DH checked on DD this morning when she woke at 5am again, and he says she was half asleep, and he could hear her tummy rumbling - so maybe she is waking at 5am because she's hungry.
Up till now I've tried to wait till 6.30 at least before I get her upto feed her, because I don't want her to get used to being fed any earlier. I am struggling with the mornings as it is! But do you think she'll go back to sleep if she has a feed at 5am? Grateful if any experienced mums could tell me what they think.
DS usually gooes back to sleep if I feed him at this time, as long as its in the dark and a night/sleepy feed. But as he's 9mo and not had a night feed very often for the past 2 months I try everything but feeding him first.
If DD wakes before 615 then I feed in the dark and settle her back down and 9 times out of 10 she sleeps until 7-730. If its after 615 then we get up for the day. She is 8 months and has always woken early. My hope in feeding her and settling her back down is that eventually she will sleep later but who knows!
I give DD a full feed when she first wakes then just breakfast when she is up for the day. We keep a sterilised bottle in our room with a carton of ready made formula and as soon as we hear her we fill the bottle and dash in! I should add I am in no way an experienced mum! I have a DS too but I don't think he has ever woken before 7am those were the days.....