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Kristina, Mum of James 3yrs & Matilda 14 months
You may not to read me post! So skip if your feeling optimistic.
My daughter didn't sleep thru properly till 18 months. That happened after a trip to Tassie and she was so worn out by her cousins, she just started a new pattern of 12 hrs sleep straight!
My son is 9.5 months and sleeps 13 hrs a night, but still wakes for a bottle in the early morning!
I hope you do better than me!
DD5, DS3, DS lost to SIDS at 6mths & DD6m
I know a few people who have weaned the baby of night feed at around 4 months and then they started sleeping through the night (about 10 hours)
A friend of mine and my SIL have 2.5yr olds who still dont.
They are all so different.
I think it is an individual thing...
woohoo we did it!
My little man slept through the night at 6 weeks of age...last bottle at 10pm, awake at 6am for bottle and play. That was when his overnight "sleep" was 8 hours. Now at 14 weeks old, he has pushed his overnight sleep to 12 hours. He goes to bed at 7.30pm - 8pm and wakes in usually between 7 & 8 the next morning - HOWEVER -....he will wake anywhere bettween 4.30am and 5.30am for a small bottle (15 mins awake total) and then will go straight back to sleep til its time to get up which is usually only a couple of hours later. I like his pattern of early to bed in the evening and early to get up the next morning and I dont want to change that...but I dont like the feed towards the end!! Plus, as it has only been a couple of hours since a feed, when he does get up he doesnt really want a another one or anything. Im at a loss as to what to do with him. I always offer water first for the 4/5am feed and sometimes that will settle him but more than likely not. I've tried a 10pm rollover feed but that doesnt make a difference either. Any suggestions???
Sophie and Daniel's Mum - Tassie
I sugest you dont give him water at all. At his age, unless it is over 35 degrees he doesnt need any and that fills him up way to much... even if only a few mls can put a big baloon in his tummy and make him feel full.
You have a great sleeping baby be proud and happy. Alot of mums out there are up all night long non stop with endless crying (kinda what hes like with wind)
He will keep wanting that mid early early morning feed for a while yet and as long as he goes back to sleep you really must enjoy it as I fell they are to young to try adn get into any routine except their own.
In my experiance which is only through my girlfriends with babes and my own, I tried bayden with a bit of water the other day twas very hot and he had tummy pains for 2 days right. He didnt even want to sleep I was up every 2 hrs to hug him and put him back to bed.
As long as you keep his early feed quick, quiet and dont let him get worked up and he goes back to bed endure it...you dont know how lucky you are.
mum to bayden 25/02/05