After some advice, please!
My just 4 mth old is terrible to get to sleep at night.
I'll cover it all so hopefully someone can give me some ideas
Wake-up generally 8.30-9 in the morning
Bed 1.5-2 hrs after so 10.30-11.00
Sleeps generally 2.5-3 hours until approx: 1.30-2pm
Awake 1.5-2 hrs until approx 3.30-4 has 45 minute sleep.
Up at 4.15-5.
Try to do bedtime at 6.30-7 (feed to sleep if she'll let me!) but then wakes up after the first sleep cycle (45 mins) we've tried patting, rocking etc etc, feeding back to sleep, this has worked a limited number of times. Generally we get her up and play until she is tired again (she seems so happy when she wakes after that 45 min and seems bewildered why we are trying to get her back to sleep!!) haha so I then try to feed her to sleep again (usually doesn't work) and it then takes ages (40 min - 2 hrs) to settle her. So effectively she ends up actually getting to sleep at 10-11pm which is just way to late for a little baby!
And then wakes up 2x during the night. I could maybe handle it if she didn't wake up during the night but I'm usually an early sleeper and this is exhausting!
Any thoughts or ideas appreciated.
Btw - she's EBF, we don't co-sleep (I tried)