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    Default Tossing and turning all night...why??

    My bubs is 15 weeks. Usually an ok sleeper at night, sleeping 5-6 hours then feeding then sleeping for another 3. For the past couple of weeks he has been having bath and in bed by about 8:30pm. He then only lasts 3 hours tops and stirs and whines. I rock his cradle and he pretty much does the same thing every hour or so. Once he can't settle, which is usually around 3-4am I give him a feed but he still wakes pretty frequently after that and then I get him up at about 7am.

    Needless to say I am getting noooo sleep. I am so tempted to put him in his swing for a night! I don't know if he is teething but seems to have lots of bumps on his gums. He has also been really spewy lately and does some weird gasping thing when on his back.

    Any thoughts? I know I should think "This will pass..." but I'm wondering whether something is up with him.

    PS. I've tried, giving him a bottle top up before bed, keeping him more awake during the day, feeding him each time he wakes...none of which have made ANY difference!

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    I was just reading your post and couldn't not reply .

    It sounds like your bubs could just be going through the usual sleep cycles if this is happening every 45 mins to an hour. Have you tried just leaving him to settle without intervening? Babies are very noisy sleepers aren't they? I used to think that my DS was waking up a lot, but he was just very active in his sleep - particularly when he was learning to move about more. In the end I learned to sleep through most of his noises.

    I also found that he would sleep and settle better if I didn't lay him down straight after a feed, but kept him in a more upright position for around 15/20 minutes. I know how I would feel if I laid down after eating a big dinner!

    Sorry, not sure if I have helped much. Hope things improve for you soon.

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    Chiro for the weird gaspy thing and spewing, might help with the sleeping too.

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    Thanks ladies. I have tried without intervening but his eyes eventually open. Maybe I should try leave him a little longer. He was a very colicky baby when little so I guess I'm used to rocking him all the time and him not knowing how to self settle.

    He is still doing it by the way. Such a rough night last night and he has now slept 2 and a half hours in his swing so far this morning and still punching out zzzzs.

    I will try the chiro too. He saw one when he was about 8 weeks so maybe due for another visit.


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