. I offer the formula a lot more often in the hot weather, rather than waiting for her to ask for it.

BarrelOfMonkeys Tue 30-Jun-09 21:22:45

Okay, I shall take your advice Choufleur and be brave! Am probably being a bit PFB aren't I?

ches Wed 01-Jul-09 05:17:06

TBH if she's older than 2 months I'd leave her.

BarrelOfMonkeys Thu 02-Jul-09 20:44:16

Thanks - she's been up every 2 hours for the last two nights anyway... sod's law...

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